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English Composition - Oakland Campus: Image and Video Resources

A guide for students in ENGCMP 0200: Seminar in Composition on the Oakland Campus.

Catalog Searching

Digital Image Collections and Sites

Streaming Video Databases

These are the key library databases that provide video. These databases also offer the playlist capabilities.

Newspapers

Full Page Images:

Images Available from the ULS

The ULS D-Scribe digital collections include many image collections of maps, photography, and other forms of art. The collections range from the Audubon's Birds of America to Historic Pittsburgh to a Japanese wood block print collection.

Pittsburgh, circa 1804 -- Painted by George Beck

To find an image, click on the link below and, using a search term that describes the item you are looking for, refine by image.

Historical Magazines

Citing Images

When citing images, be sure to: 

  • Determine if the image is of significant enough quality to appear in your paper; make sure it comes from a reputable source like a museum or academically aligned image database like Artstor.  
  • Look for rights and permissions having to do with how the image should be credited. 
  • Identify the title of the artwork. 
  • Identify the creator of the artwork. 
  • Determine the publisher of the image. 
  • Document the url of the image if possible, and date you last accessed it.