Find Media (Images, Video, Audio): Media Search Tools

Resources for finding still images, video, and audio through Sterne Library and on the open web.

About This Guide

Media (images, video, and audio) can enhance the quality of research papers and projects in art, literature, history, sciences, and other disciplines. This guide describes online and print resources for finding media. Resources are available in Sterne Library or on the open web.

Unless noted otherwise, images found using the resources in this guide are protected by United States copyright laws and/or copyright laws of other nations. See the Copyright & Citing Media page for information about appropriate use of media. The responsibility for determining appropriate use rests with the individual user.

Media Search Tools

Creative Commons Search

CC Search: Searches other sites for images, music, and video that have a Creative Commons license for sharing and reuse.

Google Images: Searches Google-indexed pages for images. Limit options include size, color, type, time, and usage rights. Allows reverse image searching.


TinEye: Reverse image search. Upload an image to find similar images. Free and fee account options available.

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