Searching Images in Collins Catalog
To find library books with images, type a topic and the keywords "pictorial images." Change the format to books.
More tips: Keep in mind that catalogue raisonnes, exhibition catalogs, and museum catalogs contain images. Search the artist's name, movement, or museum in Collins Catalog.
Licensed Image Databases
- ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.
- Camio (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) is a premier resource of high-quality art images from around the world contributed and described by leading museums, all rights-cleared for educational use.
General Image Search Engines
- Google Images Search In the advanced search page, you may specify filetype, color, and size.
Searching Images in Databases
Art Full Text
Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. To find an image, choose illustration in the drop down menu for physical description.
Art Index Retrospective
Art Retrospective indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. To find an image, choose illustration in the drop down menu for physical description.
JSTOR includes high-quality images. To find images, first do a search on your topic. On the results page, click on the tab "Images in JSTOR" or "Images in ARTstor."
Academic Search Premier
This is a multi-disciplinary database containing full text for more than 4,600 journals. To find images, click on the more ta the top navigation bar. Many of the images are photographs, illustrations, diagrams, and maps.