Library:Introduction to Image Sources

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Introduction

Images play a huge role in our web-dominated world, and are becoming increasingly important in the educational environment. While they have always been integral in art and architecture research, today they are a part of teaching and learning in all disciplines. Images can serve as a source of evidence, a means to present data in a visual form, or simply a way to add some interest to a paper or presentation.

It is important to evaluate the images you find online, both for their visual quality and the accuracy of the information provided. One of the problems with only using Google Images for your image research is that you don't always know where the image came from or if a website is providing accurate information about the image.

Please note: Many sources in this guide contain images that cannot be reused without permission from the owner. Please see the copyright section of this guide.

Here are some additional resources for using images in your research and learning: