Copyright and Permissions

ARTstor- Images for Academic Publishing
The IAP program makes available publication-quality images for use in scholarly publications free of charge. As a subscription through the university libraries, you must first register using your NetID and password. For questions about IAP and related policies, please contact ARTstor. See also:Terms & Conditions of Use.

Artists Rights Society
Artists Rights Society (ARS) is the preeminent copyright, licensing, and monitoring organization for visual artists in the United States. Founded in 1987, ARS represents the intellectual property rights interests of over 50,000 visual artists and estates of visual artists from around the world including painters, sculptors, photographers, architects and others. Obtain permission through Procedures for Clearing Rights.

Creative Commons
CC allows you to share and use digital content that is copyrighted through free licensing tools that permit you: to share or to copy, distribute and transmit the work; to remix or to adapt the work and to make commercial use of the work.Under the following conditions:

  • Attribution - attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggest that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • Share Alike - If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.
  • No Derivative Works - no altering, transforming, or building upon this license.

Flickr Commons
The Commons was launched in 2008 in partnership with the Library of Congress to increase access to publicly-held photography collections, and to provide a way for the general public to contribute information and knowledge.See Participating Institutions

Google Images
To find images with usage rights, perform a keyword search through Advanced Search. Scroll down to usage rights and select one of the following:

  • free to use and share
  • free to use and share, even commercially
  • free to use, share or modify
  • free to use, share or modify, even commercially

Wikimedia Commons Images
To find images by topic or subject, see Category: Topics or by Category: Categories