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Finding and Using Images in your Classroom, Publications, & Presentations: 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.
Over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian advertisements in five product categories - Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II propaganda.
Coverage, 1911-1955; Format, Magazine and newspaper ads.; Resource Type, Image Database
Current and historical photographs, maps, graphs, charts, logos, flags, illustrations, audio clips, & news from the Associated Press. The Archive is licensed for educational use. Coverage: Photographs - 1826 to present, audio clips - from the 1920’s to present, news stories - from 1997 to present. Format: Current and historical photographs,
Resource Type: Image Database
Images of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance European art & architecture photographed by the Allan T. Kohl, who consents to their use in any application that is both educational and non-commercial in nature.
Coverage: Dates vary.
Fashion, textiles, and art history. Access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and more.
Art, design, architecture. Late 19th to early 20th century. Consists of three main databases, all of which are projects to index and digitize backfiles of journals and annuals. Design Abstracts Retrospective will index over 70 journals and annuals published between 1900-1987. Design ProFILES contains profiles of nearly 40,000 artists, designers, craftspeople and architects active since c.1900. ReVIEW contains digitized backfiles of The Studio (London) 1893-1910, Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration (Darmstadt) 1897-1910, and Art et Décoration (Paris) 1897-1910 with more journals forthcoming.
Primary sources on the history of women in the United States. This diverse collection ranges from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to Katrina Thomas's photographs of ethnic weddings from the late 20th century. Coverage: 1600s to present. Format: Links to digitized photos, letters, diaries, artifacts,films, oral history interviews, periodicals, etc.
Over 9,000 images that illustrate the rise of consumer culture, especially after the American Civil War, and the birth of a professionalized advertising industry in the United States. Formats: Advertising images and publications; broadsides, advertising cookbooks, billboards, signs, ephemera.
Portal to the collections of European national libraries. It provides cross-searching of the national catalogs and digitized collections of over 40 European countries. Coverage: Dates vary. Format: Online books, maps, atlases, images, music, historical newspapers and periodicals, theses and dissertations, bibliographic information for non-digital material.
Visual arts - painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts, & photography. Includes topics from prehistory to the present. Biographies for art dealers, artists, architects, craftsmen, patrons, collectors, printers and publishers. Online equivalent of The Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 volumes), the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.
Architecture, ceramics, metalwork, mosaics, painting and sculpture, information about art forms, artists, rulers, philosophers, architecture, renowned works of art, archaeological sites and stylistic developments. Covers visual arts of the Classical period.
Art, Political History, Natural History, Folklife, Culture, Air and Space, Humanities, Photographs, Horticulture. Coverage varies. Over 7.4 million records with nearly 570,000 images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other resources from the Smithsonian's museums, archives & libraries.
Online portfolio of British visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images. Offers teaching resources based around the VADS image collections, browsing by collection, or by the themes of applied arts, architecture, design, fine art, and media.
The first ever scholarly, primary-source database focused on adult comic books and graphic novels. Here are the works of artists both celebrated and overlooked, alongside interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform. The aim of this collection is to provide a comprehensive view of alternative comics from the 1960s to today, particularly those from North America.
Finding Video & Audio
If you need video or audio check out some of the library resources listed on this page.
The library's image databases are databases that the library subscribes to. They are generally going to have more high quality, high resolution images than images you find through Google or other free image websites. Some of the sites listed on the Image Websites tab DO have larger resolution files.
ARTstor Image Use
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.