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A research guide for art students

Using Images

Find Creative Commons Images

  • If you want to give people the right to share, use, and even build upon a work you’ve created, you should consider publishing it under a Creative Commons license (it's free and simple).
  • If you’re looking for content that you can freely and legally use, there is a giant pool of Creative Commons-licensed creativity available to you: 
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use for commercial purposes;
modify, adapt, or build upon.

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Wanna Work Together? from Creative Commons on Vimeo.

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Databases available through your library

A database contains journals in which articles are published.  

  • To discover articles on topics of interest to you, search our databases - listed by subject here.  
  • If you need to find a specific article and you know the title of the journal in which it is published, search for it in Journal Finder
  • If you need to find images, try one of the databases listed on this page.

Image and research Databases - Free

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