Books are sometimes the only place to find an image. To search the library catalog for books with images, the following strategies are good to try:
Similarly, many article databases allow you to limit your search to articles containing images or to sort your search result to highlight articles containing images.
Humanities Abstracts is an example of a multi-disciplinary database that allows you to search specifically for articles containing images. Enter your search terms and then enter 'illustration,' selecting 'Physical Description' in the dropdown menu.
JSTOR is an example of a multi-disciplinary database that allows you to sort your search results to highlight articles containing images.
VADS Art, fashion design and textiles.
Berg Fashion Library Includes the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion as well as content from other electronic books and journals related to dress and fashion. Also includes images from V&A Museum's internationally renowned fashion collection and other sources.
Victoria & Albert Museum: Fashion, Jewellery and Accessories European fashion from the 17th century to the present.
Vogue Archive Index to articles, images and advertisements in Vogue.
The Costume Institute: Metropolitan Museum of Art The Costume Institute's collection of more than thirty-five thousand costumes and accessories represents five continents and seven centuries of fashionable dress, regional costumes, and accessories for men, women, and children, from the fifteenth century to the present.