A set of digital collections containing images from items in the University's Special Collections, the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, along with faculty and student scholarship.
The World Digital Library (WDL) is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world.
Over six million images from the Associated Press, one of the largest and oldest news organizations in the world. Images date back to the mid-nineteenth century and more than 3,500 new photographs are added daily.
The Artstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.8 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.
Google provides both basic and advanced image searching for over 1 billion images. Google's Advanced Image Search searching allows you to limit results based on usage rights, by size and quite a bit more.
Provides for searching across a massive number of digital collections located in libraries, archives and museums throughout the United States. Includes georeferences and timelines.
30 Million items from a range of Europe's galleries, archives, libraries and museums.
Flickr provides a search specifically designed to locate works that are offered under the Creative Commons license.
Search.creativecommons.org offers convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations. Note that selecting different search options within the result list—particularly Image search for Google and Yahoo—may lead to the inclusion of results which are not Creative Commons licensed.
Contains over 5 million images and other archived materials relating to American culture and history. Guidelines for citing and reproducing images are also included.
Associated with the Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons searches the images available in the online Wikipedia encyclopedia. Click on an image to view copyright restrictions.
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
National Park Service
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- Earth Observatory
- NASA Images
- National Space Science Data Center
- Visible Earth - a searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations of the Earth
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Image Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video and that are in the public
Additional Image Databases and Websites - derived from Skidmore Library's list: