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In addition to the resources listed below, several library databases include the option to search for images. Be sure to look for images that you are able to use and/or to cite images you use.
ARTstor is a collection of over a million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities and sciences covering many time periods and cultures. Users can search, view and download images for educational and research purposes.
Digital Public Library of America
Resources from libraries, archives, and museums across the world.
Search for images, videos, and other multimedia that are licensed under Creative Commons (i.e. they are generally free to use as long as you credit the original creator)
A large collection of images, sounds, music, etc. Be sure to check the copyright status of any individual work you are interested in incorporating into your project. This site also collects old websites through it's "Wayback Machine."
Keweenaw Digital Archives
Photos from the Copper Country Archives
High quality public domain images
How do I cite an image?
The basic APA citation style for an image retrieved online is as follows:
Artist Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Title of work [Format]. Retrieved from URL (address of web site)
There are going to be variations if there are multiple artists, no artists, no title, etc. Please take a look at the Purdue OWL or the APA Style Manual for more details.
Databases are collections of resources (research articles, book chapters, news sources, etc.) If the databases below don't look like they contain quite what you need, go to the Databases page of the library website. Here you can look for other databases by topic. Some images contain some multimedia.
Humanities Abstracts (EBSCO)
Abstracts of articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore and linguistics from 1926 to present.
A broad database that sorts material by subject area.
Collection of humanities and social sciences journals.
Collection of materials covering huge range of topics.
Social Sciences Abstracts (EBSCO)
Covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.
Web of Science
Covers arts, humanities, and science topics.