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Visual Arts Subject Guide: Find images


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Artstor is an invaluable image resource comprising over 2.5 million images across 300 collections.

Two major reasons why Artstor is better than Google Images:

Artstor screenshot showing "American Gothic"

  • Every image comes with high-quality descriptions and other information from the collection cataloguers, curators, institutions, and artists themselves
  • No copyright concerns when using the images for education and research, because all images in Artstor have been rights-cleared for such purposes

Images are also extremely high-quality, allowing you to zoom in and examine the fine detail of art objects.

Register for an Artstor account

To get the most out of Artstor, register for a free Artstor account. This will allow you to download images, save them to groups, create presentations, and share them with other Artstor users.

Below is the link to access Artstor extracted from the Library's A-Z list of databases:

Other image databases

 Other image databases

Apart from Artstor, here are some other other Library databases that are useful for finding images: