THTR 217: Technical Theatre

Image Databases

In addition to searching the open web, try these licensed databases  to find images.

  • ARTstor locked database
    A repository of images gathered from museums and other collections
  • Camio locked database
    (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)
  • Oxford Art Online locked database
    Has an option to search images only. Also great resource for information about styles, periods, and designers.
  • Academic Search Premier locked database
    Go to "more" then "images" to find images in magazines, newspapers, and journals
  • Research Library locked database
    Draws images from scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines and newspapers covering all academic subject areas. Limit document type to your choice of image.
  • JSTOR locked database
    A journal archive with fulltext articles, including images. Choose the advanced search option. Search by keyword and change the drop down menu from fulltext to caption.

ARTstor Image Database

Short videos demonstrating the basics of ARTstor, an image database. Connect to ARTstor


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A four minute video demonstrating the basics of ARTstor

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Learn how to register for an ARTstor account in less than three minutes

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A four minute video about creating an image group in ARTstor

Image Search Engines

Begin your search with one of the major search engines, like Google or Bing.

If you don't find what you want, try other specialty image search engines. 


Other Types of Visual Search Engines

  • TinEye a reverse search engine
  • oScope Lets you browse images and products from popular sites like Amazon, eBay, YouTube and Flickr
  • Multicolr Search Lab  Extracts colors from Creative Commons images on Flickr, allowing users to search the collection by color
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