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Visual Resources Center: Home

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 Resource 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. Due to current conditions, we regret that we cannot provide rush service.

Here are the steps for making a request.

1. Please email a digital copy of the work form to Fay Renardson and also attach a printed copy to the source material.

2. Please leave the source material with the attached form at the designated drop-off point in the Visual Resource 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."

3. Source material will be retrieved from and returned to the Visual Resource Center every Monday. Please be sure to have your source material in the designated drop-off point by Friday afternoon of the week you make the request in order to ensure speedy processing.

4. After library personnel have completed the digital imaging, Fay Renardson will deliver images to the requester via JSTOR Forum and/or Box. She will also alert the requester that source items have been returned to the designated pick-up point at VRC.

Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions about these procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us.