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Discussion Image Resources Interest Group (IRIG) Meeting Minutes – Las Vegas, June 28

by Kristina Keogh on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm

ACRL Image Resources Interest Group

Open Meeting and Discussion, ALA Annual 2014, Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1-2:30 PM

 

Convener: Kristina Keogh

Incoming Convener: Kasia Leousis

 

I. Introductions and Program, Lightning Talks

 Courtney Baron, University of Georgia

“Institutional Repositories: Powerful Tools to Preserve MFA Work”

 

Nicole LaMoreaux, LIM College

ACRL Image Resources Interest Group

Open Meeting and Discussion, ALA Annual 2014, Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1-2:30 PM

 

Convener: Kristina Keogh

Incoming Convener: Kasia Leousis

 

I. Introductions and Program, Lightning Talks

 Courtney Baron, University of Georgia

“Institutional Repositories: Powerful Tools to Preserve MFA Work”

 

Nicole LaMoreaux, LIM College

“Beneath the Fold: The Value of Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) Archive and Vogue Archive within an Academic Library”

 

Ann Medaille, University of Nevada, Reno

“Learning Visual Literacy Skills through Digital Story Creation”

 

Stephen Patton, Indiana State University

“MDID or Don’t”

 

Jenna Rinalducci, George Mason University

“Tactile Texts: Transforming Artist Books for the Online Environment”

 

Tiffany Saulter, Indiana University Bloomington

“Image as Record: The Zine Collection at the Fine Arts Library”

 

Krista White, Rutgers University

“Digital Imaging Specifications and the Management of Digital Storage Needs”

II. Report and Update on Visual Literacy Competency Standards (Nicole E. Brown, New York University and Ann Medaille, University of Nevada, Reno)

  1. Discussion of VL Competency Standards as they relate to the revised Information Literacy Competency Standards
  2. Call for Incoming Convener 2014-2015/Convener 2015-2016

III. Meeting Adjourned

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Event Image Resources Interest Group

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The ACRL Image Resources Interest Group provides a forum for ongoing discussion of the unique issues presented by the development and support of interdisciplinary image resources in academic libraries.

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Online Doc Digital Images Collections Guide

by Meghan Musolff (non-member) on Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 03:15 pm

Digital Image Collections Guide Updated - 12/5/2013


The Digital Images Collections Guide has continued going strong after 2 years! Thank you for the support.

After two years, the Guide was in need of some TLC, so I have recently concluded a reconciliation project of the resources cited to insure that these websites are still live, that they navigate to the appropriate specific pages, and that these resources are indeed (generally speaking) digital image collections.

Digital Image Collections Guide Updated - 12/5/2013


The Digital Images Collections Guide has continued going strong after 2 years! Thank you for the support.

After two years, the Guide was in need of some TLC, so I have recently concluded a reconciliation project of the resources cited to insure that these websites are still live, that they navigate to the appropriate specific pages, and that these resources are indeed (generally speaking) digital image collections.

To that end, I removed the relative few websites that have gone dark (good-night NBII LIFE), updated the links on a ton of collections that moved to new URL's, and removed a handful that I believe to be unrelated. I also did my best to maintain the few collections that have been added by community members over the past two years. Please update your LibGuides to reflect these changes (See attached Excel spreadsheet for specific update details).

Finally, I have not had an opportunity to seek out new exemplar digital image collections that may have come online recently.  Please feel free to add any quality digital image collections to this guide, so that we can share with your colleagues.  If by (entirely possible) chance I missed a resource that is no longer live or not linked to the correct image webpage, please feel free to let me know. (note to vendors: while I greatly appreciate your valuable contributions, to best maintain the unique subject facets of this guide, please limit your product addition to one or two core discipline areas).

Best,

Scott Spicer

--
Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian
University of Minnesota Libraries - Twin Cities
341 Walter Library
spic0016@umn.edu    612.626.0629
Media Services: lib.umn.edu/media
SMART Learning Commons: lib.umn.edu/smart

 


Digital Image Collections Guide

Below is a curated bibliography of quality digital image collections spanning ~85 subjects, including ~950 digital collections, that have been culled primarily from the LibGuides Community, and several subject areas have been further refined by 20 subject liaison librarians at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.  To browse by 8 general discipline areas see: https://www.lib.umn.edu/media/imageguide (non-editable).  The goal of the site is to share this work with the visual resources community, hopefully making the resource stronger through participation for others to repurpose.  

To Contribute: first, login (Top right hand corner. Non-ALA Members register here free).  Then, feel free to add exemplar digital image collections, create new subject areas, clean up descriptions, revise links, and of course, repurpose for your audience! Please do not add print-only sources nor links to other image guides.  Acknowledgements and copyright/citation information are on the bottom.

 
 
Table of Contents:

Humanities

American History

  • AP Images Authentication Required
    AP Images is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery, with a 50 million-image print and negative archive. As an essential source of photographs and graphics for professional image buyers, AP Images strives to meet the needs of today's global customer through superior image quality, selection and service.
  • The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
    This site provides a collection of images related to American slave trade and slave societies. The images were compiled from a variety of sources and are comprised primarily of visual documents dating to the period of slavery. The exhibit is sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and by the Digital Media Lab at the University of Virginia.
  • Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Image Collections
    The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. Individuals can access a trove of tens of thousands of images across these institutions through DPLA's search interface (by selecting the "images" filter on results after performing a keyword search). Alternatively, consider using the OpenPics app. (http://dp.la/apps/6) to find images from the DPLA (and other repositories).
  • Jame J. Ross Archive of African Images, 1590-1920
    RAAI is a collection of rich historical data and images extensively catalogued and annotated. Its historic sources afford exceptional insight into early European and American views - literal and figurative - of Africa's art. Texts are presented here verbatim in the original - often erroneous and sometimes racist - language. Foreign texts appear in English translation followed by the original language. Many images include numerous objects. All individual objects from these "parent" images have been catalogued separately for ease of use and many such objects appear separately in "sub-images."
  • Labadie Collection
    Photograph holdings of the Labadie Collection on social protest and radical politics, housed in the Univ. of Michigan Special Collections Library.
  • Library of Congress: American Memory Project
    American Memory Project from the Library of Congress is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections
  • Photographic Portraits of American Artists
    Two collections from the Smithsonian American Art Museum comprising over 5,500 images featuring the Ashcan School Artists and American artists of the early 20th century.
  • Picturing U.S. History
    Online Resource for Teaching with Visual Evidence, maintained by the American Social History Project.
  • Presidential Libraries
    From the National Archives, this page links to various presidential libraries as well as providing information on how they are structured and operate. "Presidential Libraries present vast archives of documents, museums full of important Presidential artifacts, interesting educational and public programs, and informative web sites."
  • The Valley of the Shadow
    Features images of maps, letters, diaries, newspapers, portraits, etc. from the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

Australia and Oceana History

  • National Archives of Australia
    Holds the archives of the Australian Government since Federation in 1901. PhotoSearch allows you to search a collection of more 220,000 digitized photographs from the NAA's collection.
  • PictureAustralia
    Search the image collections of more than 50 Australian libraries, museums, galleries and other cultural institutions, as well as the National Library of New Zealand. PictureAustralia searches the digitised image collections of Australia's major cultural institutions (e.g. National Library of Australia, Australian War Memorial) as well as many smaller collections, so you do not need to do separate searches.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

European History

  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Europeana
    A collection of 29 million digital images of paintings, music, films and books from Europe's galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Included are images, texts, sounds and videos.
  • Gallica: Bibliothèque numerique de BnF
    "mille trésors de la Bibliothèque nationale de France" The BnF's digital archive features high-resolution digital images of manuscripts, documents, books, art works and other graphics, photos of physical objects from antiquity to the early 20th century, and audio-visual files. A detailed description of Gallica's contents can be found at http://gallicadossiers.bnf.fr/Anthologie/
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art Timeline of Art History
    The Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.
  • NYPL Digital Gallery
    Provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.
  • University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies (CHGS) Artistic Responses
    The artwork on this [CHGS] website represents a variety of artistic responses to the Holocaust. There is work done as a direct response, created by the victims. Much of this art was created in the camps and ghettos, or recreated immediately after the war in displaced persons camps due to the loss of the originals.
  • World Images
    Provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains over 65,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

World History

  • Aluka Authentication Required
    An international, collaborative initiative building an online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa. The Aluka website includes a wide variety of high-quality scholarly materials contributed by Aluka’s partners, ranging from archival documents, periodicals, books, reports, manuscripts, and reference works, to three-dimensional models, maps, oral histories, plant specimens, photographs, and slides.
  • AP Images Authentication Required
    AP Images is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery, with a 50 million-image print and negative archive. As an essential source of photographs and graphics for professional image buyers, AP Images strives to meet the needs of today's global customer through superior image quality, selection and service.
  • Gallica: Bibliothèque numerique de BnF
    "mille trésors de la Bibliothèque nationale de France" The BnF's digital archive features high-resolution digital images of manuscripts, documents, books, art works and other graphics, photos of physical objects from antiquity to the early 20th century, and audio-visual files. A detailed description of Gallica's contents can be found at http://gallicadossiers.bnf.fr/Anthologie/
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art Timeline of Art History
    The Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.
  • World Images
    Provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains over 65,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery.

History of Science & Technology

  • Darwin Online
    Over 1,000 illustrations from Darwin's publications.
  • The Galileo Project
    This project, all about Galileo, includes portraits of Galileo and other scientists.
  • Profiles in Science
    This National Library of Medicine project presents online archival collections of prominent 20th century scientists, physicians, and others.

Classical Studies

  • American Academy in Rome visual resources collection
    The Photographic Archive of the American Academy in Rome consists of several valuable and specialized collections of photographs on archaeology, architecture and art, as well as landscape architecture and gardens. It also includes special collections important to the history of the Academy.
  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • CAMIO Authentication Required
    OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online offers art images that are rights-cleared for educational use. CAMIO is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms. Includes about 95,000 art images—photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles and architecture—plus audio, video and mixed media. CAMIO is licensed for use by students, faculty, and researchers at subscribing institutions. Works of art may be used for educational and research purposes during the term of the subscription, if they are properly credited. Images may not be published or otherwise distributed.
  • Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum
    Includes descriptions and digital images of some of the over 100,000 vases cataloged by the Beazley Archive (Oxford University) as part of a Getty Grant program.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

Greek Classical Studies

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greek and Rome collections
    Nearly 500 outstanding objects from the collection of the Department of Greek and Roman Art in the Metropolitan Museum are assembled in this generously illustrated publication, published to coincide with the opening of the Museum’s new galleries of Hellenistic, Etruscan, and Roman art, and comprehensive Study Center.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

Performing Arts

  • 19th Century Actors Photographs
    610 cartes-de-visite studio portraits of entertainers, actors, and actresses who performed on the American stage in the mid- to late 1800s.
  • Arenapal.com
    Commercial UK image service featuring mostly paid, but several free images of performing arts.
  • Bunraku Collection
    Photographs of live bunraku theater performances from the second half of the 20th century.
  • Global Performing Arts Database
    Includes authoritative, detailed, multilingual descriptions of digital images, texts, video clips, sound recordings, and complex media objects related to the performing arts around the world, plus information about related pieces, productions, performers.
  • J. Willis Sayre Photographs
    9,856 images collected by drama critic and theater promoter J. Willis Sayre; autographed portraits of actors, vaudeville performers, movie stills, singers, dancers, musicians, comedians and acrobats.
  • Prior and Norris Troupe Photographs
    230 photographs and ephemera relating to the career of Pat Prior and Effie Norris documenting their life on the road while performing on the American vaudeville circuits around the turn of the century, 1886-1915.
  • Scene Design Collections (UMN Performing Arts Archives)
    The scenery collection in the University of Minnesota's Performing Arts Archives is composed of three parts: the Twin City Scenic Company collection (PA43), the Great Western Stage Equipment Company Collection(PA44), and the Holak collection(PA49).
  • Wharton Studio (Chadwyck Collection)
    This collection includes 180 sepia photos, digitized from the Ithaca Archives, of movie sets and some actors from the Wharton Studios (Ithaca, NY) in the 1920's. Photos taken by Ithaca faculty member, Archelaus “Chad” Chadwyck.

