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PDAT 120 - PechaKucha Project: Searching for Images

Image Resources

Google Advanced Image Search - Use the “Usage Rights” field to limit by license type.

Ex. Historical costume musical

Creative Commons Search - Allows you to search for CC-licensed material by media type

Ex. LED Lighting


Ex. A Costume Design

Flickr Advanced Search - Choose “Only search within Creative Commons-Licensed Content.”

Ex. “costume design”

Library of Congress:  - A free “digital record of American history and creativity.” Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs Online Catalog - Photographs, prints, drawings, posters, and architectural drawings, and more.

Ex: Drafting: Theatre Scenery
   -> Search Dropdown menu: Photo, Print, Drawing
"Drafting Theatre Scenery digital file from original neg."

NYPL Digital Gallery - Illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs, and more, from the New York Public Library.

Ex: Theatre props

Wikimedia Commons - Browse or search for freely reusable images.

Ex: led lightingWikipedia Public Domain Images - List of public domain image sources on the web.

AU Libraries Library Guide: Visual Resources Scholes Library: Public Image Collections