It's important that you look for images in the correct places (don't just do a Google image search!) to make sure that the images you find are high-quality and easy to reference. Below are some recommended sources to find images.
The Library subscribes to several image databases with high-quality images that you can search for. There are also free databases online which have a range of images you can search.
Searching or browsing websites with image collections is a good way of finding stock images, graphs, diagrams & infographics.
Government bodies & organisations often produce graphs & infographics from data and statistics they've gathered. Searching those government & organisation websites can help with locating images on the topic you're researching.
Museum collections are a great place to search for images, especially if you're interested in photographs, artwork, artefacts, objects or drawings.
You can search the websites of different museums depending on what type of style of image you're looking for.
Below are some suggested museum collections that have extensive online collections covering a wide variety of image types.
Some of the best places to find high-quality images is within other sources like books, journals and magazines. Since those sources are already published works, they are more reliable and much easier to reference.
Search in the Library Catalogue for books.
You can search your image keywords, or search for a famous artist, designer or architect to see books with collections of their works.
Under the 'Details' section of the book record, check the 'Format' of the book to see if it has pictures (indicated by the abbreviation 'ill.'). Some books also tell you if the pictures are in colour.
You can also browse books. The Library books are organised using the Dewey Decimal System.
Check out the Wikipedia page on Dewey Decimal Classes to find out where books on your topic would be.
Journals and magazines are both classified in the library catalogue as 'periodicals'. You can find both journals and magazines via the Library's Journal Search.
When searching for journals, search for a subject or topic instead of your image keywords (e.g. fashion, landscape architecture, animation).
Check the format to see if the journal or magazine contains images (indicated by the 'ill.' abbreviation).
Searching exhibitions is another way you can find images. Exhibitions often have a common theme, and this can be useful if you are looking for a particular type of work. Many exhibitions produce an exhibition catalogue which contains images & descriptions of all the works on display in an exhibit.
Exhibition catalogues are classified as books. To find them, search the Library Catalogue.
Many modern artists, designers & architects have their own website. You can explore these to find images from a particular artist that you are interested in, or an artist that creates a type of work that you're studying.
You can often find an artist's website with a simple Google search.
The study guide for your course or discipline will have more suggestions for databases, books, journals & other source specific to your study area. You can use those sources to search for more images.