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AMER 24198: Architecture of the Public Library

Guide for Luke Joyner's course (Spring 2023).

About Image Research

Most images are not online

Due to copyright restrictions and other factors, only a tiny fraction of the world's images have been digitized. The majority of the images needed for research purposes are found in books, magazines, or photographic image archives. 

Locating print sources and scanning is often the best way to find exactly what you need. Copyright generally allows one copy of an image to be scanned for research use and classroom presentation. 

Keep in Mind

When working with images keep in mind U.S. copyright laws. Use of images in scholarly work and research is subject to applicable United States copyright law and the provisions in the licenses for individual databases. Please consult the Terms of Use in each database you use, and for information regarding U.S. copyright law, see the University of Chicago Copyright Information Center.


Librarian Contacts

Nancy Spiegel

Nancy Spiegel            
Art, Cinema &
Contact Nancy

Bridget Madden
Visual Resources Librarian
CWAC Suite 257