Art 141 Siegel: Finding Images

A guide to help students in Rachel Siegel's ART 141 class locate images and research photographers and the history of photography.

Images in Books

Published books can be a good source for visual resources. The library has scanners you can use to copy images for your presentations.

Need help searching? Check out this handout on how to use the Library catalog.

Image Databases

Using Images from Google

Google provides access to one of the world's largest collections of online images. But oftentimes the things you find there have been altered or attributed incorrectly, making them practically useless for papers and presentations.

According to an article published this year in Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, "people have poor ability to identify whether a real-world image is original or has been manipulated." Don't be one of these people!

Before you grab an image from Google, use one of the websites or databases on this page first. 

Image Websites