Access high-quality digital images for research and teaching through a variety of library resources.

Library Guides

Images Library Guide

This is a curated selection of digital image collections for use in your research and teaching. It includes information on Fair Use and copyright.

Citation: How to Cite Your Sources

This library guide will help you effectively and efficiently cite your sources, including images. 

Digital Images at Tulane

Tulane University Digital Library Open Access symbol

This open-access library holds over 80,000 digitized and born digital items in over 70 collections showcasing rare and unique collections from Tulane University in areas such as architecture, history (Louisiana, New Orleans, and Tulane University), jazz, and Latin American studies. It directly supports the teaching, learning, and research needs of undergraduate and graduate programs of Tulane University; advances Tulane faculty research, and brings recognition to the university and libraries. TUDL serves multiple communities of scholars, students, and the public at the local, national, and international level.

Robert Parker on the tenor saxophone and Lonnie Bolden on the alto saxophone jamming at the Tijuana Club. From the Ralston Crawford Collection.

Major Digital Image Collections

Artstor Digital Library Tulane-subscribed resource. Login required from off-campus.

A complete image resource in a wide array of subjects, Artstor has the breadth and depth to add context beyond the confines of your discipline. These curated images from reliable sources have been rights-cleared for use in education and research. Tulane affiliates are free to use them in classroom instruction and handouts, presentations, student assignments, and other non-commercial educational and scholarly activities. Tulane-subscribed resource. Login required from off-campus.

Associated Press Images Collection Tulane-subscribed resource. Login required from off-campus.

Access events from history via photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text. Coverage spans over 185 years and includes audio sound bites, professionally-produced graphics and millions of photographs. Tulane-subscribed resource. Login required from off-campus.

Louisiana Digital Library Open Access symbol

The LDL is an online library of digital items from Louisiana archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories, making unique historical treasures accessible to students, researchers, and the general public in Louisiana and across the globe. Items are as diverse and interesting as the people and places in Louisiana, with photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more documenting the state’s history and culture.

Library of Congress Digital Collections Open Access symbol

These open access written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music document the American experience. They have been gathered from the collections of the Library of Congress and others.

Digital Public Library of America  Open Access symbol

Discover images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States.

Wikimedia Commons Open Access symbol

The Commons offer a collection of millions of freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.