Dance

  • Arenapal.com
    Commercial UK image service featuring mostly paid, but several free images of performing arts.
  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Ballerina Photos
    These photos come from various ballet books, magazines, programmes, press releases, my own photo collection or are sent by the photographers. They are strictly for private viewing purposes only and are copyrighted by their respective owners.
  • Bridgeman Art Library  
    Source of fine art images from over eight thousand collections and twenty nine thousand artists from museums, galleries and artists throughout the world. Offers basic, advanced and inspirational searches along with reproduction rights requirements.
  • British Museum Images
    The British Museum, one of the oldest, largest and most famous museums in the world, holds objects and artworks dating from the 7th millennium BC to the present day, and covers all major world cultures. Images are licensed and may be purchased.
  • Cia Fornaroli Collection
    Hundreds of images from the Cia Fornaroli Collection at The New York Public Library illustrate the rich history of Italian dance.
  • Flickr Dance
    Includes thousands of Flickr images related to a search for dance images.
  • Library of Contress: Theater & Dance
    Browse Library of Congress collections of historical texts, images and videos related to dance, or search collections by names or topic words.
  • MoMA
    Search collections of New York's Museum of Modern Art for images of dance and dancers depicted in drawings, paintings and photographs.
  • New York Public Library Digital Gallery, Jerome Robbins Dance Division
    The largest and most comprehensive archive in the world devoted to the documentation of dance. Its online collection offers close to 5,000 images, from Anna Pavlova and Isadora Duncan programs to slides of the Joffrey Ballet and photos of Merce Cunningham. See also Dance in Photographs and Prints.

Costume Design

  • 19th Century Actors Photographs
    The 19th Century Actors and Theater Photographs database consists of over 600 photographs including cartes-de-visite and cabinet card studio portraits of entertainers, actors, and actresses who performed on the American stage in the mid- to late 1800s.
  • Canadian Mail Order Catalogues
    This site provides an opportunity to delve into catalogues from a number of different stores, both English and French, from the 1880s to the 1970s.
  • Conde Nast Store
    Covers, photos, and illustrations from Vanity Fair, GQ, House & Garden, Vogue Mademoiselle, and other Conde Nast magazines.
  • Costume Institute (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
    Online Sources for Historical and Fantasy costumes. Search sample images of the a collection, consisting of more than 30,000 costumes and accessories spanning five continents and as many centuries.
  • Costume Site
    Personal costume design web page with links to other styles.
  • Daphne Dare Collection
    Includes costume and scene designs from more than fifty productions by British designer Daphne Dare (1929-2000).
  • Fashion, Jewellery & Accessories - Victoria and Albert Museum
    The collection covers fashionable dress from the 17th century to the present day, with the emphasis on progressive and influential designs from the major fashion centres of Europe. The V&A collections also include accessories such as jewellery, gloves and handbags.
  • Fashion Plate Collection from the University of Washington
    Illustrations from the leading French, British, American, and other continental fashion journals of the 19th century and early 20th century. These images reflect the metamorphosis of women's fashion from the 1920s through the 1970s from the Gimbel Art and Design Library
  • Getty Images
    Search several picture and film archives collections, including the Hulton Picture Archive, National Geographic, Time Life, Bridgeman Art Library.
  • Global Performing Arts Database
    GloPAD (Global Performing Arts Database) records include authoritative, detailed, multilingual descriptions of digital images, texts, video clips, sound recordings, and complex media objects related to the performing arts around the world, plus information about related pieces, productions, performers, and creators.
  • Library of Congress: American Memory Project
    American Memory Project from the Library of Congress is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections
  • NYPL Digital Gallery
    Provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.
  • Prior and Norris Troupe Photographs
    The collection includes photographs and ephemera relating to the career of Pat Prior and Effie Norris and the history of vaudeville. This includes images of friends and colleagues of Prior and Norris, identified and unidentified vaudeville performers of the late 1800s and early 1900, publicity postcards, and vaudeville stage productions, the most significant being Fanchon and Marco.
  • Ringling Collection
    Cabinet cards, postcards and photographs of 19th century American and British actors and actresses.
  • Smithsonian Photography Initiative
    Online database of photographs dating from the 1850s to the present. Subjects cover the arts and literature, culture and society, nature and science, industry and technology, history and geography. Includes both professional photos and amateur snapshots. [Update: Integrated into Smithsonian Archives Image Search - 12/13]
  • Time & Life Pictures
    Images by well-known photojournalists documenting past and present political and cultural events, as well as celebrities and the American experience. Also includes commercial and archival footage.
  • USC Digital Library
    Digital images of drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, rare illustrated books, as well as audio and video recordings [emphasizing] materials related to Los Angeles and the Southern California and the Pacific Rim.
  • VADS. The online resource for visual arts.
    Visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images from institutional sources contributed for use in learning, teaching and research. Includes art, design, architecture, decorative art, fashion. UK-based.
  • Victoria & Albert Museum Access to Images
    earch the Collections is a working database that we are building continuously. You can search over a million records. Some records have minimal information; others are very detailed. Some have high quality photographs; some have more basic images; others have yet to be photographed.

Religious Studies

  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Art and the Bible
    Selections of such biblical art from notable artists, including many highlights from the history of art.
  • Art in the Christian Tradition
    Vanderbilt University's collection of historic an contemporary religious art and symbolism.  A sophisticated tool employing the ICONCLASS hierarchy.
  • The Jewish Museum
    Over 2000 images from the Jewish Museum's collection of art and Jewish culture of different media, including fine arts, Judaica, and broadcast media.

Jewish Studies

  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.

Arts

Art & Art History

  • accessCeramics
    accessCeramics is a growing collection of images of contemporary ceramics by recognized artists. It is designed for use by artists, arts educators, scholars and the general public, and is intended to fill a void in contemporary ceramics digital image collections on the web.
  • American Craft Council (ACC) Library Digital Collections
    The ACC Library Digital Collections is an open-access online compendium containing thousands of unique images, documents and media detailing the history of contemporary craft in America. Included in the collections are ACC newsletters and photographs that provide firsthand documentation on major national craft exhibitions and conferences, as well as objects made by some of the 20th century’s leading craft artists. Full-text issues of the first twenty-five years of Craft Horizons, the preeminent mid-century journal on craft, can also be freely accessed through the database.   

  • Ad Access
    The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment "Library 2000" Fund, presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies through images preserved in one particular advertising collection available at Duke University. The advertisements are from the J. Walter Thompson Company Competitive Advertisements Collection of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History in Duke University's Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.
  • American Memory: Photographs, Prints, & Drawings (Library of Congress)
    American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
  • Archives of American Art Image search
    The image gallery contains over 8,000 photographs, letters, sketches, diaries, and other documents which have been scanned and individually described.
  • Artchive
    Artchive  The Artchive is a biographical dictionary, bibliography and image database for over 200 of the most famous artists. It also provides several illustrated essays on such broad topics as abstract expressionism or women artists. Some images are host
  • ArtCyclopedia
    Search over 6000 artists to find their works in museum collections or browse by movement, medium, subject, or nationality.
  • Artefacts Canada
    The Artefacts Canada database contains close to 4 million object records and approximately 800,000 images from Canadian museums.
  • Art Full Text Authentication Required
    Art Full Text, produced by The HW Wilson Company, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world. There is full-text coverage for selected periodicals. Coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Indexing coverage begins 1984; abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. The abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles. Full-text coverage begins in 1997.
  • Art Institute of Chicago
    Online collections, which offer access to over 45,000 works and basic information about works of art from all areas of our encyclopedic collection.
  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Asian Art Museum, San Franciso, CA
    The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art. But we are more than just an art museum—we are your ticket to Asia. Here, you can travel through 6,000 years of history, trek across seven major regions, and sample the cultures of numerous countries.
  • Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (OSU)
    The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum's (Ohio State Univ.) primary mission is to develop a comprehensive research collection documenting American printed cartoon art, to organize the materials, and to provide access to these resources. The scope of the collection includes:editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, magazine cartoons. To search select "Art Database" or "Cartoon Image Database" links.
  • Bridgeman Art Library  
    Source of fine art images from over eight thousand collections and twenty nine thousand artists from museums, galleries and artists throughout the world. Offers basic, advanced and inspirational searches along with reproduction rights requirements.
  • British Cartoon Archive
    British Cartoon Archive is a research center and library of British cartooning located in in the Templeman Library at the University of Kent, Canterbury. Its web site features a catalog with images of over 130,000 cartoons published in the British press, as well as information about the archive, announcements of special events, featured cartoons and cartoonists, teaching aids, and other useful material. The primary draw is the catalog database of images (back to the 1790s), which extends beyond the Archives' own physical collection (back to 1904). Detailed cataloging records. Searching by keyword and date.
  • British Museum, London
    Features digital images of around objects from the huge range of periods and cultures represented in the British Museum.
  • CAMIO Authentication Required
    OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online offers art images that are rights-cleared for educational use. CAMIO is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms. Includes about 95,000 art images—photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles and architecture—plus audio, video and mixed media. CAMIO is licensed for use by students, faculty, and researchers at subscribing institutions. Works of art may be used for educational and research purposes during the term of the subscription, if they are properly credited. Images may not be published or otherwise distributed.
  • Canadian Art Database (York University)
    The Canadian Art Database Project currently holds 54,000+ images and 600+ video and audio clips by 600+ artists and designers; and 2,400+ texts by 200+ writers and curators.
  • Christie's Images
    Christie's Images is a unique photo archive of fine and decorative art images created by the greatest artists from all cultures and civilisations.
  • Corbis
    Corbis is a creative resource for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of photography, illustration, footage, typefaces and rights clearance services.
  • Courtauld Institute of Art
    Images ("40,000 high quality digital images of paintings, drawings, architecture and sculpture from the Courtauld Gallery and Conway Library are available for searching, rights clearance and download on this site.")
  • Corning Museum of Glass
    Includes digital images of several of the Corning Museum of Glass collections showcasing more than 3,500 years of glass work.
  • Cybermuse
    National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography
  • Digital Content Library (DCL - CLA) Authentication Required
    "The Digital Content Library (DCL) is a combined resource of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and the College of Design (CDes). Together, there are almost 200,000 learning objects from many different disciplines in image, video, and audio formats. These objects come from a variety of sources including purchased and licensed, donations, and copystand photography."
  • Domestic Interiors Database
    Representations of domestic interiors from the Renaissance to the 20th century, showing room layout, furnishings, architecture, and domestic design.
  • Enluminures
    80,000 images from French manuscript illumination, arranged by subject, and also searchable.
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
    The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, comprised of the de Young in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, is the largest public arts institution in San Francisco
  • Five College Museums/Historic Deerfield Collections Database
    Provides access to information and images of over 60,000 objects held in the collections of Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, Hampshire College Art Gallery, Historic Deerfield, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Smith College Museum of Art and the University Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • Getty Museum, Los Angeles
    Contains images of many of the artworks held and displayed by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California.
  • Google Art Project
    High-resolution images of selected works from 16 museums around the world, including Gemaldegalerie, Berlin; National Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Versailles; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Uffizi, Florence; Museum Kampa, Prague; and more... Gallery and street views, Explore the Museum feature, videos
  • Guggenheim Museum, New York
    This online collection contains selected classic works and more recent acquisitions from the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
  • The Harrison Studio
    Images from various projects of Newton and Helen Harrison, leading pioneers of the echo-art movement.
  • Lessing Photo Archive
    Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive is an extensive image library featuring over 40.000 high resolution images from over 500 museums and many other collections. Founded and mostly photographed by Erich Lessing, the collection covers a wide range of subjects: Fine Arts, Religion, History, Music, Archaeology, Mythology, Architecture, Landscapes, Historical Portraits and Reportage.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    Provides access to images held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including highlights from each of the curatorial departments as well as the entire Department of European Paintings and the entire Department of American Painting and Sculpture.
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York
    The online collection of the Museum of Modern Art includes artists and objects from the departments of Architecture and Design, Drawings, Painting and Sculpture, Prints and Illustrated Books, and Film and Media.
  • Museum of Online Museums (MoOM)
    This site provides "links to online collections and exhibits covering a vast array of interests and obsessions." Includes links to museums ("most of these sites will have multiple exhibits"), a "permanent collection" of links to exhibits of particular interest to design and advertising, and links to "an eclectic and ever-changing list of interesting ... collections and galleries." From a design and advertising company.
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts
    Digital images of some of the permanent collection. This collection is comprised of more than 3,000 works providing a comprehensive survey of art by women from the 16th century to the present.
  • Scholars Resource
    Scholars Resource offers complementary image collections from Saskia, Davis, Hartill, Archivision and Bridgeman Art Library, from more than 200 international museums and more than 85,000 images from every period in art history.
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
    American art, craft, and design from all regions, traditions, and cultures. Searchable and browsable by artist, work type, and subject.
  • University of Washington Digital Collections
    Digital images of several of the extensive holdings of the University of Washington Special Collections. Subject matter ranges from Art and Architecture to Natural Sciences, mostly related to the Northwest region.
  • VADS. The online resource for visual arts.
    Visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images from institutional sources contributed for use in learning, teaching and research. Includes art, design, architecture, decorative art, fashion. UK-based.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
    Search for over 1,000,000 works from the V&A's collections, including ceramics, fashion, furniture, glass, metalwork, paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture and textiles.
  • Visual collections: images of art, history and culture
    Includes Cartography, Fine Arts, Architecture, Photography, and other image. Digital image collections from Museums, Universities and private collections throughout the world - by Cartography Associates (David Rumsey)
  • Web Gallery of Art
    Web Gallery of Art The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 12th to mid-19th centuries started in 1996
  • Wikimedia Commons
    Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content including images, sound and video clips.
  • Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database
    The Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database is a new online resource for the study of craft traditions, manufacturing, state and local history, and material culture. This searchable archive brings together examples of furniture, ceramics, textiles, and other 19th and early 20th century material culture artifacts from the collections of museums and historic sites across Wisconsin.
  • Worcester Art Museum
    The Worcester Art Museum is acclaimed for the quality of its collections. European and North American painting, prints, photographs and drawings; Asian art, Greek and Roman sculpture and mosaics and Contemporary art. The collection is organized geographically except for Western prints, drawings and all photographs which are organized by medium and Contemporary Art which is defined as the international art of the past ten years in all media. Browse works fine on the website, Early American Paintings search not working properly.
  • WorldImages
    Over 80,000 images from the the California State University IMAGE Project.
  • Yale University Art Gallery
    Works from the Gallery, including paintings, decorative arts, arms and armor, and more. Searchable by department, classification, artist, etc.

