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Digital Collections

Here are some useful digital collections and hints about where to find rights information. Note: While these resources are listed here because they clearly indicate the copyright status of items, their collections include copyrighted items. Be sure to check the rights information and follow requirements for reuse.

General Image Collections

  • Creative Commons Image Search
    • Search for images with Creative Commons Licenses from freely available resources including Europeana, Wikimedia Commons, and Flickr
  • Wikimedia Commons
    • Media repository to which anyone can contribute. Search for items and click on "More Details" to find out about the permissions afforded under the license for the item.

Image Resources from Research and Cultural Heritage Organizations

  • Europeana
    • Search collections from museums, archives, libraries, and galleries across Europe. Find the copyright status of items under "Can I Use It?"
  • Flickr Commons
    • Cultural institutions share digital collections of material for which there are "no known copyright restrictions." More information here.
  • Getty Open Content Program
    • The Getty makes available images in the public domain or for which it is the rights holder through its Open Content Program. More information on using items in the Open Content Program can be found here.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art Digital Collections
    • A search option allows for searching only items which are in the public domain. Under "Show Only" select "Public Domain Artworks."
  • New York Public Library Digital Collections
    • A search option allows for searching only items which are in the public domain. Search keywords and select "Search only public domain materials."

Copyright Resources

Citing Images

F&M Library Citing Sources guide