Digital image collections guide

A curated bibliography of quality image collections listed by subject. These resources include local collections, licensed content, and select open online collections of images.


Many of these discipline compilations and resource descriptions were initially culled, with further refinement by local subject liaison librarians, from the LibGuides Community as part of a comprehensive project to identify exemplar image collections. While by no means comprehensive, here are some of the external image guides that inspired our project. We are incredibly grateful for the contributions of our colleagues and the Libguides Community, as multimedia resources are increasingly becoming an invaluable part of scholarship! If you contributed to the curation/description of these resources and would like to be added to our bibliography, please contact Scott Spicer, and we will add your name, institution, and LibGuide URL to this list.

Image copyright considerations

Depending on the context, use of images may require permissions from the rights holder. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain these rights. For further information on image copyright considerations as well as citing images in works, we recommend the University of Washington Image Citation and Copyright page.

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2023 2:25 PM