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Finding Images: Image Resources

Information and Resources for finding and using images, especially, images of food.

Finding Images in Books in the Library

Omnivore BookSearch

Omnivore OneSearch Help Guide                    Advanced Search

Search for books that describe and present images of food using these subject terms:

  • Food in Art
  • Food Presentation
  • Photography of Food
  • Cake Decorating 

Add these terms to any topic search to find books with images:

  • Pictorial works
  • Illustrations
  • Photography

Selected Books in the Hilton Library

Finding Images in Library Databases

Tips for finding images:

Search a database using terms to describe your topic.

On the results list page, there are two ways to select images.

Content Type - Images


Filter - Contains Images

Finding Images on the Web

  • Google Image Advanced Search
    With options to narrow search results by size, type of image, file type, usage rights, and more. See also, the Google Help page on how to "Find free-to-use images."
  • Wikimedia Commons
    A database of 29,518,308 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.
  • Pixabay
    Over 520,000 free images and videos you can use anywhere.  All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty-free for anything you like, even in commercial applications.
  • Flickr: The Commons 
    Program to share and increase access to publicly-held photography archive collections.
  • Creative Commons Search Portal
    A directory, not a search engine, for convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations.

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