Photography

  • AP Images Authentication Required
    AP Images is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery, with a 50 million-image print and negative archive. As an essential source of photographs and graphics for professional image buyers, AP Images strives to meet the needs of today's global customer through superior image quality, selection and service.
  • Art of the Photogravure
    Celebrating the beauty and history of the photogravure process and the important role it has played in the evolution of fine art photography. Includes a database search of images from many famous photographers work with the photogravure process.
  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • The Daguerreian Society Image Search
    Includes a database and gallery collection browse functionality for over 1,000 images of daguerreottypes, the first successful commercial photographic process produced on silver plated copper or brass plates.
  • Flickr Commons
    Search and use hundreds of images with "no known copyright restrictions." A joint venture of Flickr and the Library of Congress, Flickr Commons was designed to increase access to publicly-held photography collections.
  • Getty Images
    Search several picture and film archives collections, including the Hulton Picture Archive, National Geographic, Time Life, Bridgeman Art Library.
  • Library of Congress: American Memory Project
    American Memory Project from the Library of Congress is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections
  • LIFE Photo Archive
    Millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.
  • Modern Photographers Collection
    Work from nationally and internationally renowned photographers active in the Pacific Northwest, including Art Hupy, Ernest Kassowitz, Kyo Koike, Frank Kunishige, Mary Randlett and others. From the UW Libraries Special Collections.
  • National Geographic Photography
    Flickr-- Yahoo.com's image sharing website, 32 millions of images worldwide, under Creative Commons license. Best for architecture, popular culture, recent events, people in context; many images offered under a Creative Commons license.
  • Newseum
    Today's front pages and limited archive of historical events beginning in 2003
  • Polanoid
    Image collection of over 290,000 Palaroid photos.
  • Photomuse
    Collections of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, and the International Center of Photography, New York.
  • U.S. Government Photos and Images
    A large collection of photos and images made available by the U.S. government. ost of these images and graphics are available for use in the public domain, and they may be used and reproduced without permission or fee. However, some images may be protected by license. We strongly recommend you thoroughly read the disclaimers on each site before use. For information about obtaining seals of Federal Agencies and the United States, please see the Government Printing Office website.
  • William Gedney Photographs and Writings
    Hosted by Duke University Libraries, this 50,000 item collection documents the work of photographer William Gedney, covering the 1950s to 1989 and locations in the United States, India, and Europe.
  • World Images
    Provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains over 65,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery.

Sculpture

  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • British Museum, London
    Features digital images of around objects from the huge range of periods and cultures represented in the British Museum.
  • Courtauld Institute of Art
    Images ("40,000 high quality digital images of paintings, drawings, architecture and sculpture from the Courtauld Gallery and Conway Library are available for searching, rights clearance and download on this site.")
  • Getty Museum, Los Angeles
    Contains images of many of the artworks held and displayed by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California.
  • Google Art Project
    High-resolution images of selected works from 16 museums around the world, including Gemaldegalerie, Berlin; National Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Versailles; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Uffizi, Florence; Museum Kampa, Prague; and more... Gallery and street views, Explore the Museum feature, videos
  • Guggenheim Museum, New York
    This online collection contains selected classic works and more recent acquisitions from the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    Provides access to images held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including highlights from each of the curatorial departments as well as the entire Department of European Paintings and the entire Department of American Painting and Sculpture.
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York
    The online collection of the Museum of Modern Art includes artists and objects from the departments of Architecture and Design, Drawings, Painting and Sculpture, Prints and Illustrated Books, and Film and Media.
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
    American art, craft, and design from all regions, traditions, and cultures. Searchable and browsable by artist, work type, and subject.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
    Search for over 1,000,000 works from the V&A's collections, including ceramics, fashion, furniture, glass, metalwork, paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture and textiles.
  • Web Gallery of Art
    Web Gallery of Art The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 12th to mid-19th centuries started in 1996
  • Yale University Art Gallery
    Works from the Gallery, including paintings, decorative arts, arms and armor, and more. Searchable by department, classification, artist, etc.

Social Sciences

Anthropology

  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University
    "Provides access to the Peabody Museum's database for objects, paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs. The Peabody's Online Database offers access to over 300,000 records for which there are images. The site offers users the opportunity to browse preselected groups of commonly requested objects, a simple search function, and an advanced search function. Additional options for researchers are available on request."
  • Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - Online Exhibits
    The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, through its research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, advances understanding of the world's cultural heritage. Founded in 1887, Penn Museum has conducted more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions around the world.
  • University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
    Use the search box (upper left) to locate images from the UW-Madison Digital Collections. Significant collections of images are available from Africa, East/Southeast Asia, and North America. The collection also includes images of primates and other zoological specime
  • Wisconsin Historical Society - Anthropology Collections
    The Anthropology collection includes ethnographic and archaeological artifacts. The Native American ethnographic collection contains about 3500 objects from many North American cultural areas, primarily from the Upper Great Lakes region.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

Archeaology

  • Archaeology Image Bank
    Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for History. Hundreds of images from various archealogical excavation sites.
  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • PictureAustralia
    Search the image collections of more than 50 Australian libraries, museums, galleries and other cultural institutions, as well as the National Library of New Zealand. PictureAustralia searches the digitised image collections of Australia's major cultural institutions (e.g. National Library of Australia, Australian War Memorial) as well as many smaller collections, so you do not need to do separate searches.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

African Studies

  • Africa and the African Diaspora (NYPL)
    Browse more than 11,000 items ranging from prints and photographs to historical documents relating to African and African Diasporan history and cultures from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
  • African Photography Basel Ethnographic Museum. (Erin Haney & Jürg Schneider, Basel, Switzerland)
    Photography of West Africa and beyond, 1840 to now: digital images of photo albums in the Carl Passavant collection, acquired during Passavant's travels in West and Central Africa, 1883-1885 and now held by the Museum der Kulturen in Basel. This digital project is designed to serve as a repository of historical photographs from Africa. Other collectors and institutions are invited to contribute content.
  • Dogon Niger Lobi Photographic Albums (Huib Blom, Switzerland)
    An extensive collection of travel photographs of people, landscapes, and cultural sites among the Dogon and the Lobi of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Ghana; plus images from along the Niger River in Mali. Note: individual photos are labelled, but there are no explanatory captions.
  • Images du passé en Afrique de l'Ouest (Olivier Blot, Paris, France)
    Another French language site offering a digital archive of over 900 postcards and other images from the colonial era in Senegal, French Soudan (Mali), Guinea, Upper Volta (Burkina Faso), Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Dahomey (Benin), Niger, Chad, and Cameroon. Northwestern University Herskovits Library: Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs, 1860-1960 -and- Southern Africa/Anti-Apartheid Posters (Evanston, Illinois)
  • Where Gods and Mortals Meet: Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art, June-September 2005
    "The exhibition is organized into sections that consider the forms and underlying aesthetic values of Urhobo society: personal images that offer protection and advancement; images of women at various stages of life; masquerade arts; and at the grandest level, communal shrine art, awesome in scale and form. Integral to the exhibition are works by contemporary Urhobo artist Bruce Onobrakpeya."
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

