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How do I search for images?

You may need to search in several places to locate images.

1. You can start with Google’s Advanced Image Search.
This will let you filter by image size and type, color, format, region, license, and more.

Once you’ve entered your search terms, scroll to the bottom to set the filter to one of the options that allows you to use images freely.


2. On our Find images page you'll find a list of several image databases you can search.

See also this list of ways to find images that are free to use (public domain or with Creative Commons licenses).

You will need to search each database individually.

Learn more


See also Best practices for image use for help with copyright, accessibility, and more.

You can also contact your librarian for assistance.

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