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Using Images...Legally & Ethically: Online Image Sources

Subscription Sources Available through the WVU Libraries

Creative Commons and Public Domain Sources

Use these resources to locate images that are licensed for sharing.

Trying to Identify a Mystery Image?

Use the Google Images search feature to find a matching or similar image.

Drag your mystery image into any Google search bar that contains the camera icon, or click on the camera icon and paste in a url.

"How to Identify Mysterious Images Online" by Tasha Bergson-Michelson gives step-by-step instructions.

Tin Eye is another reverse image look-up.  It may have indexed a page that Google has not.

Search Engines

These search engines are designed specifically for image searching.

Online Image Sources -- NOT Necessarily Public Domain