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Finding and Using Images: About

Tips for finding images for research and creative projects


This guide provides a variety of resources and tips for locating and using high-quality images

  • Explore SCAD Libraries' Image Databases for the highest-quality art and design images.
  • Image websites provide additional sources of visual material.
  • Find copyright-free and creative commons images that may be repurposed for creative projects.
  • Locate DVDs and other video sources at the Libraries and beyond.
  • Understand the impact of copyright on using images.
  • Responsibly select and cite images.
  • Visit SCAD's Visual Resources Center for additional assistance and support.

Contact SCAD Libraries

SCAD Libraries' staff are available to answer questions, assist with library resources, and provide support for a full range of academic and creative endeavors. 

Go to the Ask A Librarian channel to explore several communication options for contacting library staff for assistance. 

Request Instruction

Faculty who would like to provide their students with enhanced guidance and exposure to quality information sources related to finding and using images are welcome to request library instruction. Please complete this online form to request a session.