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Finding and Using Images in your Classroom, Publications, & Presentations: Image Databases

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.

Finding Video & Audio

If you need video or audio check out some of the library resources listed on this page.

Finding Images using Library Image Databases

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

"ARTstor images are available for strictly pedagogical and scholarly purposes, as outlined in our Terms of Use. No ARTstor images may be used for publication or commercial purposes." - From ARTstor Digital Library FAQs

Permitted & prohibited uses

Images for Academic Publishing (IAP)

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.