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Image Sources and Permissions

Source Religious Images General Images Educational Use Religious Use Commercial Use Access Description
Search Engines
Creative Commons Search X X X X Depends on item Available worldwide Creative Commons search helps you search the web for images whose creators have given certain permissions for re-use.  You must check the specific permissions given to each image to determine if it matches your intended use.
Google Advanced Image Search X X X X Depends on item Available worldwide Google's Advanced Image Search features allow you to limit results by usage rights.  This information is built off the Creative Commons search.
Aggregators
ARTStor X X X Emory students, faculty, staff The Artstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.
ArtCyclopedia X X X X Available worldwide Allows you to search by artist, medium, nationality, or movement, and provides links to museums posting matching images on their web sites.  Also provides background information on artists and movements.
Cooperative Digital Resource Initiative (CDRI) X X X Depends on collection Available worldwide A collection of digital resources from multiple theological institutions.
IMLS Digital Collections and Content X X X Depends on collection Depends on collection Available worldwide A finding aid for digital content developed with funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.  Collections can be browsed by topic.
Index of Christian Art X X Emory students, faculty, staff A collection of approximately 120,000 religious art images, of which roughly 3/4 are publicly accessible.  To use images outside of educational contexts, permissions must be requested from the copyright owner.
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion -- Religion Image Sources X X Depends on collection Available worldwide Links to collections of religion images hosted by various institutions.
Digital Scriptorium X X X X Requests should be made from the participating institution Available worldwide Collects digitized medieval and renaissance manuscripts from multiple sources into a single search.
Stock Collections and Single Images
Digital Image Archive X X X X (Permissions and payment fee applies) Available worldwide Contains more than 50,000 images of biblical illustrations, portraits of religious leaders, printers' devices, engravings of church buildings, and other religious topics created from items held in the collections of Pitts Theology Library.
EIKON Image Database for Biblical Studies X X X Available worldwide Digital images browsable by book of the Bible, type of resource, or geographic area contributed by faculty of Yale Divinity School or collections from the Yale Divinity School Library.
Getty Images X X X (Permissions and payment fee applies) Available worldwide; free to use (via embed code) on blogs and FB pages that do not promote products or businesses; must pay for commercial uses  Provides stock, news-based and archival images from more than 150,000 providers for both individual and commercial (paid) use.
British Library Images Online X X X X (Permissions and payment fee applies) Available worldwide Provides access to thousands of images from items held in the British Library's collecitons.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection X X X Depends on image Permission must be sought from rightsholder and payment fees may apply Available worldwide More than 1.2 million digitized images from items held in the collections of the Library of Congress across a range of topics, with a particular focus on American history.
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