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ENG 810 Winter 2024 (Dr. S. Bull) Advanced English Research Methods

Art History Guide

More Sources of Visual Images

In addition to the resources listed in the Art History guide, you may want to search the following resources:

Tate Galleries (includes Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St. Ives). Some images are available without a subscription. The  images are released under a Creative Commons license--follow the guidelines provided.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery. For information on re-use of images, see the Copyright & Image Licensing page link found at the bottom of the home page.

National Portrait Gallery (London). For information on re-use of images, see the page on Reproducing images from our collection.

The Internet Archive. The archive is perhaps most useful for finding texts (digitized books and pamphlets) that are in the public domain. Remember that texts often include images: frontispieces, photographs, portraits, illustrations, book covers, etcetera. Images, audio files and other formats are also archived here.

Google and other search engines remain hugely important source of images. Consider using Google Advanced Image Search that allows filtering by Usage rights: free to use or share.

Wikimedia Commons may contain images that are in the public domain or for which the creators have given permission for non-profit use.

Flickr, specifically images with Create Commons attributions.

More on Copyright

Copyright at TMU, a research guide prepared by the Library's copyright librarian, Ann Ludbrook.