This guide will help you locate images and visual resources for your research.
When looking for images online, Google Image Search can be a great starting point, allowing us to search through enormous numbers of images from all over the web. However, often the images are low resolution, and may be missing important information including the origin, copyright, and other contextual metadata relating to the images. This can be a problem when you need to cite your sources.
Specialized image databases can be an excellent tool to find high quality images for your research, along with the necessary information to contextualize them.
This guide will provide you with an introduction to some useful image databases for your research. This will include both restricted databases which you can access using your UVic login credentials and free online repositories.