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Read this first. Use the general indexes, databases, Internet links, and printed reference tools to find images. Images might be immediately accessible in the database you search; however, many desired images will only be embedded within another publication, and these are difficult to find unless the images are indexed. You may need to use printed reference tools that index images in books and periodicals.
See Image Resources for useful printed indexes (highlighted in orange letters).
Many students use Google to find images. Google is great for finding images quickly, but you will need to do some research AFTER finding images. Finding images and using images are different things. Understanding the following issues is critical for you to succeed in academic and professional career:
Click the arrow next to the "Find Images" tab on the menu above to find out how to find, download/scan, use, and cite digital images.
A Prezi presentation created by Kanako Iwase, Visual Resources Librarian at the UH Dept. of Art and Art History.
The workshop "Digital Image Use 101" is held in the beginning of each semester. See the Prezi presentation to learn how to find and use images from the Internet. The handout is available for download above.
Designed for graduate students & faculty
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for workshops and tutorials.