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Finding Images: Stock Images

A guide to finding and using images and visual resources!

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Rice grown at the Fisher Delta Research Center by Kyle Spradley, via (CC BY-NC 2.0).


What Are Stock Images?

Do you need an image to illustrate a point, or a concept in a presentation? After all, images can add a lot to the story you're trying to tell. A stock image could be what you're looking for. Stock images are general pictures that aren't about a specific person, place or work.

However, stock images are also generally not free. Check out the links below for some free stock image resources. Be sure to be aware of any copyright restrictions and cite or attribute any images you use. Need more information on copyright or citation? Check out the tabs above for help.

Selected Stock Image Resources