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What is in the Image Collection database?

The Image Collection database is offered at no additional charge to customers accessing EBSCOhost proprietary databases including, but not limited to, Academic Search Premier, Academic Search Elite, MasterFILE Premier, and Middle Search Plus via EBSCOhost.

The Image Collection database consists of more than 1 million total images in these categories, broken down as follows:

  • Photographs
  • Images from Canadian Press, Getty Images, and UPI
  • Maps from Antenna Audio
  • Photographs from public domain sources

The images consist of a wide array of photos and maps, with an emphasis on world news and events. Other areas of coverage include contemporary and historical photos of people, places, and the natural kingdom.

A user may access the Image Collection databases by clicking the Images button on the toolbar at the top of the EBSCOhost screen. The user has the option of filtering her/his results by various categories including:

  • Photos of people
  • Natural science photos
  • Photos of places
  • Historical photos
  • Maps
  • Flags

Upon searching, the user will receive a Result List, which will include citation information as well as thumbnail images. Clicking on any thumbnail image will display the full size image. Images can then be printed or saved.

A copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page for each image. Users can refer to this for general use guidelines.

What are the sources of images contained in the Image Collection?

The Image Collection contains images from Archive Photos, Canadian Press, Motion Picture & Television Archive, McClatchy, UPI, and Getty, as well as a variety of images from the public domain.