Chinese Area Studies

  • Artspeak China
    Artspeak China: online collaborative encyclopedia of contemporary Chinese art.  It is bilingual, Wikipedia-style reference guide to contemporary Chinese art, allowing readers to create or edit articles in one language with their efforts reflected in the other. Content is searchable and cross-referenced via internal links and accompanied by an illustrated timeline of historical and arts events
  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong)
    Collect, preserve and make information on contemporary Asian art easily accessible in order to facilitate understanding, research and writing in the field
  • Bucklin China Archive
    Bucklin China Archive - Looking at China in 1924 : In 1923, Harold Bucklin took his family Shanghai and produced an exquisite body of work of large format photographs of Pre-Revolutionary China using a Graflex camera.
  • China: 5,000 Years
    The Huntington Archive: "China: 5,000 Years" : online exhibition of Chinese art from 1850 to present
  • Chinese Studies - Print Images
    Duke University Library has a sizable collection of pictorial works (most of them are photographs reprinted in books) about China. The following are selected online archives and resouces:
  • Gerald & Rella Warner Taiwan Postcard Collection
    Gerald & Rella Warner Postcards collected in Taiwan by Gerald and Rella Warner during Gerald's service as US Consul between August 26, 1937 and March 8, 1941. Warner Taiwan Postcards contains 201 postcards and 139 b/w commercial photographs from that period.
  • Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art
    Countries covered in the collection include India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Myanmar (Burma). Works range from approximately 2500 B.C.E. to the present, and documentation includes contemporary religious activities in various parts of Asia. Contains predominantly Buddhist material, but also includes Hindu, Jain, Islamic, and other works.
  • International Mission Photography
    International Mission Photography : historical images from Protestant and Catholic missionary collections in Britain, Norway, Germany, France, Switzerland, and the United States. The photographs, which range in time from the middle of the nineteenth to the middle of the twentieth century, offer a visual record of missionary activities and experiences in Africa, China(10,000 images), Madagascar, India, Papua-New Guinea, and the Caribbean. You can browse by places or search by keywords, collections, and places.
  • Morning Sun
    Morning Sun: A film and website about Cultural Revolution
  • Scenic Taiwan Book : 'Taiwan no fūkō' (Scenic Taiwan) 台湾の風光
    Scenic Taiwan Book : 'Taiwan no fūkō' (Scenic Taiwan) 台湾の風光 is one of many photo albums published in the 1930s that depict different areas of the Japanese Empire.  This particular volume was published in Wakayama Prefecture in or after 1938. Its editor, one Yamazaki Kin'ichirō (or Kane'ichirō) (1897-1985), published several albums of Taiwan, Manchuria, and Hokkaidō photographs in this same decade. 'Scenic Taiwan' extols the good results of Japanese colonial rule, both in picture and in text.  This digital version features the editor's translations of all captions, along with the original Japanese, providing a resource for studies in colonial architecture, discourse, and East Asian folkways.
  • Virtual Shanghai
    Virtual Shanghai is part of the IAO-Databases Project and contains 4,000 images(mostly before 1949). The images contain basic metadata (often including a short description) and are searchable according to the following criteria: title/subject; date; estim
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

Cultural Studies

  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.

East Asian Studies

  • The Huntington Archive
    The archive of Buddhist and Asian Art contains nearly 300,000 original slides and photographs – photographic documentation of art and architecture throughout Asia. Includes videos and online exhibitions.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

Japanese Area Studies

  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Visual resources for Japan
    80+ freely accessible websites sortable by format, subject and/or historical period. Formats include architecture, calligraphy, ceramics, folk arts, maps, painting, photography, postcards, posters, prints, scrolls, sculpture.  Relevant subjects include colonialism and warfare.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

Latin American Studies

  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Google Art Project
    High-resolution images of selected works from 16 museums around the world, including Gemaldegalerie, Berlin; National Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Versailles; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Uffizi, Florence; Museum Kampa, Prague; and more... Gallery and street views, Explore the Museum feature, videos
  • Mexican Colonial Architecture
    This website arose from my experience in teaching a Latin American Studies class entitled Art, Music and Literature of Mexico. The course covers material from Mexico's early pre-Columbian antecedents down to its contemporary culture. The art unit for the colonial period (1521-1821) concentrates on the architecture of New Spain.
  • Museo National de Antropolgia
    A national museum of Mexico containing significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from the pre-Columbian heritage of Mexico, such as the Piedra del Sol (the Stone of the Sun, what has been incorrectly identified as the Aztec calendar) and the 16th-century Aztec statue of Xochipilli.
  • Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America (1520-1820)
    This site profiles three centuries of Spanish American art, focusing on the hybridization process mixing European, native American, and even African and Asian visual cultures. The site's backbone is a gallery of images of manuscripts, paintings, religious objects, and furniture, each accompanied by a description of the items functions and implications.
  • WAYEB Image Links
    The European Association of Mayanists collection of useful image databases.
  • Wikimedia Commons
    Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content including images, sound and video clips.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

Middle Eastern Studies

  • American Geographic Society Library, Photographic Collections
    Collections with Middle East photographs include the Roeming Collection and the Harrison Forman Collection. The latter includes 733 slides of daily life, historic sites and architecture in Afghanistan in the late 1960s, 195 of which are online.
  • Arab Image Foundation
    The Arab Image Foundation (AIF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection, preservation and study of photography and other visual material from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab Diaspora.
  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • CAMIO Authentication Required
    OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online offers art images that are rights-cleared for educational use. CAMIO is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms. Includes about 95,000 art images—photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles and architecture—plus audio, video and mixed media. CAMIO is licensed for use by students, faculty, and researchers at subscribing institutions. Works of art may be used for educational and research purposes during the term of the subscription, if they are properly credited. Images may not be published or otherwise distributed.
  • Casselman Archive of Islamic and Mudejar Architecture in Spain
    Contains over four thousand color slides and black and white photographs of medieval Spain taken by the late Eugene Casselman (1912-1996) during his thirty years of travel throughout the Iberian peninsula. The images span over one thousand years of architectural history, from the seventh to the seventeenth century. The majority of the slides focus on the Mudejar style, an ornate court style largely inspired by Spanish Islamic architecture that was shared among Islamic, Jewish, and Christian cultures during the later Middle Ages in Spain.
  • Royal Geographic Society Picture Library
    Holdings include about 3,000 photogaphs of Iran, images from the Society's sponsored research expeditions, and special collections related to Arabia, incl. pictures documenting the 1932 crossing of the Empty Quarter, and early images of Mecca. A selection of about 1,200 photographs of the Middle East are available online.
  • TIMEA (Travelers in the Middle East Archives)
    A body of literature and images documenting travels during the 18th, 19th and 20th century of Europeans and Americans. Collections include historical maps and plans, and other visual materials.
  • Williams Afghan Media Project
    Three photo collections that document in image and sound Afghan history and society from the late 19th century through the Soviet occupation represent the heart of the WAMP website: * The Khalilullah Enayat Seraj (KES) collection of photographs taken between the late 19th century and 1930, * The Louis and Nancy Hatch Dupree collection of slides taken between 1949 and 1987, and * The Afghan Media Resource Center (AMRC) collection of photographs and slides taken between 1987 and 1992.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

Russian & Slavic Studies

  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Library of Congress: American Memory Project
    American Memory Project from the Library of Congress is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections
  • National Geographic Photography
    Flickr-- Yahoo.com's image sharing website, 32 millions of images worldwide, under Creative Commons license. Best for architecture, popular culture, recent events, people in context; many images offered under a Creative Commons license.
  • NYPL Digital Gallery
    Provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.
  • Semyon Fridlyand Archive Collection (University of Denver)
    digital archive of over 10,000 photographs of daily life in the Soviet Union (1940s-1980s) by photojournalist and photo editor of Ogonek (the Soviet Union’s version of Life magazine). During his 40-year career, Fridlyand photographed every major theme in official Soviet history, from industrialization and collectivization, to the building of a Soviet empire stretching from the Pacific to the Baltic, and from the Arctic to the Black Sea. Fridlyand also covered the battlefields of WWII.
  • Stalinka
    "Stalinka is intended as an online resource for students, teachers, scholars, and anyone conducting research on Stalin/ism."
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

South Asian Studies

  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Birla Academy of Art & Culture
    The Birla Academy of Art & Culture at Calcutta was established in 1966 with the principal objective of fostering the growth of art and culture with emphasis on visual and performing arts.
  • Digital Himalaya project
    A project to develop digital collection, storage and distribution strategies for multimedia anthropological information from the Himalayan region -- collections include * Census of Nepal 2001 * Fürer-Haimendorf Film Collection * Films * Journals * Maps * Music * Naga Videodisc * Rare Books & Manuscripts * Thak Archive * Thangmi Archive * Williamson Collection * Wutu Collection
  • Imperial War Museum
    Photographs from the Imperial War museum in London. Can search by place and time period. Example India and pre 1914.
  • Williams Afghan Media Project
    Three photo collections that document in image and sound Afghan history and society from the late 19th century through the Soviet occupation represent the heart of the WAMP website: * The Khalilullah Enayat Seraj (KES) collection of photographs taken between the late 19th century and 1930, * The Louis and Nancy Hatch Dupree collection of slides taken between 1949 and 1987, and * The Afghan Media Resource Center (AMRC) collection of photographs and slides taken between 1987 and 1992.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

African American Studies

  • African-American Odyssey
    This Online exhibit showcases the incomparable African-American holdings at the Library of Congress. It includes links to Library of Congress collections including the Frederick Douglass Papers, "From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1824-1909," and "Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860."
  • Africana & Black Hisotry (NYPL)
    Browse more than 11,000 items ranging from prints and photographs to historical documents relating to African and African Diasporan history and cultures from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
  • Africans in America
    This companion site to the PBS television series "Africans in America" examines the history of slavery in America in four chronological parts. It offers historical narratives, a resource bank of images and documents, and a teacher's guide to using the site and series in the classroom.
  • AP Images Authentication Required
    AP Images is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery, with a 50 million-image print and negative archive. As an essential source of photographs and graphics for professional image buyers, AP Images strives to meet the needs of today's global customer through superior image quality, selection and service.
  • The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
    The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record. This site provides a collection of images related to American slave trade and slave societies. The images were compiled from a variety of sources and are comprised primarily of visual documents dating to the period of slavery. The exhibit is sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and by the Digital Media Lab at the University of Virginia.
  • Digital Durham
    The Digital Durham website offers students, teachers, and researchers a range of primary sources with which they can investigate the economic, social, cultural, and political history of a post-bellum southern community
  • Documenting the American South
    "Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes fourteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs. "
  • Jackson Davis Collection
    Jackson Davis, an educational reformer and amateur photographer, took nearly 6,000 photographs of African American schools, teachers and students throughout the Southeastern United States.
  • Library of Congress African American Mosaic
    A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture. Includes several collections of images/primary sources related to African colonization, migration, and the WPA.
  • Michael Francis Blake Photographs, 1912-1934
    he collection consists of the contents of a photographic album entitled "Portraits of Members," containing 117 photographs of men, women, and children, both singly and in groups.
  • VCU Libraries Digital Collection
    Through the Lens of Time: Images of African Americans from the Cook Collection is a digital collection of over 250 images of African Americans dating from the nineteenth and early twentieth century, selected from the George and Huestis Cook Photograph Collection at the Valentine Richmond History Center.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

Chicano Studies

  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

Native American Studies

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
    American art, craft, and design from all regions, traditions, and cultures. Searchable and browsable by artist, work type, and subject.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

Gender & Women's Studies

  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Library of Congress: American Memory Project
    American Memory Project from the Library of Congress is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections
  • LIFE Photo Archive
    Millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.
  • NYPL Digital Gallery
    Provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.

