Find images

Explore the sources below to find compelling and diverse imagery to use in your slidedecks, papers, or other projects.

See best practices for image use for how to select images thoughtfully and cite them in your work.

Arizona and regional

Arizona Photograph Collections (Arizona Memory Project) – select the Photographs button

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)


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. From the drop-down menu in the search box, change "Basic search" to "Image search" to limit to images. (Available only to UA.)

Creative Commons search
Find content that you can share, use, and remix. A Creative Commons (CC) license enables the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. Learn more about CC licenses.

Creative Commons' CC Search
This tool allows you to search 300 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 1.4 billion CC licensed and public domain works on the web.

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.

Library of Congress on Flickr
Access more than 26,000 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.

Google Advanced Image Search

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