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Library Research Guides


Find and use images and other visual resources from the University Library. Email us at with questions about finding and using images.

Search by Visual Qualities

Looking for non-verbal visual qualities in your images?

Why not search by color or shape or texture?

Open Access Resources

Open Access Services and Resources at University of Michigan

Image Search Engines

Stock Images

Some of these images are "free" -- for others there is a fee. "Royalty-free" means that you don't have to pay royalty fees for use, but you may still have to pay a fee for the image.  Visit these sites with caution as the pop-up ads can be invasive.

Library Subscriptions to Image-Rich Databases

Image Resources -- World Access