Image Search Resources
Chicago or Illinois history
For all subject areas
Images of Works of Art
A specialized database of art images, with over 2 million items.
Links to more databases of art imagery that the Library subscribes to, as well as freely available databases that specialize in art.
Images for Health Sciences and Medical Research
Subject and research Guides for Health Sciences topics contain links and advice for finding images. Some databases of medical textbooks provide separate search access to the textbook illustrations and photos. Some examples:
Open Access Images
If you’re looking for images that you’re free to re-use, try the following resources:
- Look for photos with a Creative Commons license—use the “any license” drop-down to make a choice.
- Some photos require you to give attribution to the photographer, or you can only use the photo for a non-commercial purpose
- Important: photographers can change their license terms at any time!
- Art images, stock photo images and more that can be freely used.