Within the University
Professional images and stock photography
Communications and Marketing have a large bank of official photography available to all staff at the University. They are also able to purchase a limited amount of stock photography on our behalf.
PPLS Marketing maintain an images folder with professional photography taken in and around DSB and 7GS. To request access to this, contact the School’s Marketing Officer.
University Library image archives
External image sources
Before using externally sourced images in your work, read up on the basics of Creative Commons licences and what it means for something to be in the public domain. Above all, be cautious when appropriating other people’s work.
After searching, click Tools > Usage rights to show images that are listed as being reusable.
This is an enormous library of Public Domain and Creative Commons images. The best way to search it is by using Google Advanced Image Search and restricting the site or domain to commons.wikimedia.org
A menu in the top left lets you restrict your search to licences that permit reuse of images.
Photos For Class – This site searches Flickr and automatically adds an attribution banner when you download the image.
Free stock photos
These sites have high-quality royalty-free photos that are free to use for non-commercial purposes.
- Pexels – The CC0 Content on the Service is marked with the reference “CC0 License” next to the respective picture/content made available for download. You can buy sponsored content too, with no obligation to credit the photographer or owner of the Content or Pexels.
- Unsplash – Content on Unsplash is made available to you on the terms of “Unsplash License“
- Pixabay – Content on Pixabay is made available to you on the terms of “Pixabay License“
The Noun Project
A large collection of black and white icons and pictograms. Most of them are available under a Creative Commons licence that permits reuse provided you credit the designer.
Some major art galleries have made parts of their collection available for download and re-use.