Answered By: Nancy Alzo
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2014     Views: 9

Often, you are searching for a particular type of image such as art works.  We provide access to ArtSTOR, a database that provides more than 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.  This is a rich resource that includes images of paintings, sculptures and artifacts from antiquity through the present time.

Some of our databases provide indexing when images are included in the full-text they provide.  Art Index allows you to search for the images that are included in the articles that the database indexes.  Academic Search Complete - an index that covers a broad range of topics - also supports searching for images that appear in the full-text of articles included in the database. Scroll down through the limiters on the advanced search screen to use their image search feature.  Search results in this database show thumbnails of images in the citations that are listed, whether you specify an image search or not.

To find images easily on the web, Google's image search will get you to a wide variety of images.  What you find on the web is protected by copyright, so consider your use before copying the images you find.  To find images that are most likely to support use and sharing use a Creative Commons search to find images.

You can always check with the Librarians at the Research Help Desk for assistance when finding and using images.

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