Answered By: Kim Stathers
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2017     Views: 6

Start off by checking out these library research guides from other universities that provide some tips and links for finding images for research posters: http://guides.nyu.edu/c.php?g=276826&p=1846156 , http://libguides.ncl.ac.uk/images , http://guides.libraries.psu.edu/c.php?g=435651&p=2970255

An important consideration is choosing images that are not under copyright. In Google Image search you can filter by Creative Commons license to ensure that you are only using images that are not under copyright.

UNBC subscribes to many databases that include images that can be cited for academic research purposes. In fact, many of the databases you may already use for your academic research likely include images as well. To find these databases, on the UNBC Library homepage, select the "Databases" tab and choose the discipline relevant to your topic to navigate to a listing of databases related to your subject. The descriptions of these databases may (or may not) note whether they include images. A quick way to find databases with images is to Ctrl + F and search for "image". However, some databases will include images even if they are not mentioned in the database's description. In databases that include images, you can filter your search by document type to "Image", "Illustration", "Pamphlet", or similar in order to find specific images related your search terms. Consider that you may be able to find relevant images in digitized periodicals and newspapers showing advertisements or similar. Such images would be excellent primary sources for your research poster. 

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