Use this guide to find various resources for your image research and scholarship in the visual arts. This guide includes image databases, open-access repositories, special topic resources, book recommendations, and helpful tools for navigating copyright a
The digital library has over a million images that support research in Art, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, History, Fashion & Costume, and many more subjects. Using Artstor provides information about searching as well as using images in papers and presentations.
Reed’s Digital Collection has over 200,000 works of art, photographs, maps, theses, videos, and other primary source and archival documents. Content is generated from the Reed College Special Collections & Archives, the Visual Resources Center, and from other academic departments across campus.
Books are often the only source to find an image. Using a book as your primary source could give you more information about an image and give you context to another scholar's work. Navigate to the library catalog and follow the search strategies below to find images in books.
Search for 'illus' as a keyword (include the quote marks around the keyword). OR
Select Advanced Search, filter by Subject Term, and search for pictorial or illustrations.
Article databases allow you to limit your search to articles containing images or to sort your search result to highlight articles containing images.