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The Vanderbilt University Visual Resources Center is located in Cohen Hall 134 and is your source for finding and properly using high-quality images resources for your papers, presentations, and projects.


Welcome to the Visual Resources Center! This guide is designed to make your life easier by compiling image resources for your papers, presentations, and projects. Not only can you find images here, but you can also learn how to use them appropriately. Learn how to format images for presentations, properly cite information, determine if that image you just downloaded from Google is accurate, and protect yourself from copyright infringement. 

VRC Services

  • Image digitization
  • Support for digital humanities projects and technology
  • Help with finding images, copyright, and citing

Image Requests

The Visual Resources Center welcomes image requests from faculty members to aid with research and teaching. If you need copywork, please fill out the form below. We will scan the materials and provide digital images in two weeks. 

Here are the steps for making a request.

1. Please fill out and print the online request form

2. Please leave the source material with the attached form at the designated drop-off point in the Visual Resources Center in Cohen Hall. The designated drop-off point is located on the center table in the VRC and marked with a sign that reads "Drop-Off Point." Weekly pickups of copystand requests will take place between 10am and 12pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the semester

3. After the requested material has been imaged and described, a student worker will send links to images in JSTOR Forum to the requester.

4. Source items will be returned to requesters upon completion of the digital imaging and description process at the designated pick-up point in VRC.

If you have any questions about these procedures, please do not hesitate to contact Zach Johnson.



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Zach Johnson
Central Library, Office #201
419 21st Ave. S.
Nashville, TN