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Finding Reference Images

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

Searching for Landscapes/Biomes Images

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

Some important things to consider when brainstorming what keywords to search for habitats are climates, geographical regions, and ecology. 


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.

  • Ecology
  • Animal ecology
  • Landscape photography
  • Wildlife photography
  • Nature photography

Below is a small selection of books to gather reference images of different habitats, landscapes, and biomes. Many books on ecology are related to specific geographical areas or climates. Helpful sections to browse for additional titles on biomes and landscapes are located in the QLs, QHs, and TR600s. Keep in mind that many photography books on nature and landscapes could be helpful as well.