Hello! Welcome to duPont-Ball Library's guide to finding images. There are many places you can go to access photos and visual resources, but this guide is divided by subject to help you find content-specific images to support your research.
Things to Note:
Featured Image of James Dean and Tuck, Courtesy of Vintage Pics.
@60spics. "James Dean with his dog Tuck, 1955." Twitter, 28 Feb. 2021, 2:05pm.
Modern Language Association (MLA) is a citation style used within humanities disciplines.
Items viewed firsthand (painting, sculpture, or photograph), include the following information in your citation:
Fig. 1. Boucher, François. Madame de Pompadour. 1756. Alte Pinakothek Art Museum, Munich, Germany.
Items viewed online, include the following in your citation:
Fig. 2. Chaucer, Geoffrey. "The Canterbury Tales." Late 14th century. Photograph. British Library, London, England. https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-canterbury-tales-by-geoffrey-chaucer. 11 May 2022.
Given the creative freedom that design tools such as Photoshop provide, it is very common to see altered or manipulated photos. The ability to differentiate real images from altered images can be very difficult. It is always best to cross check the information that the image is related to.
Ask yourself these questions:
1. Can you find an article from a different site about the same topic?
2. Are there multiple images of the topic, or are you seeing the same image repeated?
Take a look at this photo of Venice and Lake Baikal, Russia. Do you see the hoax?