Patron listening to a record in the Music Department at the Main Library [ca. 1970] - image from the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection.
Below is a list of a number of the links discussed at the June 5, 2013 class Searching for Images presented by the Art, Music & Recreation Center of the San Francisco Public Library.
Image Resources at the Library:
The Art, Music and Recreation Dept.’s Print and Picture File: Information and File Headings [pdf format]
Images - links from the Art, Music and Recreation Center Delicious page
Camio - Catalog of Museum Images Online - a subscription database accessible in the Library, or by logging in with a library card and pin number.
San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection.
Resources From Other Libraries:
Calisphere - California-themed digital images
Library of Congress –Newspaper Photograph Morgues (a list).
Library of Congress – Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
New York Public Library Picture Collection Online
Image Gallery from the United States Department of Agriculture.
United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Digital Library.
United States Department of Defense Multimedia.
United States Antarctic Program Photo Library.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Image Library.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Photo Library.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Images.
United States Geological Survey Photographic Library.
Search Engines and Websites:
Google Images. Once you have search results follow the “gear” / and select Advanced Image Search. Here you can limit by image size, aspect ratio, colors in image, type of image, region, site or domain, safesearch, file type, usage rights.
Life Photo Archive Hosted by Google (available for non-commercial use).
Digital Librarian: Images - an exhaustive list of links.
Image * After - user-uploaded free images and textures.
stock.xchng - user-uploaded free stock imagery.
morgueFile - free high resolution stock imagery.
Wikimedia Commons - the online media database of the Wikipedia.