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 Find Images in Academic Search Complete

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  • Academic Search Complete contains articles with images from scholarly and popular publications. Images may include photos (color or black & white), illustrations, graphs, charts, tables, time lines and maps. This database includes images from United Press International (UPI) news agency.

  • Academic Search Complete allows you to search for articles with images and just images with captions. 

1) Finding Articles with Images
Use Advanced Search in Academic Search Complete. Enter your search terms and limit your results to Articles with Images by selecting Text with Graphic.



This will only return results that have images along with the articles. The results page will indicate the quantity and type of images included in the article.


In most cases, you will have several options for viewing the article and images. To view the image, select either HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text. The image and text will appear with both options. The PDF option will download the article and image exactly as it appeared in the publication -- this may be important in determining the context in which the image was used.



2) Finding Images and Captions
You can also search just the Image Collection in Academic Search Complete. This will return only images and captions that match your keywords. It will not return articles with images.

To access the Image Collection, mouse over the More toolbar. A drop down menu will appear; choose the Images option.


You can narrow down your results by image type, and also filter by publication date to only get the most recently published images.


Finding Editorials In Academic Search Complete

You can limit to editorials in Academic Search Complete using two different methods.

  • Method #1: Enter “editorial” as an additional keyword to help limit the search results to editorial pieces.

add editorial to your search

  • Method #2: In Advanced Search, you can limit your results to Editorials using the Document Type menu.

select document type, editorial

Limit to Scholarly Articles in Academic Search Complete

There are two methods to limit your search results to scholarly articles in Academic Search Complete.

Method 1: On the main search page, you may limit your results to 'Scholarly (peer reviewed) Journals'

limit to scholarly articles in academic search complete

Method 2: On your results page, use the menu on the left side to limit your results to 'Scholarly (peer reviewed) Journals'. Click 'Update' to update your search results.

limit to scholarly articles in academic search complete


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