Political Science

  • American Memory Images
    Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Flickr Commons
    Search and use hundreds of images with "no known copyright restrictions." A joint venture of Flickr and the Library of Congress, Flickr Commons was designed to increase access to publicly-held photography collections.
  • New York Public Library Digital Gallery
    NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 600,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library.
  • Visual collections: images of art, history and culture
    Includes Cartography, Fine Arts, Architecture, Photography, and other image. Digital image collections from Museums, Universities and private collections throughout the world - by Cartography Associates (David Rumsey)
  • Wikimedia Commons
    Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content including images, sound and video clips.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

Physical Science & Engineering

Astronomy

  • Apollo Image Atlas
    Comprehensive online collection of Apollo-Saturn mission photography from the Lunar and Planetary Institute, including 25,000 lunar images, both from orbit and from the moon's surface, as well as photographs of the earth, astronauts and mission hardware. Search by term or browse by Apollo craft, camera type, and much more.
  • JSC Digital Image Collection
    9,000 images from NASA's Johnson Space Center press release photos from the Apollo, Gemini, Mercury, Skylab, and Shuttle missions
  • Hubble Gallery
    Hubble Telescope images from the Space Telescope Science Institute; search for images by term of browse by categories including galaxies, solar system, nebulae, stars, the universe, and more.
  • NASA Images
    A new online archive of hundreds of thousands of NASA images.
  • Science Photo Library (SPL)
    "World's leading provider of science photos" 100,000 science, technology & industry, space & astronomy, history of science & medicine and more images

Physics

  • Berkeley Lab Images
    Particle physics images hosted by the University of California, Berkeley Lab.
  • NASA Images
    A new online archive of hundreds of thousands of NASA images.
  • Physics in Pictures (Physics Central)
    Physics in Pictures features exciting illustrations of nature's infinite variety and humankind's ingenuity. Each picture is accompanied by a brief explanation and links to a story on related current physics research.

Geography

  • David Ramsey Map Collections
    The historical map collection has over 22,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials.
  • Earth Science Photographic Library Archive
    The U.S. Geological Survey has a collection of over 400,000 taken in the process of doing geologic research in the United States and U.S. territories from 1868 to the present. These images document the discovery, development, and science in the U.S. done by the Geological Survey and its predecessors. This site provides online access to some of these photographs.
  • EROS Image Gallery
    The U.S. Geological Survey's EROS Data Center stores and distributes a variety of data, including cartographic, satellite, and aircraft data. Their image gallery includes Landsat and Shaded relief images of U.S. States and images from their Earth as Art displays.
  • Landsat Online Archive
    This site can be used to access images from the Landsat satellites, which have collected Earth observations and remote sensing imagery since 1972.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

Geology

  • David Ramsey Map Collections
    The historical map collection has over 22,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials.
  • Earth Science Photographic Library Archive
    The U.S. Geological Survey has a collection of over 400,000 taken in the process of doing geologic research in the United States and U.S. territories from 1868 to the present. These images document the discovery, development, and science in the U.S. done by the Geological Survey and its predecessors. This site provides online access to some of these photographs.
  • EROS Image Gallery
    The U.S. Geological Survey's EROS Data Center stores and distributes a variety of data, including cartographic, satellite, and aircraft data. Their image gallery includes Landsat and Shaded relief images of U.S. States and images from their Earth as Art displays.
  • Landsat Online Archive
    This site can be used to access images from the Landsat satellites, which have collected Earth observations and remote sensing imagery since 1972.
  • NOAA Photo Library
    Weather and space images, images of the Earth's shores and coastal seas, and marine species images ranging from great whales to the most minute plankton. Search by term or browse by categories including the National Weather Service, fisheries, coral kingdom, and more.

Aerospace Engineering

  • http://nix.nasa.gov/
    NASA's images of aeronautics, aircraft, projects, the solar system and beyond, space flights, and more. Search or browse by category.
  • http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/
    Comprehensive online collection of Apollo-Saturn mission photography from the Lunar and Planetary Institute, including 25,000 lunar images, both from orbit and from the moon's surface, as well as photographs of the earth, astronauts and mission hardware. Search by term or browse by Apollo craft, camera type, and much more.
  • NASA Life Sciences Data Archive (LSDA)
    NASA's Life Sciences Data Archive (LSDA) contains information and data from human and non-human space flight experiments and related ground control studies funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This archive contains information about experiments conducted from NASA's first experiments during the 1960s to the present time. Information and data about space life sciences space flight experiments and missions can be retrieved and downloaded from a database called the Master Catalog. This site also includes an overview of life sciences missions and research, and the Digital Image Library - a searchable database of images from life sciences missions and experiments. A set of links to other sources of space life sciences information is also available under Related Resources.
  • NOAA Photo Library
    Weather and space images, images of the Earth's shores and coastal seas, and marine species images ranging from great whales to the most minute plankton. Search by term or browse by categories including the National Weather Service, fisheries, coral kingdom, and more.

Civil Engineering

  • Built in America
    The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) from the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, and part of American Memory

Agriculture, Biological, and Environmental Sciences

Climate & Soil Science

  • NOAA Photo Library
    Weather and space images, images of the Earth's shores and coastal seas, and marine species images ranging from great whales to the most minute plankton. Search by term or browse by categories including the National Weather Service, fisheries, coral kingdom, and more.
  • USGS Multimedia Gallery
    The USGS Multimedia Gallery contains photos, descriptions, and additional information of USGS science..

Biology

  • ASM Mammal Image Library
    A non-profit educational service of the American Society of Mammalogists. a visual resource at all levels of instruction.
  • Atlas of Nucleic Acid Containing Structures  
    DIGITAL IMAGES. Provides summary information and images for each structure in the Nucleic Acid Database (also listed in these guides). These images provide many looks at the varied structures of nucleic acids.
  • BIODIC: The Ultrastructures
    "Electron micrographs in the field of Biology. Images are free to use as teaching material or resources. --Anatomy --Animal Biology --Cell Biology --Plant Biology --Monera-prokaryots --Fungi --Protists"
  • BioDiTRL
    Bio-Database Teaching Resource Library
  • NIGMS Cellular Imaging
    From the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Provides visualization at the cellular and subcellular level to understand cell structure and function and how they are dynamically regulated.
  • Science.gov Image Search
    "Images from the following organizations: --National Biologcial Information Infrastructure (NBII) --Library of Images from the Environment (LIFE) --National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA ) Image eXchange (NIX) --National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Photo Library."

Anatomy

  • AnatQuest: Anatomic Images Online
    High resolution cryosectional colour images of human anatomy produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project.
  • An@tomy.tv Authentication Required
    The world's most detailed 3D model of human anatomy available online created by Primal Pictures. Includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and xrays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. Focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries, bones.
  • Atlas of Histology
    Includes over 1000 labeled histological features and accompanying functional descriptions. All images are accessible though an alphabetical index and a search engine.
  • BIODIDAC
    Includes over 6,100 diagrams (both color & b/w) photographs, and videos related to biology and histology.
  • Digital Anatomist Project
    University of Washington Structural Informatics Group's interactive atlas containing graphical and symbolic representations of human anatomy. Includes 2-D and 3-D images.
  • Digital Anatomist Project
    University of Washington Structural Informatics Group's interactive atlas containing graphical and symbolic representations of human anatomy. Includes 2-D and 3-D images.
  • Dream Anatomy
    Drawn from the collections of the National Library of Medicine, this site depicts the anatomical imagination from 1500 to the present.
  • John Martin Rare Book Room Images
    These unique sets of several hundred images from the 5,000 volume John Martin Rare Book Room have been selected from some of the more striking works in the collection and include illustrations relating to anatomy, physiology, surgery, obstetrics, and therapeutics. An effort has been made to avoid duplicating the work of other digitizing projects relating to the history of medicine and to include only those images not already scanned in high resolution.
  • The JayDoc HistoWeb
    JayDoc HistoWeb is an online histology atlas. The creators of HistoWeb allow use of the content for non-profit, educational purposes.

Ecology

  • ARKive  
    DIGITAL MEDIA (IMAGES, VIDEOS). Unique collection of thousands of wildlife videos, images, and fact-files, with a special focus on the world's threatened species.
  • BIODIDAC
    Includes over 6,100 diagrams (both color & b/w) photographs, and videos related to biology and histology.
  • NASA Images
    A new online archive of hundreds of thousands of NASA images.

Animal Science

  • Animal Science Image Gallery  
    The Animal Science Image Gallery is a collaborative project of the USDA National Agricultural Library and the American Society of Animal Science.

Ornithology (Birds)

  • Birds of North America Online Authentication Required
    Provides detailed scientific information for each of the 716 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada. A project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, BNA is a living resource with account contents updated frequently. Includes image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, and recordings bird songs and calls.

Primatology

Fisheries & Aquatic Zoology

  • Freshwater and Marine Image Bank
    Images related to freshwater and marine topics, including images of fish, shellfish, and marine mammals, pictures of fish hatcheries and dams and vessels, materials related to polar exploration, regional and traditional fisheries, and limnological (freshwater) subjects. From the University of Washington Library's Digital Collections.

Amphibians

Biophysics

  • An@tomy.tv Authentication Required
    The world's most detailed 3D model of human anatomy available online created by Primal Pictures. Includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and xrays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. Focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries, bones.

Reptiles

Agriculture

  • Animal Science Image Gallery  
    The Animal Science Image Gallery is a collaborative project of the USDA National Agricultural Library and the American Society of Animal Science.
  • ARS Image Gallery  
    The Image Gallery is provided as a complimentary source of high quality digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff.
  • NOAA Photo Library
    Weather and space images, images of the Earth's shores and coastal seas, and marine species images ranging from great whales to the most minute plankton. Search by term or browse by categories including the National Weather Service, fisheries, coral kingdom, and more.
  • Photo Gallery
    Photos from the Weed Science Society of America of many common North American weeds, herbs, and plants.
  • PlantFacts - Images
    This portion of PlantFacts includes photos of ornamental plants, insects and diseases, turf, and fruits and vegetables.
  • Plant Image Gallery
    Plant Image Gallery is an ongoing project of the Noble Foundation which currently includes over 600 species of vascular plants.
  • The Twelve Soil Orders
    A collection of information and images to illustrate the distribution, properties, ecological significance, and the use of the twelve soil orders.
  • USDA Beltsville Electron Microscopy Unit
    Images from the Electron and Confocal Microscope Unit; using the scanning and transmission electron microscopes, the collection contains images of the surface of biological and physical materials unaltered by preparative procedures.
  • USGS Multimedia Gallery
    The USGS Multimedia Gallery contains photos, descriptions, and additional information of USGS science..

Entomology

Horticulture

  • ARS Image Gallery  
    The Image Gallery is provided as a complimentary source of high quality digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff.
  • Botanical Society of America Online Image Collection
    Images currently cover Plant Geography, Plant Morphology, Phloem Development, Xylem Development, Floral Ontogeny, Lichens, Economic Botany, Carnivorous Plants, Organography, Pollen, Paleobotany, Plant Defense Mechanisms and Plant Anatomy.
  • Plant Image Gallery
    Plant Image Gallery is an ongoing project of the Noble Foundation which currently includes over 600 species of vascular plants.
  • Photo Gallery (Weed Science Society of America)
    This photo gallery contains pictures of common North American plants. Some of the plant species listed are not generally considered weeds but may have toxic or poisonous properties, or are otherwise of general interest as wildflowers or herbs.
  • PLANTS Database
    The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners.
  • Texas Plant Disease Handbook
    Organized by plant type, the TPDH includes definitions of plant diseases as well as images for some but not all pathologies.

