Media Resources

US Government

All works created by the US government are not subject to copyright under US law.  Be careful with the use of logos, seals and currency.  A page with more details about how to utilize government works can be seen here: http://www.publicdomainsherpa.com/us-government-works.html

 

Google .GOV Search: A robust Google image search restricted to .GOV domains.  Verify that the image was created by an employee of the US Government before use.

http://images.google.com/advanced_image_search?q=site:.gov&as_st=y&hl=en&safe=off

 

TotallyFreeImages.com: A collection of over 500,000 US Government images spanning a variety of topics.  This site has a simple interface but limited search capabilities.

http://totallyfreeimages.com/

 

National Park Service Multimedia Collection: 26,000 photos, 2300 videos, 510 sound and 160 webcam clips from the National Park Service.

http://www.nps.gov/media/multimedia-search.htm

 

National Park Service Historical Photo Collection: A selection of images form the National Park Service archive.

http://www.nps.gov/hfc/cfm/npsphoto.cfm

 

US Fish and Wildlife Service: Photo, video, audio, maps and document archive from the USFWS.

http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/

 

US Army Corps of Engineers:  Their digital library contains maps, photos, documents and video.

http://cdm16021.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/

 

USDA Photo Gallery: High quality photos of US Agriculture organized by state.

http://photogallery.nrcs.usda.gov/res/sites/photogallery/

 

US Antarctic Program: Thousands of photos of the Antarctic that are free for use.

http://photolibrary.usap.gov/

 

US Department of Defense: High quality military photos.

http://www.defense.gov/multimedia/

 

US Navy: About 200,000 US Navy Photos.

http://www.navy.mil/viewGallery.asp

 

NOAA Photo Library: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration photo library spanning centuries covering topics of weather, geography and space.

http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/

 

US Capitol Flickr Page: Links to the US capitol videos and Flickr page.  The collection contains over 2000 images that show the promotions, the building, its operations, as well as construction projects. 

http://www.aoc.gov/multimedia-gallery

 

Whitehouse: Photo and video galleries from the Whitehouse.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/slideshows

 

National Archives: Historical document archive including the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and Bill of Rights.  It also includes landmark acts, speeches and patents.

http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/

 

National Human Genome Research Institute: Searchable database containing high quality photographs, graphics and video files related to genomic research.

http://www.genome.gov/dmd/

 

National Institutes of Health: NIH photo galleries and a portal to other health related government media galleries.

http://www.nih.gov/about/nihphotos.htm

 

US National Library of Medicine: About 200,000 historical medical images.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/

 

Bureau of Land Management Flickr: Flickr page of images from the BLM.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mypubliclands/sets/

 

United States Geological Survey Multimedia Gallery: Aerial photographs, satellite images, maps and publications form the USGS.

http://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/

 

US Geological Survey: Galleries of USGS graphics and volcanos.

http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/cvo/cvo_multimedia.html

 

NASA Landsat Image Gallery: Satellite imagery from 1972 to the present in clouding images from all seven Landsat satellites.

http://landsat.visibleearth.nasa.gov/

 

Energy.gov:  Portal to galleries from the Department of Energy’s laboratories.

http://energy.gov/eere/about-us/photographs

 

Environmental Protection Agency Flickr Stream: EPA photo stream

https://www.flickr.com/photos/usepagov

 

ForestryImages.org: A collection of forestry images from various sources that have been released for educational use.

http://www.forestryimages.org/

 

USDA Special Collections: Historical agricultural documents and images from the 1500s to the present.

http://specialcollections.nal.usda.gov/

 

NASA Historic image database: High quality images from NASA with historic significance. 

http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/

 

NASA multimedia gallery: Main NASA media gallery with Astronomy and space exploration related photos.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/index.html

 

NIST Image Gallery: National Institute of Standards and Technology image database

http://patapsco.nist.gov/imagegallery/

 

National Science Foundation; A collection of science related images and video.

http://nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_search.jsp

 

US Mint: High quality images of US coins and medals.

http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/index.cfm?flash=yes&action=Photo

 

Air Force:

http://www.af.mil/News/Photos.aspx

 

Army:

http://www.army.mil/media/

 

Coast Guard:

https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/USCGHQ#.VV93C1lVhBe

 

Department of Defense:

http://www.defense.gov/multimedia/multimedia.aspx

 

Marines:

http://www.marines.mil/Photos.aspx

 

National Guard:

http://www.nationalguard.mil/Resources/ImageGallery.aspx

 

Peace Corps:

http://medialibrary.peacecorps.gov/

 

State Department:  Portal to various State Department photo galleries including their Flickr Photo Stream.

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/pix/

 

US Customs and Border Protection:

http://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/photo-gallery

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI):

http://www.fbi.gov/news/galleries

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

http://www.fema.gov/media-library

 

Department of Homeland Security:

http://www.dhs.gov/multimedia/photo