UCB Libraries


Government Images Databases

  • DefenseLINK Images, U.S. Department of Defense this website contains photos, web graphics, sounds and videos. Selected highlight imagery from combat camera photographers around the world can be viewed and downloaded. The database can be browsed or searched by keyword.
  • FEMA Photo Library this library contains over 9,200 images of natural disasters and terrorist events taken by FEMA's distaster staff photographers.
  • Library of Congress Print and Photographs Online Catalog provides online access to about 50% of P&P holdings. Digitized collections of photographs can be simultaneously or individually searched. Not all images displayed in this catalog are in the public domain, and some images will not display outside the Library of Congress Internet domain. Some collections contain only bibliographic records.
  • NASA Images Searches multiple NASA image and multimedia collections.
  • Images from the History of Medicine (IHM), National Library of Medicine this site provides access to the nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the NLM. "The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine." Images can be searched by keywod or browsed by five different database fields.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Photo Library the collection includes over 20,000 online images of weather and space, our shores and coastal seas, and marine species. Images can be browsed by individual albums and the catalogs of images, or can be searched by keyword.
  • National Park Geology Image Sources this page lists image sources developed by the National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and NOAA. Images can only be searched or browsed by individual database.
  • New York Public Library Digital Library Collection "provides online access to collections of unique and rare materials of value to students, creators, scholars, and educators through searchable archival finding aids, full-text documents, digital surrogates and guides to images, and born-digital materials." The collection is searchable by individual database. A forthcoming collection, Digital Image Library, will be completed in 2004 and will create a searchable database of 600,000 images documenting culture studies and social history internationally.
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Image Library this website contains still photo images of wildlife, plants, National Wildlife Refuges and other scenics, as well as wildlife management work. Images can be searched by keyword, date, or libraries/formats.
  • Yellowstone National Park Graphics this page provides several publication-quality images in each of the following six categories: Special Roosevelt Arch Section, Wildlife, Structures & Signs, Geothermal Features, Scenics, Visitors & Staff, and Issues. All images are in the public domain and are available for use free of charge.