Plant Science

  • AgroAtlas
    "The Russian-English Agricultural Atlas is the world’s most comprehensive source of information on the geographic distribution of plant-based agriculture in Russia and neighboring countries. The Atlas contains 1500 maps that illustrate the distribution of 100 crops, 560 wild crop relatives, 640 diseases, pests and weeds, and 200 environmental parameters. Additionally, the Atlas provides detailed biological descriptions, illustrations, metadata and reference lists. Currently, individual maps can be downloaded and viewed using freely available AgroAtlas GIS Utility software, which can also be downloaded at this site."
  • ARS Image Gallery  
    The Image Gallery is provided as a complimentary source of high quality digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff.
  • Botanical Society of America Online Image Collection
    Images currently cover Plant Geography, Plant Morphology, Phloem Development, Xylem Development, Floral Ontogeny, Lichens, Economic Botany, Carnivorous Plants, Organography, Pollen, Paleobotany, Plant Defense Mechanisms and Plant Anatomy.
  • Curtis's Botanical Magazine [NAL Image Search]
    A project of the National Agricultural Library. Contains over 1,000 original plates of botanical illustrations from William Curtis' The Botanical Magazine, 1787-1807. Browse botanical illustrations by flower or plant name. Update:[NAL removed Curt's Magazine botanical plates collection, but some of these and other botanical illustrations can still be found on the NAL Rare Book Image Search. link updated 12/13]
  • Photo Gallery
    Photos from the Weed Science Society of America of many common North American weeds, herbs, and plants.
  • PLANTS Database
    The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners.
  • Plant Image Gallery
    Plant Image Gallery is an ongoing project of the Noble Foundation which currently includes over 600 species of vascular plants.
  • The Twelve Soil Orders
    A collection of information and images to illustrate the distribution, properties, ecological significance, and the use of the twelve soil orders.

Plant Pathology

  • AgroAtlas
    "The Russian-English Agricultural Atlas is the world’s most comprehensive source of information on the geographic distribution of plant-based agriculture in Russia and neighboring countries. The Atlas contains 1500 maps that illustrate the distribution of 100 crops, 560 wild crop relatives, 640 diseases, pests and weeds, and 200 environmental parameters. Additionally, the Atlas provides detailed biological descriptions, illustrations, metadata and reference lists. Currently, individual maps can be downloaded and viewed using freely available AgroAtlas GIS Utility software, which can also be downloaded at this site."
  • APS Press : Image Resources
    The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is the premier society dedicated to high quality, innovative plant pathology research. Saint Paul publisher. Publishes the print and CD-Rom images used in the Plant Path Library.
  • Botanical Society of America Online Image Collection
    Images currently cover Plant Geography, Plant Morphology, Phloem Development, Xylem Development, Floral Ontogeny, Lichens, Economic Botany, Carnivorous Plants, Organography, Pollen, Paleobotany, Plant Defense Mechanisms and Plant Anatomy.
  • IPM Images : Crops
    Browse images by commodity, taxonomy, damage types, photographers, organization, location.
  • MykoWeb
    "MykoWeb is a site rich in mushroom photography. There about 6000 fungal photographs to view, with over 4000 of these illustrating the species at The Fungi of California. Hundreds of the best photographs are available for viewing in large size on the Mushroom Photography pages."
  • Photo Gallery
    Photos from the Weed Science Society of America of many common North American weeds, herbs, and plants.
  • PLANTS Database
    The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners.
  • Plant & Pest Digital Library
    "The Digital Library enhances the diagnostic services of the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory at Purdue University by providing images of common plant and pest problems."
  • Texas Plant Disease Handbook
    Organized by plant type, the TPDH includes definitions of plant diseases as well as images for some but not all pathologies.
  • Virtual Nematode
    "The Virtual Nematode uses 3-D animations and virtual reality environments as visual teaching aids for several concepts in plant parasitic nematology. The end product is intended to supplement a lecture. Visualization may enhance a viewer's perception and retention of the information presented. "

Fisheries & Aquatic Zoology

  • Freshwater and Marine Image Bank
    Images related to freshwater and marine topics, including images of fish, shellfish, and marine mammals, pictures of fish hatcheries and dams and vessels, materials related to polar exploration, regional and traditional fisheries, and limnological (freshwater) subjects. From the University of Washington Library's Digital Collections.

Forestry

  • Fritz-Metcalf Photograph Collection (UC Berkeley Biosciences & Natural Resources Library)
    The Fritz-Metcalf Photograph Collection is a group of about 9000 photographs relating primarily to forestry, conservation, and the lumber industry in California and the United States. Subjects include logging operations, logging equipment, reforestation, forest research, fire protection, lumber mills, and the activities of the University of California's School of Forestry. The photographs were taken from 1906 to 1984 by Emanuel Fritz, Woodbridge Metcalf and others.
  • Forestry Images
    Health, natural resources, and silviculture Images including forest pests, trees and stand types, silvicultural practices, invasive organisms, forest plants, wildlife, and other scenes. Joint project of the Bugwood Network and the USDA Forest Service, and the University of Georgia.

Professional Programs

Architecture

  • 360cities
    Panoramic views of sites and architecture around the world. Join to upload your panoramas.
  • American Terra Cotta Photographs
    The collection contains shop drawings in ink on linen, paper and prints from the American, Indianapolis, Midland, and Winkle Terra Cotta Companies plus hundreds of photographs (prints and negatives), office indexes, order books, and advertising brochures.
  • ArchNet Islamic Architecture
    International online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, conservationists, and scholars, with a focus on Muslim cultures and civilizations. Images of historic and contemporary Islamic architecture.
  • arcspace.com
    Architecture magazine featuring contemporary architecture projects, architects, and design. Includes image gallery with multiple site views and large download sizes.
  • arounder
    Panoramic views of important sites in European and American cities. Includes historical cathedrals and works of art, museums featuring famous artists, local cafes and stores, mountain-top views, parks and gardens.
  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Catena Digital Archive of Historic Gardens & Landscapes
    Archive of digital images with accompanying educational materials, built around the villa, an important landscape type in garden history. Sponsored by the Bard Graduate Center through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Chicago Public Library Digital Collections
    Highlights include construction views of Millennium Park, detailed photographs of Civil War artifacts, photographs of Harold Washington, documents from the Chicago Renaissance and pictures of Chicago neighborhoods.
  • Cities and Buildings Database
    Buildings and cities from throughout history and throughout the world. A collection begun by UW professor Meredith L. Clausen for use in the classroom, student study, or individual research purposes.
  • Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives
    The Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives (www.columbusarchives.org) was created to collect, conserve, preserve, and promote the use of records that document the architecture, engineering, and arts associated with the built environment of Columbus, Indiana and Bartholomew County. The archives’ collection includes materials on both Historical and Modernist projects, including many of the 60 plus designs by world famous architects of the last half century that are located in Bartholomew County.
  • Digital Imaging Project
    "Art historical images of European and North American architecture and sculpture from classical Greek to Post-Modern." A project by Mary Ann Sullivan to put her slide collection on the web.
  • Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Image Collections
    The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. Individuals can access a trove of tens of thousands of images across these institutions through DPLA's search interface (by selecting the "images" filter on results after performing a keyword search). Alternatively, consider using the OpenPics app. (http://dp.la/apps/6) to find images from the DPLA (and other repositories).
  • Great Buildings Collection
    Pictures, details, resources, and other information about well-designed buildings from around the world.
  • Landscape Architecture Image Resource (LAIR)
    "The LAIR Website has been designed to foster active, collaborative learning and encourage community building across a variety of campuses serving landscape architecture education."
  • MEDart Images of Medieval Art & Architecture
    Extensive documentation of Chartres Cathedral and the Benedictine Abbey Church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine at Vezelay, including photographs, drawings, plans, and historical information.
  • Pattern in Islamic Art
    "Offers more than 4000 free downloadable images of such patterns as used in the decoration of Islamic architecture. The bulk of these images are drawnfrom David Wade's own photo-archive, itself the fruit of his visits to various Islamic and formerly Islamic regions over a period of some thirty years. In addition to his photo-archive the site offers other related material such as drawings, diagrams and analyses, background notes, and previouslypublished material."
  • Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae Digital Collection
    "The University of Chicago's Special Collections Research Center holds the largest Speculum collection. This group of 994 prints (engravings, etchings, and a few woodcuts) was brought together by a nineteenth-century collector; it is organized around a core of prints published by Lafreri but also includes many other related prints. This site provides scholars, students, and art lovers with access to this collection at a distance -- much as prints themselves originally afforded a view of Rome from afar."
  • SPIRO (Architecture Slide Library, UC Berkeley)
    SPIRO is the visual online public access catalog to the 35mm slide collection of the Architecture Visual Resources Library (AVRL) at the University of California at Berkeley. The collection numbers over 250,000 slides and 20,000 photographs. Web images display in thumbnail only. Copyright use without permission for student work, educational purposes, non-published works (with attribution). All other use requires permission.
  • Structurae
    International collection of architecture and engineering images and information, including historic and contemporary structures. Focus on works of interest for their structural engineering.
  • Top Ten New York Architecture
    Contemporary and historic images of significant buildings in New York. Inclues photography, postcards, and posters. Organized by style, building function, and neighborhood.
  • University of Washington Cities and Buildings Database
    The Cities and Buildings Database is a collection of digitized images of buildings and cities drawn from across time and throughout the world, available to students, researchers and educators on the web. Researchers can now search for buildings by country, city, style, title, architect, date of construction, as well as other fields.
  • VADS. The online resource for visual arts.
    Visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images from institutional sources contributed for use in learning, teaching and research. Includes art, design, architecture, decorative art, fashion. UK-based.
  • Web Gallery of Art - a virtual museum of over 20,000 reproductions
    "The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism and Romanticism periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 20,300 reproductions. Picture commentaries, artist biographies are available. Guided tours, period music, downloadable catalogue, free postcard and other services are provided. The Web Gallery of Art is intended to be a free resource of art history primarily for students and teachers. It is a private initiative not related to any museums or art institutions, and not supported financially by any state or corporate sponsors. However, we do our utmost, using authentic literature and advice from professionals, to ensure the quality and authenticity of the content."
  • William Gray Purcell Job Image Database
    The Prairie School tradition is magnificently represented by the William Gray Purcell Papers (1814-1965). Purcell (1880-1965) and George Grant Elmslie's (1871-1952) highly successful partnership produced some of the finest Prairie School buildings in America. Present are drawings and other documents for almost every commission, plus those designed by both men before and after the period of their partnership.

Landscape Architecture

  • American Landscape and Architectural Design 1850-1920 - (American Memory from the Library of Congress)
    Large collection of lantern slides of American buildings and landscapes built during the period 1850-1920. Source materials for this collection come from Harvard's Graduate School of Design. Included is the work of Harvard faculty Frederick Law Olmsted, Bremer W. Pond, and James Sturgis Pray, as well as that of other landscape architects throughout the country. The collection offers views of cities, buildings, parks, and gardens, including Boston's Park System.
  • Early Landscape Photography of the American West
    Over 200 large albumen prints from the 1860s and 1870s of American Western landscape. The locations and photographers include views of Yosemite Valley by Carleton E. Watkins and Charles L. Weed, the route of the Union Pacific Railroad through the Rocky Mountains by A.J. Russell, and others.
  • Environmental Design Archives (UC Berkeley)
    The Environmental Design Archives holds nearly 100 collections documenting the built and landscaped environment. These records span a century, 1890-1990, and contain primary source materials such as correspondence, reports, specifications, drawings, photographs, and artifacts.
  • Historic Architecture and Landscape Image Collection (Art Institute of Chicago)
    Consisting of approximately 11,000 images that document the architecture, landscape and urban planning of sites across the United States - with a particular emphasis on Chicago and its suburbs - and, to a lesser extent, internationally, The Historic Architecture and Landscape Image collection, or HALIC, contains mounted photographic prints, lantern slides (both black and white and hand-colored), and postcards dating from the 1860s to the 1970s.
  • Landscape Architecture Image Resource (LAIR)
    "The LAIR Website has been designed to foster active, collaborative learning and encourage community building across a variety of campuses serving landscape architecture education."

