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Associated Press (AP) Images Collection - FAQs

The following are frequently asked questions about the Associated Press (AP) Images Collection.

What is the Associated Press Images Collection?

The Associated Press Images Collection™ captures the greatest events in history and brings them to life through photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text. The Associated Press Images Collection is a primary source database from the Associated Press (AP), one of the oldest and largest news organizations in the world, and is available via EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).

How can I search the Associated Press Images Collection?

The AP Images Collection database is available via EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and is a great resource for researchers to include in multi-database searches. It is important to note that, while the content of the AP Images Collection has not changed, the search experience is now much more comprehensive. In addition, the EBSCOhost and EDS platforms are supported by all of the latest web browsers.

Note: The discontinuation of the Associated Press Platform has been postponed. You may continue to view the AP Images Collection on the AP platform until further notice.

How do I add (or remove) the Associated Press Images Collection database to my EBSCOhost or EBSCO Discovery Service profile?

If you are new subscriber, please see our How do I enable (or disable) a database on a profile FAQ for step-by-step instructions on how to add (or remove) the AP Images Collection database to your EBSCOhost or EBSCO Discovery Service profile.

How do I set up a direct URL to the Associated Press Images Collection from my library website?

If your institution subscribes to AP Images through EBSCO, you can set up a direct URL that bypasses the Select Service screen and brings your users directly to the database. Use our Direct URL Builder tool to build your library's unique URL.

You can also modify the authentication parameters to suit your institution's needs. See the following FAQ for available authentication types: What authentication methods are available for accessing EBSCOhost?

Are videos available through the Associated Press Images Collection?

No. The Associated Press Video Collection is a separate database available only to customers who subscribe to at least one of these databases. The Associated Press Images Collection includes only photographs, audio recordings, graphics and text.

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