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Explore the sources below to find images to use in your courses, slide decks, papers, or other projects.

See best practices for image use for sources of diverse images, copyright considerations, citation guidelines, accessibility advice, tools for doing reverse image searches, and tools for editing images.

Arizona and regional

Arizona Photograph Collections (Arizona Memory Project) 

Historic Photographs (Arizona State Archives)

Arizona, Southwestern, and Borderlands Photograph Collection (UA Special Collections)

University of Arizona Photograph Collection (UA Special Collections)

UA Brand Resources (UA Marketing Communications & Brand Management) – requires UA NetID to access

Sonoran Desert Digital Library (Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum)

Collections (The University of Arizona Museum of Art)


Find images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. (Available only to UA.)

Center for Creative Photography Online Collections
Access photographs from the Center's fine print collection. Images are copyrighted. Please see CCP Copyright & Permissions for information on use of these images.

Vogue Archive
Features Vogue magazine covers, photo shoots, illustrations, and advertisements. Searchable by designer and brand names. (Available only to UA.)

Historical and contemporary

Associated Press Images Collection
Search millions of Associated Press news images capturing events around the world from 1800s–today. You'll find everything from the 2016 presidential race to the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. (Available only to UA.)

Literati by Credo
Access more than 300,000 images. (Available only to UA.)

Creative Commons' CC Search
This tool allows you to search more than 500 million images from a variety of sites. You can filter results by license type and provider. With one-click attribution, you can credit the source of any image you discover. CC Search currently only searches images, but the site plans to add additional media types such as open texts and audio, with the ultimate goal of providing access to all 1.6 billion CC licensed and public domain works on the web. Learn more about CC licenses.

Creative Commons' old search tool
Find images, music, videos, and other content that you can share, use, and remix. This is a useful tool for searching Flickr, Google Images, Europeana, YouTube, SoundCloud, ccMixter, and other sites.

New York Public Library Digital Collections
Browse prints, drawings, photographs, maps, videos, and more. NYPL's Digital Collections span a range of historical eras, covering the applied sciences, fine and decorative arts, history, performing arts, and social sciences.

Digital Public Library of America
Search millions of items from libraries, archives, and museums, or browse online exhibitions.

Smithsonian Libraries' Image Gallery
Browse thousands of images from the collections of Smithsonian Institution Libraries. See usage restrictions. All images in Smithsonian Open Access are in the public domain.

Library of Congress on Flickr
Access more than 38,000 historical images.

LIFE magazine
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today.

Health sciences

Digital Collections (National Library of Medicine)
Find still and moving images, including Images from the History of Medicine. All content is freely available worldwide and, unless otherwise indicated, in the public domain.

MedPix (National Library of Medicine)
A free open-access database of medical images, teaching cases, and clinical topics.

Public Health Image Library (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Search for photographs, images, and videos.


Cell Image Library
Find images, videos, and animations of cells from a variety of organisms. Licenses vary. You can filter by license type using advanced search.

NASA Image and Video Library
Find images, videos, and audio of space exploration. Most images are in the public domain, but see usage guidelines.

Google Advanced Image Search

Google's Advanced Image Search lets you filter by image size and type, color, format, region, usage rights, and more.