Clothing

  • AP Images Authentication Required
    AP Images is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery, with a 50 million-image print and negative archive. As an essential source of photographs and graphics for professional image buyers, AP Images strives to meet the needs of today's global customer through superior image quality, selection and service.
  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Fashion: Past & Present
    A listing of dozens of online resources that cover the entire span of the history of fashion. The sources are also listed by century. Children's, men's, ethnic & folk fashions as well as military arms and armor and all types of cosmetics and accessories are also covered.
  • Index of American Design
    An index of over 18,000 watercolor renderings of American decorative art objects. Search the collection or in the selected online tours for “costume” or “textiles”. A brief description of each item is also provided.

Journalism

  • American Memory Images
    Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
  • AP Images Authentication Required
    AP Images is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery, with a 50 million-image print and negative archive. As an essential source of photographs and graphics for professional image buyers, AP Images strives to meet the needs of today's global customer through superior image quality, selection and service.
  • Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Image Collections
    The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. Individuals can access a trove of tens of thousands of images across these institutions through DPLA's search interface (by selecting the "images" filter on results after performing a keyword search). Alternatively, consider using the OpenPics app. (http://dp.la/apps/6) to find images from the DPLA (and other repositories).
  • Flickr Commons
    Search and use hundreds of images with "no known copyright restrictions." A joint venture of Flickr and the Library of Congress, Flickr Commons was designed to increase access to publicly-held photography collections.
  • Wikimedia Commons
    Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content including images, sound and video clips.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.

Marketing

  • Ad*Access
    Advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Digital collection at Duke University.
  • AdFlip
    Archive of classic print advertisements from 1940 to 2001. Search by publication, advertisement category, or year.
  • Ads of the World
    Contemporary ads from around the world, including award winners.
  • Advertolog
    Contemporary print and TV ads, browsable by categories, including cars, savoury foods, and men's magazines.
  • AdViews
    AdViews is a digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s from Duke University.
  • AIGA Design Archives
    Over 16,000 images of past winners of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) annual competitions in the areas of Book, Brand and Corporate Identity, Promotional, Information, Package and Typographical design from 1950's to the present.
  • AP Images Authentication Required
    AP Images is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery, with a 50 million-image print and negative archive. As an essential source of photographs and graphics for professional image buyers, AP Images strives to meet the needs of today's global customer through superior image quality, selection and service.
  • The American Package Museum
    Historical American packaging and print advertising from the early 20th century. Browse by product name. Some 3-D images available.
  • Coloribus
    Over two million contemporary ads from around the world in all mediums, including print, online, viral, television, and outdoor advertising.
  • Early Advertising of the West, 1867-1918
    This collection from the University of washington Libraries consists of over 450 print advertisements published in local magazines, city directories, and theater pamphlets from 1867 to 1918.
  • Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920
    An important, collaborative effort between the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History and Duke University's Digital Scriptorium provides images of over 9,000 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to 1920. The site is designed to chronicle the rise of consumer culture in America in the late nineteenth century as well as the development of a professionalized advertising industry.
  • Gender Ads
    Advertising images focusing on gender content and analysis. Browse by female and male advertisements, body parts, gender roles, and more.
  • GLAAD Advertising Media Program
    Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) archive of current and historical advertising with diverse gender content. Image collection and analysis.
  • Medicine and Madison Avenue
    Over 600 historical and health-related advertisements printed in newspapers and magazines from 1910-1959; categories include cigarettes, vitamins and tonics, diet, and more From Duke University Libraries digital collections.

Communication Studies

  • AP Images Authentication Required
    AP Images is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery, with a 50 million-image print and negative archive. As an essential source of photographs and graphics for professional image buyers, AP Images strives to meet the needs of today's global customer through superior image quality, selection and service.
  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Time and Life Pictures
    Time-Life Pictures. Images by well-known photojournalists "documenting past and present political and cultural events, as well as celebrities and the American experience." Also includes commercial and archival footage.
  • Wikimedia Commons
    Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content including images, sound and video clips.

Local & Regional

  • Minnesota Historical Society's Visual Resources Database
    Information about photographs, artwork, posters, and fine art photographs, as well as selected images from the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society are included in this database. These historical collections visually represent Minnesotans, their lives, landscapes, leisure and occupations from the pre-territorial period to the present.
  • Minnesota Reflections
    Minnesota Reflections is a collection of more than 6,000 digital images of Minnesota prior to 1908, representing the first 50 years of statehood. The images were contributed by about 60 libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies from all corners of the state. This is the first collection of images produced by the Minnesota Digital Library Coalition. Future additions will include documents that have played an important role in Minnesota history.
  • UMedia Archive (UMN)
    Discover and learn about the rich collections available through the UMedia Archive.

Health (BioMedical) Sciences

Medicine (general)

  • American Society of Hematology Image Bank
    The American Society of Hematology (ASH) Image Bank is intended to serve as a comprehensive reference and teaching tool that is widely accessible to physicians and hematology students around the world.
  • Atlas of Histology
    Includes over 1000 labeled histological features and accompanying functional descriptions. All images are accessible though an alphabetical index and a search engine.
  • Brain Biodiversity Bank Atlases
    Michigan State University online atlases of the brains of humans, sheep, dolphins, and more. Search for brain images by animal category.
  • Genome Image Gallery
    Genome Sciences images from the Department of Energy Human Genome Project. Search by topic or browse by categories including Human Chromosome Gallery, Basic Genomics, and more.
  • Harvard's Whole Brain Atlas
    Atlas of the human brain from Harvard Medicine. Browse for a variety of images by normal brain or brain disease type.
  • HEAL Images
    HEAL is a digital repository that allows medical educators to discover, download, and re-use over 22,000 medical education resources.
  • Images from the History of Medicine
    mages from the History of Medicine (IHM) provides access to nearly 70,000 images in the collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.
  • Medscape Medical
    Over 10,000 medical images. Search for images by limiting your "content type" to "images."
  • Open-i Open Access Biomedical Image Search Engine
    Open-i is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored project designed to "provide next generation information retrieval services for biomedical articles from the full text collections such as PubMed Central. It is unique in its ability to index both the text and images in the articles." The initial launch is with 600,000 images, with plans to scale in the millions over time.
  • Springer Images
    SpringerImages is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images from images.MD. Over 50,000 of these images are provided for free to the public from their site.
  • The JayDoc HistoWeb
    JayDoc HistoWeb is an online histology atlas. The creators of HistoWeb allow use of the content for non-profit, educational purposes.
  • Wellcome Images
    Over 40,000 current and historical medical images; topics include medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science.

History of Medicine

  • American Social Hygiene Posters
    University of Minnesota collection of social hygiene posters from 1910-1970.Ssearch by year, topic, or browse by categories including family health, mental health, women, and more.
  • Images from the History of Medicine
    mages from the History of Medicine (IHM) provides access to nearly 70,000 images in the collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.
  • Medicine and Madison Avenue
    Over 600 historical and health-related advertisements printed in newspapers and magazines from 1910-1959; categories include cigarettes, vitamins and tonics, diet, and more From Duke University Libraries digital collections.

Cardiology

  • Alan E Lindsay ECG Learning Center in Cyberspace
    The ECG Learning Center also includes diagrams useful in explaining ECG abnormalities. Use of ECG Learning Center images is governed by a Creative Commons Copyright which allows rather liberal non-profit use.
  • ECG Library
    The ECG Library includes approximately 50 ECGs, a few diagrams useful in explaining ECG abnormalities, and a brief history of electrocardiography. Materials available through the site may be used for non-commercial purposes if their source is acknowledged.

Dentistry

  • Biology Image Library
    Biology Image Library: Collection of images, movies, illustrations and animations across biology and biomedicine. You can download as much material as you want for non-commercial purposes, such as for use in lectures or seminars.Some dental images - type in 'dental, teeth, oral'
  • HON Media Gallery
    Non-governmental organization whose central purpose is to set standards for the presentation of health information on the web. The Media Gallery is a searchable repository of over 6,800 images and videos which meet HON standards.  Search under: Dental, Oral, Tooth/Teeth
  • Illustrata - Natural Sciences Authentication Required
    Searchable tables, figures, graphs, charts and other illustrations from the scholarly research and technical literature. Search results – the objects – can be viewed in full, in either (thumbnail or enhanced format) along with the caption, author and source information and additional index terms that can be used for further searching. A link back to the parent record provides a summary view of all the objects associated with that paper.
  • MedlinePlus
    MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 590 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
  • TRIP Database
    The trip database contained Evidence Based Healthcare reources. Each abstract denotes the source and description of information along with complete citations.
  • An@tomy.tv Authentication Required
    The world's most detailed 3D model of human anatomy available online created by Primal Pictures. Includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and xrays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. Focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries, bones.

Dermatology

  • Dermatology Image Bank
    Includes images of many different dermatologic disorders. Maintained by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Multimedia items may be downloaded and used for educational purposes.

Embryology

  • Embryology Imaages: Normal and Abnormal Mammalian
    Embryo Images Normal and Abnormal Mammalian Development is a tutorial that uses scanning electron micrographs (SEMs) as the primary resource to teach mammalian embryology. The 3-D like quality of the micrographs coupled with selected line drawings and minimal text allow relatively easy understanding of the complex morphological changes that occur in utero. Because early human embryos are not readily available and because embryogenesis is very similar across mammalian species, the majority of mic
  • Multi-Dimensional Human Embryo
    The Multi-Dimensional Human Embryo is a collaboration funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to produce and make available over the internet a three-dimensional image reference of the human embryo based on magnetic resonance imaging. The collection of images is intended to serve students, researchers, clinicians, and the general public interested in studying and teaching human development.
  • Visible Embryo
    Detailed accounts of stages of fetal development, images, embryology links. Site created with National Institute of Health support.

Gynaecology

  • An@tomy.tv Authentication Required
    The world's most detailed 3D model of human anatomy available online created by Primal Pictures. Includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and xrays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. Focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries, bones.
  • Composite Atlases
    REGISTRATION REQUIRED Global Library of Women's Medicine Includes pathology, anatomy, MRI, CT and X-Ray images.
  • HEAL
    HEAL is a digital repository that allows medical educators to discover, download, and re-use over 22,000 medical education resources.
  • WebPath: Female Genital Tract Pathology
    University of Utah A series of images demonstrating gross and microscopic pathologic findings for a variety of disease processes. A short description accompanies each image.

Kinesiology

  • Google Body Browser
    Load WebGL and the beta version of Google Chrome to use this. View the human body as you would google earth!
  • HEAL Images
    HEAL is a digital repository that allows medical educators to discover, download, and re-use over 22,000 medical education resources.
  • Wellcome Images
    Over 40,000 current and historical medical images; topics include medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science.
  • Wikimedia Commons
    Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content including images, sound and video clips.

Pathology

  • Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education
    The WebPath® computer-aided instructional resource at this website contains over 2000 images with text that illustrate gross and microscopic pathologic findings along with radiologic imaging associated with human disease conditions. For self-assessment and study there are over 2000 examination items. There are more than 20 tutorials in specific subject areas.
  • PEIR Digital Library
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham allows some non-profit, educational use of the images included in this searchable database.
  • Radiologic Anatomy Browser
    Radiologic image browser and a glossary with image links produced by the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine The Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD
  • Urbana Atlas of Pathology
    Developed by University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, this resources provides an overview of a number of pathologies including cardiovascular, endocrine, pulmonary, and renal.

