This research guide provides basic information about the following:
Please note that the use of images found in print or online may be protected by copyright. Some require permission under certain circumstances, and some may even cost a fee. To be safe, always try to indicate your source.
1. To search for Images, enter an Ebsco database and mouse over More on the top menu and select Images
Your search term must match exactly a word in the title or caption of an image; the search term mountains does not yield the same results as the search term mountain range. You can use Boolean terms to further specify your search. (For example: mountains and rivers.)
Click Search. A Results List consisting of thumbnail images with brief descriptions appears.
Your results will be limited to the Image Collection (smaller set of results). Select Image Quick View Collection for more.
Search all the Ebsco Image Collections at once. Enter Library One Search and click on Image Search in the top menu.
On the results page, look at the Content Provider on the left hand side to select different or more collections.
You can also use Library One Search to search through as many library databases with images as possible. Use the Advanced Search page to limit to photographs (at the bottom of the page)
Some databases allow you to search by Caption. Your results will be a list of articles or book chapters that have images in them with your search terms in the captions. Open the PDF's to find the images.