Subject Guides

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The following subject guides offer more detailed information on finding media through library and external resources.

ARTstor

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Image collections created by the University of Illinois are available through ARTstor, alongside approximately one million images from other collections. The video below provides information on search strategies within the ARTstor digital library. More video tutorials from ARTstor can be found here

Google Images

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Google is often the first place users go to search for images. Using Google's advanced images search, you will achieve better results in finding properly sized images that are available for reuse. The advanced image search link can be found to the right of the search box on the Google image page. Once you click on the advanced search link, you have a variety of options. Users may filter by size (images 1024×768 in size are best for presenting) and usage rights. 

Flickr

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Flickr hosts five billion images from users around the world that may be useful for teaching purposes. It has an especially strong collection of architecture images, and also hosts collections from the White House, NASA, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution. The Commons is a great place to find images freely available to use. Using Flickr's advanced search option will allow you to filter your results by the Creative Commons license, many of which have already been designated as available to use and/or modify.