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Finding and using online images: Home

This guide has been designed as a starting point for locating and using online images in your research.

Find information about locating images in databases and websites, information about copyright, and how to properly cite images in your research and assignments.

For further help finding or using images, ask us!

View of south end of Capilano Tract from 1/2 mile south of SW corner of Lot 874

Popular resources

Documents artistic traditions from many eras and cultures. Includes architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts and design, as well as other forms of visual culture.

Flickr: The Commons
Part of the popular photo site Flickr, the Commons hosts photos from a variety of institutions (such as libraries, museums, and archives) that have no known copyright restrictions.

Vancouver Public Library Historical Photographs of BC and Yukon
Images related to the history of Vancouver, British Columbia, and the Yukon, dating back to 1860.

SFU Library's Digital Collections

The following list highlights the growing number of digital collections and resources created by or hosted at the SFU Library that include a significant number of images. Visit the Digital Collections Homepage for even more resources.

Images in other SFU library research guides