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About AP Images


'AP Images from AccuWeatherTM is a research tool that allows learners of all ages and areas of interest to search databases that will take them on a sensory journey using photographs, audio, graphics and text spanning over 160 years of history. Users have access to the Archive 24 hours a day, seven days a week, using any computer with web-browsing capabilities. From simple keyword searching to more complex searches such as concept, color, and category, users will enhance their research and increase their knowledge by accessing over 4.6 million photographs dating back to 1826 and as current as a few moments ago. Tens of thousands of graphics, more than 4,500 hours of audio files dating from the 1920ís, and news stories and headlines dating from 1997 will allow the user to complete their research project with content as diverse as the project itself.' (from 'Help' on the site)

Photographs are accessible by searching on a who, what, where, when basis using natural language queries. Please read and abide by the license terms and terms of use linked from the website. In general, if you will be using the images/information for educational use it is allowed (PowerPoint, papers, lectures). If it is going to be used in a manner that would generate income such as a yearbook, a professor writing a book or a company for their marketing material, it is not allowed.

Sources Associated Press photographs; some text, audio, and graphics files.
Dates Covered Mostly current; some historical photographs.
Help Documents Available within database; click on Search tips or Advanced Search.
Print Counterpart (backfiles) No print counterpart.
Provider Ebsco
Access On the web, limited to current WU students, faculty, and staff. Access to restricted resources from outside the WU campuses.
Need assistance with this database?
Contact the Olin Library Help Desk, at 935-5410, or your Subject Librarian.