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Find, Use, and Edit Online Images: Image Databases

Finding Images

Finding Images with Library Databases

Finding images online can seem easy, however images that are found with a quick Google search may not contain all of the artist and copyright information you would need to properly cite and use that image. Image databases from the library can be helpful in that they clearly list the artist, title, creation date and other information needed to cite the image. Images found from image databases or other scholarly sources will tend to have more accurate metadata and information associated with the image so that you can properly cite your image.


Image Source: Rathke, L. (2017, Jan 23). Food and Farm - Winter Farming. ID #17025743182303. Associated Press. Retrieved from

Library Image Databases

Image Databases

Below is a list of library databases to search for images: