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ARTS 3364 & 4364: Stone: Images

This course guide was created for Prof. Stone's ARTS 3364 Introduction to Digital Photography and ARTS 4364 Advanced Digital Photography classes.

Image Databases

This is a list of some image databases related mostly to art and design, but if you need more or other types of images, for example medical, historical, multi-cultural, there are many more on the Image Databases page.


Image Workshop, 7-11-2012 from 5-6:20pm in Alkek 101

For more workshops or to register for this one see the library's Workshops page.

Finding Images

For more info on finding images, copyright, presentation tips and tools see the Finding Images Guide.

Finding Images in Image Databases and Books

You can see a list of all the library's image databases from the "By Type" drop down menu on the Research Databases page. Or use the list to the left here.

You can also check the library catalog for art books with images. Just use the keyword for the type of image you want and an abbreviation like ill or illus for illustration. Example: birds and ill or type in birds and illus. Other words for finding images that you can use in catalog searches are pictoral works, illustration, or "___ in art", for example "flowers in art".

We do own the Illustration Index, Sculpture Index, and Havlice's World Painting Index (tells you what book has a reproduction or illustration of known works by known artists) and Martha Moss's Photography Books Index, volumes I and II, a subject guide to photo anthologies. If you do a keyword search under “catalogue raisonne” you will get all the books of the complete works (catalogue raisonne) of particular artists.

For visual communication, “mass communication,” “advertising,” and “marketing” are subject headings that can have image books. For example, if you do a keyword search using "advertising and annual” you will see all the titles we have that are advertising awarded images and campaigns (Annual Clio, National Addy, Graphis, Art Director's Annual, Photo Annual, Major marketing campaigns annual). If you look under the subject heading “Advertising Campaign – Periodicals”, you will see others.

Creating URLs or PowerPoints from Artstor Image groups

This tutorial will show you how to create your ARTstor account and make PowerPoints and URLs to ARTstor image groups.

Exporting citations for images from ARTstor to Refworks

This tutorial will show you how to export the citation information for images you use for your papers from ARTstor to RefWorks,  a citation manager that you as a Texas State Student have access to. Learn more about Refworks on the library's RefWorks page.