Surgical Science

  • John Martin Rare Book Room Images
    These unique sets of several hundred images from the 5,000 volume John Martin Rare Book Room have been selected from some of the more striking works in the collection and include illustrations relating to anatomy, physiology, surgery, obstetrics, and therapeutics. An effort has been made to avoid duplicating the work of other digitizing projects relating to the history of medicine and to include only those images not already scanned in high resolution.

Urology

  • Urology
    Dermatlas, Johns Hopkins University

Veterinary Science

  • Animal Science Image Gallery  
    The Animal Science Image Gallery is a collaborative project of the USDA National Agricultural Library and the American Society of Animal Science.
  • The Mouse Brain Library
    Supported as part of the Informatics Center for Mouse Neurogenetics, a Human Brain Project/Neuroinformatics program funded jointly by the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Science Foundation (P20-MH 62009
  • Virtual Cat Dissection
    From Penn State, real images document dissection of a cat, showing external anatomy to the nervous system.

mage Copyright Considerations: Depending on the context, use of images may require permissions from the rights holder. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain these rights. For further information on image copyright considerations as well as citing images in works, we recommend the University of Washington Image Citation and Copyright page.

Acknowledgements: Many of these discipline compilations and resource descriptions were initially culled, with further refinement by local subject liaison librarians, from the LibGuides Community as part of a comprehensive project to identify exemplar image collections. While by no means comprehensive, here are some of the external image guides that inspired our project. We are incredibly grateful for the contributions of our colleagues and the Libguides Community, as multimedia resources are increasingly becoming an invaluable part of scholarship! If you contributed to the curation/description of these resources and would like to be added to our bibliography, please contact Scott Spicer, and we will add your name, institution, and LibGuide URL to this list.

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Discussion Image Resources Interest Group (IRIG) Meeting Agenda – Las Vegas, June 28

by Kristina Keogh on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 04:32 pm

Please join us for the ACRL IRIG Meeting on Saturday, June 28 from 1-2:30 pm in Las Vegas.

The meeting will take place in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Room N101.

The session will begin with lightning round talks from the following presenters:

 

Courtney Baron, University of Georgia

“Institutional Repositories: Powerful Tools to Preserve MFA Work”

Nicole LaMoreaux, LIM College

Please join us for the ACRL IRIG Meeting on Saturday, June 28 from 1-2:30 pm in Las Vegas.

The meeting will take place in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Room N101.

The session will begin with lightning round talks from the following presenters:

 

Courtney Baron, University of Georgia

“Institutional Repositories: Powerful Tools to Preserve MFA Work”

Nicole LaMoreaux, LIM College

“Beneath the Fold: The Value of Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) Archive and Vogue Archive within an Academic Library”

Ann Medaille, University of Nevada, Reno

“Learning Visual Literacy Skills through Digital Story Creation”

 Stephen Patton, Indiana State University

“MDID or Don’t”

 Jenna Rinalducci, George Mason University

“Tactile Texts: Transforming Artist Books for the Online Environment”

 Tiffany Saulter, Indiana University Bloomington

“Image as Record: The Zine Collection at the Fine Arts Library”

 Krista White, Rutgers University

“Digital Imaging Specifications and the Management of Digital Storage Needs”

 

Following the presentations, members of the Visual Literacy Task Force will provide an update on the Visual Literacy Standards.

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Event Success Stories and Challenges: How Librarians are Employing Fair Use with Their Code (ACRL)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

Creators of the ARL Fair Use Code describe the achievements and challenges of employing the ARL code, including innovative ways that librarians have implemented the code, common reactions and obstacles, and the latest legislation. Next, the workshop examines the educational use of images, including the VRA Fair Use Statement, and a Code being developed by the College Art Association on image use in scholarly publications and on the creation and exhibition of new artistic works.

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Discussion Call for Proposals: ACRL Image Resources Interest Group ALA Mid-Winter Meeting (held online):

by Amanda Milbourn on Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 06:42 pm

The Association of College and Research Libraries Image Resources Interest Group is accepting proposals for our Mid-Winter meeting, to be held online (using Adobe Connect) on Thurs. Feb. 14, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. CST.

We are seeking proposals for presentations, of about 30 minutes in length, to be followed by questions/answers. Suggested topics include:

The Association of College and Research Libraries Image Resources Interest Group is accepting proposals for our Mid-Winter meeting, to be held online (using Adobe Connect) on Thurs. Feb. 14, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. CST.

We are seeking proposals for presentations, of about 30 minutes in length, to be followed by questions/answers. Suggested topics include:

  • Image metadata 
  • Project planning with images 
  • Geolocation metadata 
  • Image collections across systems and platforms 
  • Collaboration with academic departments/community outreach 
  • Visual literacy standards implementation 
  • Digital capture 

We are interested in all aspects of image resources and look forward to varied presentations and creative projects. Please submit proposals or questions to robin.leech@okstate.edu. Proposal deadline is Nov. 30, 2012. Proposals need to include:

  • Name 
  • Institution 
  • Address City/State/Zip 
  • Phone 
  • Email 
  • Proposal Title 
  • Brief proposal description (150 words or less) 
  • Expected outcomes 

Submitters will be notified by the week of Dec. 10th, 2012.

Please visit https://sites.google.com/site/acrlirig/ for additional information.

 

Robin Leech, Convener                                                                       Kristina Keogh, In-coming Convener

ACRL, IRIG                                                                                         ACRL, IRIG            

robin.leech@okstate.edu                                                                     keoghkm@vcu.edu

405-744-9780                                                                                   804-828-6339

 

 

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Discussion ACRL-IRIG Presentation Slides from ALA Annual 2012 Conference Program

by Shilpa Rele on Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 06:09 pm

Presentations and handouts are linked below!

Emily Nelson Decker
Director, Visual Resources Center
Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia
Topic: “Collaboration is Key: Developing Interdisciplinary Image Databases”

Maureen Burns, IMAGinED Consulting; AND Jennifer Wormser, Head Librarian, Laguna College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA
Topic: “Laguna College of Art and Design Project: Cataloging and moving an institutional collection of faculty and student work into ARTstor's Shared Shelf”

Presentations and handouts are linked below!

Emily Nelson Decker
Director, Visual Resources Center
Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia
Topic: “Collaboration is Key: Developing Interdisciplinary Image Databases”

Maureen Burns, IMAGinED Consulting; AND Jennifer Wormser, Head Librarian, Laguna College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA
Topic: “Laguna College of Art and Design Project: Cataloging and moving an institutional collection of faculty and student work into ARTstor's Shared Shelf”

Nicole Brown
Multidisciplinary Instruction Librarian
New York University Libraries
Topic: “Teaching with Images: Integrating Visual Literacy and Information Literacy”

Stephanie Beene
Visual Resources Coordinator
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
Topic: “Implementing Visual Literacy Standards & Guidelines at Lewis and Clark”

 

 

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Discussion Agenda: ACRL Image Resources Interest Group (IRIG) meeting at ALA Annual 2012

by Shilpa Rele on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 06:49 pm


Date: Sunday, June 24th 2012
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Place: GRAND (Disney's Grand Californian Hotel)-Sequoia North, Ballroom D

Agenda:


Date: Sunday, June 24th 2012
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Place: GRAND (Disney's Grand Californian Hotel)-Sequoia North, Ballroom D

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • IRIG Business meeting
  • Announcements - new officers
  • Programming update for 2012-2013
  • Panel Discussion
  • Nicole Brown, Multidisciplinary Instruction Librarian, New York University Libraries
  • Stephanie Beene,  Visual Resources Coordinator,  Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
  • Maureen Burns, IMAGinED Consulting; AND Jennifer Wormser, Head Librarian, Laguna College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA
  • Emily Nelson Decker, Director, Visual Resources Center, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia
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Discussion VENUE CHANGE: ACRL Image Resources Interest Group at 2012 ALA Annual Conference

by Shilpa Rele on Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 06:28 pm

There has been a slight change in the venue of the ACRL Image Resources Interest Group program at ALA Annual.

There has been a slight change in the venue of the ACRL Image Resources Interest Group program at ALA Annual. This meeting will take place in GRAND (Disney's Grand Californian Hotel)-Sequoia North, Ballroom D (and not E as mentioned in the earlier program announcement).

Thank you for your attention!

Shilpa Rele
Convener, ACRL Image Resources Interest Group

 

ACRL Image Resources Interest Group 2012 ALA Annual Conference Program

Sunday, June 24th 2012
4:00-5:30pm
GRAND (Disney's Grand Californian Hotel) -Sequoia North, Ballroom D

 

*** Please note this meeting is listed in the conference program as: Meeting # 820323 - Implementing Visual Literacy Standards Meeting (ACRL). We were originally hoping to schedule two IRIG meetings/programs for the Annual Conference, but ultimately decided on this time slot and broadened out the scope of the panel discussion. The other session scheduled at 10:30am on the same day has been cancelled. ***

Come join us at the ACRL Image Resources Interest Group (IRIG) meeting! Below is a list of speakers and their presentation topics:

 

Nicole Brown
Multidisciplinary Instruction Librarian
New York University Libraries
Topic: “Teaching with Images: Integrating Visual Literacy and Information Literacy”

Stephanie Beene
Visual Resources Coordinator
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
Topic: “Implementing Visual Literacy Standards & Guidelines at Lewis and Clark”

Maureen Burns, IMAGinED Consulting; AND Jennifer Wormser, Head Librarian, Laguna College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA
Topic: “Laguna College of Art and Design Project: Cataloging and moving an institutional collection of faculty and student work into ARTstor's Shared Shelf”

 

Emily Nelson Decker
Director, Visual Resources Center
Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia
Topic: “Collaboration is Key: Developing Interdisciplinary Image Databases”

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Shilpa Rele
Convener, ACRL Image Resources Interest Group
shilpa.rele@lmu.edu

Robin Leech
Incoming Convener, ACRL Image Resources Interest Group
robin.leech@okstate.edu

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Event CANCELLED Image Resources Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

The ACRL Image Resources Interest Group provides a forum for ongoing discussion of the unique issues presented by the development and support of interdisciplinary image resources in academic libraries.

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The ACRL Image Resources Interest Group provides a forum for ongoing discussion of the unique issues presented by the development and support of interdisciplinary image resources in academic libraries.

There is a growing need across academic disciplines for access to quality research and instructional image content, and many academic libraries are responding by offering image collections as a standard resource. Libraries are playing an important role in evaluating and funding subscription image databases, and are also developing local interdisciplinary image collections, providing technical infrastructure for image collection development and delivery, and supporting research and instruction with images.

 These topics and more are the focus of the ACRL Image Resources Interest Group. Additional issues of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Selecting and using subscription image databases
  • Choosing digital asset management and presentation tools
  • Working with images across systems and platforms
  • Supporting faculty research and teaching with images
  • Developing interdisciplinary image collections
  • Collaborating with academic departments and across library units to support image resource development and use
  • Image cataloging and metadata
  • Effective access to image resources through library web sites
  • Visual literacy
  • Image copyright
  • Digital capture

Image Credits (Left to right, each row)
-flickr user wonderlane: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/3242519210/
-Reed Digital Collections: http://cdm.reed.edu/u?/colhist,259
-Library of Congress:http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/96502806/
-flickr user Scorpions and Centaurs: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sshb/2302688911/
-flickr user Stevie-B: http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_brace/217149481/
-University of Washington Digital Collections: http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/index.html
-University of Washington Digital Collections: http://content.lib.washington.edu/u?/hupy,566
-Reed Digital Collections: http://cdm.reed.edu/u?/poissy,68

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