The Finding Content for Reuse Library Guide provides information about how to find public domain or Creative Commons multimedia online for reuse for both commercial and non-commercial purposes.
Maps and Aerial Photographs
Google Earth: zoom in from "space" to an address, a landmark (including architectural works), or any point on the globe specified by latitude/longitude coordinates. Users can superimpose layers such as "3D buildings." Requires free download to access historical images.
Microsoft Research Maps: provides access to U.S. Geological Survey digital aerial photographs and digital topographic maps.
Primary index for architectural journal literature. This database offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including bibliographic descriptions. It contains over 600,000 entries surveying over 2,500 American and international journals, including many that are peer reviewed. Publications from professional associations and regional periodicals are also included.
is a digital library of more than one million high-resolution images. Includes an extensive collection of photographs and plans of architectural works including building exteriors, interiors, elements, fixtures, furniture and more. Create an account for more functions as a registered Cal Poly Pomona library user.
over 1,000 buildings and hundreds of leading architects represented with photographs and architectural drawings, maps and timelines, 3D building models, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more.