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EBSCO Ultra Online
A comprehensive collection of full-text reference resources including ERIC, Newspaper Source, and TOPICsearch.

Country Reports
Cultural, historical, statistical country information

History Reference Center (Ebsco)
Designed for academic research, this database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

Ancient and Medieval History Online
Provides thorough coverage of nine civilizations—ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, ancient and medieval Asia, and the Islamic Empire. Covering prehistory through the 1500s.

Modern World History Online
Covers the full scope of world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of fully hyperlinked subject entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, primary sources, and timeline entries.

JSTOR is a database of core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Oxford (Grove) Art Online
The full-text of Grove Dictionary of Art, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, and other Oxford art reference sources, with thousands of images and continuously updated articles.

Oxford (Grove) Music Online
Leading online resource for music research including more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world.

Oxford Research Premium
Over 2 million digitized entries across Oxford’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias; Oxford Reference is the premier online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas.

MAS Ultra Electronic Periodicals (Ebsco)
MAS Ultra provides full text for tens of thousands of magazines, biographies and primary source documents, hundreds of reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book), an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags, color PDFs.

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Royalty-Free Images


  • Flickr
    Be sure to select the Creative Commons option before searching! Use for photos or videos.
  • Wikimedia Commons
    Large collection of public domain and Creative Commons images, sounds, maps, and other media.
  • Pixabay
    Huge variety of public domain images. Warning: the first row of images in any search are sponsored results from Shutterstock and are not in the public domain.
  • The Morgue File
    "Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not!"
  • Creative Commons Search
    Portal for searching various sites for Creative Commons images, audio, video, and other media. Select a site to begin your search; your currently selected site will be highlighted in light blue.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Be sure to click on the "image quick view types" (bottom left of screen) before searching.
  • The Internet Archive
    A collection of images and sound
  • Library of Congress Collection
    Produced by the Library of Congress and mostly free. Be sure to check the copyright statement before using.
  • Archival Research Catalog
    National Archives Database of various governmental and historical images, videos, sound bites. Be sure to check each resource's copyright statement.
  • EveryStockPhoto
    Royalty-free image aggregator; pulls from a number of sources, including stock xchng and Flickr.
    " is the largest collection of free photographs on the Internet (link back and attribution required)."
  • Free Images
    The only drawback is you have to join this site first.
  • Google LIFE Photo Archive
    Images with copyright restrictions will have a note on the actual image.