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Journalism - Finding and Using Images, Maps, Video & Audio: Images from MU Libraries

Tips & links to help with citing and locating media. Also contains resources for understanding copyright and fair use of media

Images Available Through MU Libraries

ArtStor Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri (Requires MU ID) A digital library of approximately 550,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.

MOSpace Digital Library Image Collection , the University of Missouri's Digital Library consists primarily of images, such as post cards, newspaper images, and picture books. You can search them all from here, or search and browse each collection type individually.

Mizzou Image Standards

If you plan to use any official image, logo, or communications channel you must understand and comply with university communication policies related to their use.  Information about usage can be found at on the Mizzou Identity Standards website. 

About Mizzou Identity Standards - Mizzou the brand, what it means and represents

Using Mizzou Logos and Designs - When used consistently and cohesively, MU’s official logo, colors, typefaces, photos, letterhead and other graphic elements reinforce a distinctive university image and depict a strong, unified institution — one Mizzou.

Using Mizzou Photos - Images used represent the university brand.

Mizzou Websites - Websites must be compliant with university policies.

Audio and Video -  Before embarking on a multimedia project, please review guidelines and policies regarding legal and liability issues, release forms, copyrights and protecting the sanctity of the classroom.

Participation in Mizzou Central Social Media - Follow official guidelines if you participate in Mizzou sponsored social media.


How Can I Use MU Restricted Images?

Images in MU licensed image databases may be restricted to:

  • Student papers and presentations.
  • Faculty classroom presentations.
  • Online courses restricted to MU students only.

Images cannot be used, without permission from the vendor, for:

  • Open websites or projects posted on the open web.
  • Commercial or for-profit projects or products.
  • Faculty publications.
  • Print media (brochures, flyers, posters, etc.) for public distribution.

Always look for "Terms of Use," "Legal," or copyright statement on any database to make sure that your use is acceptable.