Finding Digital Images

Before working with images in your project, please consult this article on copyright information

Munday Library Resources

Oxford Art Online / Grove Art Online

“In order to reuse, reproduce, digitize or translate any except, chapter and image from Oxford Art Online, you need to fill out a permissions request form, available at the following URL:
Depending on your request, please select the appropriate link on the online form, and follow the instructions.”

Credo Reference

Use the “Image Search” option from the pull-down menu on the main screen.

Library Books

  • To see if a book contains images, click on the title to open the full catalog record.  Check the Physical Description line for “ill.” which stands for illustration.
  • You can look for books that contain primarily illustrations by searching for your topic keywords and “pictorial works.”

Open Web

Google Image Search

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons is an online repository of free-use images, sounds, other media, and JSON files. It is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia.


Art Images for College Teaching
Images of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance European art & architecture photographed by Allan T. Kohl, who consents to their use in any application that is both educational and non-commercial in nature.

Bridgeman Images

Creative Commons 

Digital Public Library of America – Images from the Getty Museum 
“As a DPLA content hub, the Getty Research Institute has contributed metadata—information that enables search and retrieval of material—for nearly 100,000 digital images, documentary photograph collections, archives, and books dating from the 1400s to today. We’ve included some of the most frequently requested and significant material from our holdings of more than two million items, including some 5,600 images from the Julius Shulman photography archive, 2,100 images from the Jacobson collection of Orientalist photography, and dozens of art dealers’ stockbooks from the Duveen and Knoedler archives.”

“Vintage stock footage and millions of stock photo images comprising one of the largest royalty-free archival footage collections in the world. All broadcast quality Search ResultsNBCUniversal Archives: News Footage & Stock Video.”

NBC Universal Archives
“screen and license stock footage and news video clips from NBC News, NBC Sports, The Weather Channel, NBC Radio, Telemundo”

The Internet Archive
“Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 435 billion archived web pages.”

Texas Archive of the Moving Image
“Founded in 2002 by film archivist and University of Texas at Austin professor Dr. Caroline Frick, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to discover, preserve, provide access to, and educate the community about Texas’ film heritage.”

The National Security Archive
“George Washington University – an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University.”

Library of Congress
“Search millions of items in many formats and languages. Explore a growing treasury of digitized materials.”

Smithsonian Institution
“The Smithsonian Collections Search Center is an online catalog containing most of Smithsonian major collections from our museums, archives, libraries, and research units. There are 8.1 million catalog records relating to areas for Art & Design, History & Culture, and Science & Technology with 860,477 images, videos, audio files, podcasts, blog posts and electronic journals.”