Britannica ImageQuest

Your next visual lesson starts with Britannica ImageQuest, the world’s most respected and trusted image libraries curated in one safe site!

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About Britannica ImageQuest

  • Launched just 8 years ago, ImageQuest has evolved and grown to become the most trusted and comprehensive, curated database of images, uniquely designed to meet the growing needs of educators, students, explorers today.
  • ImageQuest’s evolving database boasts over 3.25 million images from 62 leading collections.
  • With ImageQuest, educators can strengthen lesson plans and foster deeper student engagement by incorporating visual thinking.
  • This dynamic database makes the perfect companion for bringing language arts, math, science, and social studies curricula to life.
  • As the premier database for copyright images, ImageQuest is ideal for public libraries, too.

Access millions of images from the world’s best educational image libraries.

Did You Know...

  • 65% of people  are visual  
  • Improve learning  by 400%  
    with visuals
  • 40% of learners  respond better to visuals  
    than text alone

Features of Britannica ImageQuest

  • The power of visual learning:

    Deliver high-impact lessons and guide concept visualization with the leading educational image search.

  • Filter searches for quick results.

    Search ImageQuest by keyword, collection, or even shape. And don't forget the "only clip art" feature.

  • Complete metadata included with every image.

    Help students learn the importance of citations and how to use them accurately.

  • Collaboration is a snap with ImageQuest.

    Save, download, share, and print images. Add images to your personal device or Google Drive. Organize images into albums with your My Images personal account.

  • BONUS:

    Available in Arabic, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and Welsh.

No library should be without this database, which caters to an incredibly wide array of users.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does an annual subscription to ImageQuest cost?

    Pricing is based on student enrollment or, in the case of public library purchases, on population served. Buyers may receive discounts for purchasing a Britannica Digital Learning product for more than one school or library and/or by purchasing more than one product.

    All subscription purchases will provide access to all users within the purchasing institution—from within the institution’s building(s) and anywhere remote. An annual subscription also provides full access to potential product updates made throughout the year.

  • How can I order an annual subscription to your products?

    We’re so excited you’ve decided to subscribe! You can:

    • Call 1-800-621-3900 and speak to one of our sales specialists, available Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm CT.

    • E-mail [email protected]

    • Place an order through our shop, available 24/7.

    If you are ordering for more than one school or library building, it is advised that you speak to a sales representative to ensure you receive any available discounts. To get started, please call 1-800-621-3900 or e-mail [email protected]

  • How do I learn more or preview ImageQuest?

    Not ready to order but interested in learning more? Contact a Britannica representative for a personal tour.

    However, there is nothing better than diving in and getting a hands-on experience. Product previews are available as well as district-wide pilots that include professional development training and support.

    Email our team to set up a demo, preview, or district-wide pilot at [email protected].

  • What if I need help with understanding how to best use Britannica ImageQuest?

    Don’t worry! We offer free training for all. Britannica’s Professional Trainers offer expert recommendations and guidance. Participants are invited to our 30-minute online training sessions, scheduled throughout the school year. Discover how to easily integrate Britannica ImageQuest into the classroom or library for inquiry-based teaching and learning. Certificates of attendance are available.

  • What makes ImageQuest such a powerful tool?

    We have joined forces with the Bridgeman Art Gallery, Getty Images, the Science Photo Library, Ingram Publishing, the National Geographic Society, and other trusted image sources to create the ultimate image database. With three million rights-cleared images from 62 collections, ImageQuest has endless uses.

    ImageQuest has been recognized by:

    • School Library Journal’s Best Database Award

    • AEP’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Curriculum: Reference Materials

  • How can I be sure that ImageQuest will be utilized by my students and faculty?

    The numbers speak for themselves. In the past year alone, ImageQuest has had over 2.2 million sessions and 23 million page views. Users spend over 7 minutes on average per session, viewing more than 10 pages.

    In addition, Britannica’s ongoing newsletters, blog activities, whitepapers, webinars, and training help support subscribers to get the most out of their access.

  • How many ways can schools and libraries use ImageQuest?

    Teachers can quickly find images for lesson plans and classroom activities. Students can use it to create high-quality projects and course work by using pictures that bring learning to life. Higher education faculties can trust ImageQuest in course development, faculty research, student projects, student Web pages, university publications, and newspapers. Enhance all school communications, including e-mail, websites, blogs, social media, and printed matter. Your materials never looked so good!

  • If I subscribe to more than one product—ImageQuest, Britannica School, Britannica Academic, or Britannica Library—how can I use them together?

    If you subscribe to ImageQuest and Britannica School, Britannica Library, or Britannica Academic, you will have a streamlined exploration experience! From one search in your Britannica research database, you’ll also find related ImageQuest images directly in the search results page.

    You can also automatically log in to your individual “My Images” account, which is great for accessing ImageQuest from home, organizing your favorite finds, and sharing them with students or colleagues!

  • For which grade levels is ImageQuest appropriate?

    ImageQuest features the highest quality images and is suitable for all ages.

  • What resources are available to me, as a subscriber, to help my students take advantage of ImageQuest.

    Our resource center is chock full of help, with very specialized resources dedicated just for ImageQuest.