Note: You must cite images that you did not create. Make sure to use the correct citation format (MLA, APA, etc.)
UH Mānoa Library Subscriptions
- ARTstore – A digital library of nearly one million images in art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.
- Art & Architecture – Contains charts, diagrams, illustrations, graphs, maps, and some photos appearing in both periodicals and books on art and architecture-related topics
- Sources for charts and graphs can also be found on the Statistics resource page.
Public Domain Images
- Creative Commons
- National Archives (NARA)
- Library of Congress
- Digital Public Library of America
- Wikipedia Public Domain Image Resources
- Unsplash.com – Free high-resolution images published under the Creative Commons Zero license.
- Pixaby.Com – Searchable high-resolution images, vector, and art illustrations published under Creative Commosn Zero license.
- MorgueFile.com – Free high-resolution stock images
- AP Images – Free-high resolution stock images.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- National Gallery of Art
- Art Images for College Teaching
- Getty Open Content Image Collection
General Search Engine Tips
- Use the word image followed by your topic
Google: image ducks
Bing: image flying ducks
- Combine an image search and a domain search
Google: image ducks site:edu
Bing: image flying ducks site:gov
- Use specific keywords for the image you want
(e.g., charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, tables, drawings, illustrations, blueprints, photographs, cartoons, etc.)
Google: image gun ownership chart site:gov
Bing: image nuclear power map site:.edu
Google: image dogs restaurants cartoon
- Use a search engine to find citable images
To increase the reliability of the image, combine an image search with a site: (domain search).
Google: ducks site:edu
Bing: flying ducks site:.gov
Advanced Google Image Search
Search Google for pictures, maps, or other visuals to supplement your speech.
Tip: You can also try an Advanced Google Image Search. By selecting “Labled for Reuse” in the Usage Rights drop-down box, you’ll ensure the images you use are not violating copyright licenses.