To find images or reproductions, use a variety of sources, including library catalogs, web sites, databases, and search engines.
Digital Image Resources
ArtStor is a rich resource of digital art images. When you connect to ArtStor, make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled to view images.
Oxford Art Online includes images from Grove Art Online and Oxford art reference sources.
Academic Search Premier To search the image collection of magazines and journals, mouse over the More toolbar. A drop down menu will appear; choose the Images option.
Oxford African American Studies Center This source includes images from African American history and culture.
Images from Print Sources
Readers' Guide Retrospective
Points to images from popular press magazines, from 1890 to 1982
SIMON Use the catalog to find images from books. To find books which primarily contain illustrations, type your topic keywords and “pictorial works.”
To see if a book contains images, view the catalog record and check the physical description or note field for indications of illustrations, e.g., ill., plates, etc.
General Search Engines with Image Search Options
Most of the major search engines have some provision for searching images, although they fall short of the specialized tools.
Google Image Search
Use the advanced search to limit by file format, domain name, file size, or coloration.
A site for quick keyword image searches.
Specialized Image Search Engines
In addition to the search engines listed above, you may also want to search speciality image search engines.
Selected Image Web Sites
AD*ACCESS advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955; five major areas covered: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II
American Memory This Library of Congress site provides images documenting American history and the American experience.
Emergence of Advertising Art in America: 1850-1920 Find images related to the early history of advertising in the United States.
Life Photo Archive Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - Contains images from the more than 250,000 maps in the University of Texas-Austin, covering all areas of the world.
Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress A rich archive of photographs
Visible Earth (NASA)
Image Copyright & Fair Use Considerations
If this kind of use were widespread, what kind of impact would it have on the economic value of the work?
DIRC Digital Image Rights Computator This site is intended to assist the user in assessing the intellectual property status of a specific image
Tip: Remember to cite any images you use!