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Picture and Image Resources

A guide to picture and image resources available through the University Libraries.


There are many ways to find pictures. This guide suggests some good options for digital images (in the first sections) and for pictures on paper or microfiche (at the end.)

Image Databases

Penn State builds or subscribes to several databases of digital images. The images in these databases are generally larger and supplied with better descriptions than the average images found on the web. A separate guide lists these Image Databases.