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Library Research Guides


A guide to help you find and use images and other visual resources from the University Library. Visit us at Imageworks on the 2nd floor (east side) of the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library.

Using This Guide

Use the subject-based navigation tabs on the left to go to lists of image databases related to those subjects.  Generally the subscription-based databases are separated from the websites.  All sources provide images for educational use (papers and presentations), but remember to provide appropriate citations and source information.  Check copyright status or license restrictions before publishing or posting any images to websites.

Imageworks Blog


Working with Images

Check out the Visual Resources Association's list of help pages for Photoshop and Digital Imaging Resources

The "All About Images" research guide will help you find the right tool for your project and will help you use it.

Open Access Resources

Open Access Services and Resources at University of Michigan