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Articles & Information Databases for Photography
ARTstor Includes more than 1.5 million images covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's software tools support viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline. You must register to save any images for future reference and to use ARTstor's sophisticated presentation tools. You also must register to access ARTstor from off-campus.
Full text of over 1000 scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, from their earliest issues up to 3-5 years ago. Does not include current issues of the journals. Video tutorials are available.
Provides online versions of 500 published reference works, including general and specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias. Try the Concept Map to search for terms and topics that are interconnected and displayed in a visual form.
Fine Arts (Gale OneFile)
Provides more than 150 full-text magazines and journals that are covered in indices such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide support for research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Louisiana by Eve Arnold
USA. 1981. USA. Louisiana. Bayou by Eve Arnold. From 'In America' book. 1984.
Retrieved from ARTstor database.
Digital Public Library of America
"The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world." -DPLA site. It is a collection of photographs, documents, maps and more under the creative commons 3.0 license platform.
Smithsonian Archives of American Art Image Collections
"The image gallery contains over 8,000 photographs, letters, sketches, diaries, and other documents which have been scanned and individually described."
International Center of Photography
The ICP collection spans the history of the photographic medium, from daguerreotypes to gelatin silver and digital chromogenic prints, but is strongest in its holdings of American and European documentary photography from about 1930 through the 1960s. Includes a searchable database of ICP's Photography Collection. Each record includes information about the photographer, title, date, medium, as well as an image, when available.
History of the American West
A collection of over 30,000 photographs of the American West from 1860-1920, drawn from the holdings of the Western History and Genealogy Department at Denver Public Library. Search by keyword or browse by topic.
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog
Search the LOC catalog to find images. A rich collection of historic photographic images.
Museum of Modern Art, photography collection
MoMA established the modern photography department in 1940. The Museum's holdings of more than 25,000 works constitute one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary photography in the world. As diverse as photography itself, the collection includes work not only by artists, but also by journalists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and amateurs.
Life Magazine photo archive
Images from the 1860s through the 1970s. Amazing images, a rich history of US culture and events.
A browseable collection of historical images from the National Archives' Online Exhibits. Includes 20th century photographs and photographers, workplaces of the 19th and 20th centuries, historical panoramic photography, and more. Browse by topic, time period, or search by keyword.
National Geographic Photo Galleries
Browse images taken by photographers for National Geographic magazine.
National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery is a Smithsonian Institution who's mission is to "tell the story of America by portraying the people who shape the nation's history, development and culture." NPG now allows you to download a selection of the permanent collection via Flickr.
Metropolitian Museum of Art
Includes both copyrighted and public domain images from the MET and its collections. You are able to specifically search for public domain images from their collection.