IMAGEine That!

Need to improve your image (that is, the one required for your presentation)?  Take a look at just some of the resources available to you through Rice Library.
We would recommend beginning by locating the “Research 101” LibGuide, and selecting the “Finding Images” tab.  Here you will find lists of free image resources, search engines and collections available on the open web.  Sources found here include: flickr, PicFindr, New York Public Library Digital Collection, Smithsonian Photographs Online, and American Memory (Library of Congress).  Additional image sources are available on the “Finding Images” tab through the “Journalism” LibGuide
Many Rice Library databases also have images available, including:
  • CREDO Reference, which has an Image Search tab and also allows users to limit their retrievals to just those with images regardless of how they search.
  • ARTStor; an entire digital image library; in this collection you will find paint, sculpture, photography, and architecture images, among others.
  • Biography in Context advanced search, which allows users to limit by images
  • Academic Search Premier, as well as all EBSCOHost databases, which have an Image tab across the top of the search page.                                                                        
Finally, please be sure to visit the Rice Library University Archives and Special Collections web site.  In the Rice Library Image Collections you will find many fabulous image collections for communal studies, regional history, other special collections, plus additional links to image collections from several local, state, and national institutions.
Each resource has its own unique usage rights, so it is important to check carefully for permissions and to always cite your source of images, whether the image is free or not.

Let your IMAGEination run wild with the resources available to you through Rice Library!

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