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Finding Images: Library search

Information on finding images in library databases and the open web, and finding Copyright Free and Creative Commons licensed images.

Finding images through the Library

Use Library Search to find digital images across a variety of disciplines. These are often higher-quality than those found through Google.

1. Using a Basic search, select the Images option under the search box to filter your results.


2. Using an Advanced search to narrow down your results by resource type. In the Advanced search screen, select Images under the Resource Type drop down menu.


3. The Library also has a number of image databases which you can search in directly. These are often discipline specific collections. 


* Note that images found through the Library are likely under copyright, but can be used for educational/research purposes (a 'fair dealing' copyright exception). Remember to always check the licensing conditions of the image.