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How to Research: Find Images/Photos

Just getting started on a research paper or project? Don't know where to start? This is the guide for you!

Find Images

Use images to visually enhance your learning.

Images can add impact to your presentations and assignments.

Examples of images include:

  • photographs
  • clipart
  • art
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • any other visual works

Use Images


Most images (photographs, clipart, art, illustrations, maps or other visual works) are protected by copyright, and should only be used with permssion. Learn more about copyright.

Public Domain

Some images may be in the public domain, and are no longer under copyright, so no permission is required. 

Creative Commons

Many images are available under a Creative Commons license, which grants specific permissions.

Citing Images

All images should be credited or cited using the required citation style (APA, MLA, or other styles).

MHC Image Databases