Monthly Archives: February 2015

Free good quality images on the web


Praalwagen met zeemonster, 1594, Pieter van der Borcht (I), Officina Plantiniana, 1594 – 1595 from The Rijksmuseum

In honor of Fair Use week, here is a handy list of free digital images that can be used for educational (non-commercial) purposes. If you ever need a high quality image for a paper or presentation, check out the following sites.

Remember! Everything shows up in a Google Image search – that includes digital copies that have been manipulated in all sorts of ways. If you want to see what the original work of art looks like, go to the source! The source is usually the museum in which it’s held, or a database like Artstor where the images are taken by professional photographers.

The Rijksmuseum offers high-res digital downloads free for non-commercial use.

LACMA has about 20,000 high-res digital downloads for any use.

Yale Digital Commons has 250,000 images “without license.”

Wikimedia Commons tries to aggregate a number of institutions’ free content.

The National Gallery of Art offers high-res downloads for non-commercial use.

Almost everything in the Flickr Commons is downloadable.

A compilation of sources from Brown University. The list is annotated and includes notes when images are freely available:

University of Colorado, Boulder: (scroll down to the “Find Images Elsewhere on the Web”)

NGA Images (National Gallery of Art in Washington DC)

LACMA unrestricted images collection:

The Walters Art  Museum

The British Museum Free Non-Commercial Use Images:

UCLA : You might also find some use in the Creative Commons, Open Content, & Public Domain images tab of the Image Resources research guide at:

Currier Museum of Art: A quick resource guide for fair use images here:

Art Institute of Chicago Ryerson and Burnham Libraries. Another great resource for digital images

Getty Open Content Program: High resolution images of works from the Getty Museum and Getty Research Institute that are in the public domain and may be used freely. The Getty Research Institute recently added 5,400 images to the Open Content Program.


Fair Use Week 2015

FairUseWeek-Logo-header-colorEvery year the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) celebrates the fundamental right to fair use. Fair use is an important in academia because it allows students and faculty the ability to teach and learn without fear of corporate or governmental intrusion. Fair use also protects the right to freedom of speech and expression. Whether you are an artist or an entrepreneur, you have the fair use doctrine to thank!

Read more about fair use on our Copyright & Fair Use Research Guide.

From :

Fair Use Week is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines.

Fair use and fair dealing are essential limitations and exceptions to copyright, allowing the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances. Fair use and fair dealing are flexible doctrines, allowing copyright to adapt to new technologies. These doctrines facilitate balance in copyright law, promoting further progress and accommodating freedom of speech and expression.

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New Database: Statista

Statista_Logo_ohne_claim_weisIf you are in the midst of researching a company for an industry profile report, or if you just need some statistics for your research paper, try out the library’s new database Statista.

With an easy to use interface, Statista enables you to look up any topic and provides current figures gathered from trusted sources like the US Census Bureau. The charts and graphics are downloadable in multiple formats so you can incorporate them into your paper or PowerPoint presentation, or analyze them further in an Excel spreadsheet.

Access Statista from the Databases page on the library website.

Connecting Library Databases to Google Scholar on your personal computer


As members of the UT community, you have access to all of our subscription databases both on and off campus. Take a look at our database list here. If you like to use Google Scholar, there is a way to connect all of our exclusive databases in that platform. That way you’ll be able to use Google Scholar to cross search everything the library offers you!

Here are the steps to connect:

  1. Go to Google Scholar
  2. Click on Settings on the top (the gear icon)
  3. Click on “Library links” on the left sidebar
  4. Type in “University of Tampa” in the search bar
  5. Check the boxes and press save
  6. If you are off campus, sign into Esearch

It’s as easy as that! Now when you search for an article, you’ll see a list that includes “FullText @ Macdonald-Kelce.” Otherwise, you won’t be able to access these articles from off campus or on your personal computer in Google Scholar.

Give it a try. If you need help connecting please stop by the Reference Desk during the day.

New Magazines + Books in the Library

makeDid you know that the Library has the latest issue of many of your favorite magazines available? Browse current issues of Vanity Fair, Make, Sight & Sound, Wired, The New Yorker, and more on the first floor of the library near the back wall.

You can also check Ejournals to see if we carry any magazine in print or online.

We also have a “New Books” display near the front entrance. Find the latest scholarship for your major here – they are switched out every couple of weeks so be sure to visit the library and see what’s new!

February UT Insighter

Have you received your QEP T-shirt yet? Learn more about the QEP and what’s going on around campus in this February’s Insighter:

Some highlights:
-Learn about UT’s recently announced new cybersecurity major
-Stop by the Electronics Alive III at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery
-See who got recognized for their Madness at Midnight.
-Browse the events calendar for the next two weeks to make sure you’re not missing any games, lectures, and other exciting events

Campus Movie Fest begins this week


Campus MovieFest is BACK at UT for the 11th year in a row!

CMF will give you everything you need to make your own 5-minute short film in 7 days, including:

– an Apple Macbook Pro with Adobe Creative Cloud
– a Panasonic HD camera
– a Western Digital My Passport hard drive
– a microphone and tripod
– Technical support and training throughout the week
– 1,100 license-free songs

And the best part? It’s FREE AND OPEN to all UT students!

The top 16 films will be showcased at the Falk Theater, and the top 4 films will move on to our national event, CMF Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA to compete against filmmakers from around the world! This year’s prizes include over $150,000 in cash, gear, professional gigs, industry exposure, a chance to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, and more!

To sign up, go to before February 4th, and click “Participate in this Event”. Follow the instructions to confirm your account.


CMF LAUNCH – February 4th – 12PM to 5PM – Vaughn Lobby

CMF COLLECTION – February 10th – 2PM to 6PM – Vaughn Lobby

CMF FINALE – February 12th – Doors 7PM / Show 7:30PM – Falk Theater

And join the Facebook Event Page for CMF @ UT 2015 to stay informed with news, announcements, technical support questions, cast & crew calls, and more: