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Images: Find Images for teaching and research: Public-Domain Images

Find digital images in online and subscription digital image collections at UC Irvine for research, teaching, and presenting.

Rights Finder Tools

The following tools will help you answer these questions:

  • Is this image in the public domain?
  • What are the copyrigt restrictions for this image?

Find Images in the Public Domain

Restricted Licensing

Creative Commons Meta Search: You should always verify that the work you are re-using has a Creative Commmons license attached to it.

How to apply licensing filters and provide attribution:

Stock Images

Stock images are usually found in commercial collections in which case the image can be purchased for a fee.  However, there are many free collections as well.  Additional collections can be identified through normal search engines, and by subject ie) Engineering Stock images.