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What is Images Canada?
Images Canada is a search service providing access to the online image collections of participating Canadian cultural institutions. Images Canada enables cross-collection searching, and provides a direct link from any search result back to the relevant full-size image and record on the originator's website.
Searching for images
Simple keyword searching is available at the top of most pages on the Images Canada site. Type in your keyword(s) to search all of the image descriptions in the database and find related images.
"Advanced Search" allows you to refine your search by searching within specific fields of the image descriptions in the database. In an advanced search, you may also combine search terms using the operators "and," "or" and "not."
Images Canada searchable fields
The following fields are searchable in Images Canada. To search within a specific field of an image record, use the "Advanced Search" feature. The simple keyword search available on most pages on the site searches the entire image record.
Try the Images Canada Trails page for search ideas. We also have links to several Photo Essays, which provide a narrative on a particular theme enhanced with images from partner collections. Check out the Educational Resources page for teaching strategies and classroom activities that use the Images Canada website.