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Finding Images: Selected Images on the Web

General Interest

Images available through public websites; note restrictions on reuse.

Art and Art History

Architecture and Landscape

Printing and Books Arts

Los Angeles-area Collections and Museum

Many museums are opening their digital images for research on their web sites. Here are some local collections that are easy to search.

Other Museums

Many museums are opening their digital images for research on their web sites. Here are some of the most innovative collection searches.

Stock Photography and Royalty-Free

Look for resources created under either a completely unrestricted use license, or a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, meaning that you can download, use, manipulate, share, distribute, or otherwise use them for whatever purpose you'd like without permission. It is strongly recommended that you credit the creator(s) of the image, but it is not necessary. 

Data visualization and infographics

Reverse Image Searches

Need to identify an image? Looking for a better file or a different view? Use a reverse image search.

Libraries


Or search by institution, including:

History, maps, and anthropology

Advertising and photography

Moving image Archives

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