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Finding Reference Images

Use this research guide to find helpful reference images for your assignments.

Searching for Animal Images

When searching for reference images of animals, remember to think critically about what keywords you are using.

Some important things to consider when brainstorming what keywords to search for animals are species namesclimatesgeographical areas, and animal class (mammal, reptile, etc.). 


Here is select list of subject headings to try searching in the Goldstein Library Catalog. You'll want to try different search terms and strategies as your research develops.

  • Animals--Pictorial works
  • Photography of animals
  • Wildlife photography
  • Nature photography

Below is a small selection of books to gather reference images of mammals, birds, reptiles, and other fauna. Helpful sections to browse for additional titles are located in the QLs