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Finding and Using Images

This guide introduces resources which can help you search for images to use in your projects and research.


This guide is intended to help you find and use images for personal and educational purposes. It is not a comprehensive list of image resources, but instead an introduction to U of I databases and websites we think might be useful. For a more comprehensive list of image collections, please visit the Visual Resources Collections Guide.

Please note: if you’re not sure whether you can legally use an image, ask for the permission of the copyright holder and/or consult an attorney.

Quick Links:

U of I Image Search

pixels: Visual Resource & Tech Tips

Link to Illinois Pixels