Answered By: Darren Chase
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2017     Views: 17

The primary database for images is ARTstor.

Many databases, however, offer image searching, usually under the ADVANCED SEARCH feature. EBSCOhost, for example, allows you to search for images across all of the many databases from EBSCO.

Also, most primary source collections offer image/illustration searching under ADVANCED SEARCH. Examples include Early English Books Online, Eighteenth Century Collection Online, American Periodicals Series, New York Times Historical Archive, Times of London Digital Archive, etc.

And there are several major photography collections on the open web, such as New York Public Library Digital Gallery and The Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, as well as tools such as Google Images.

So there are many options, depending on what kind of images you want.

STARS does not have the ability to search for images within books. You can search for Video/DVDs, Maps, Slides and Mixed Material under the ADVANCED SEARCH, using the FORMATS option.

There are more resources listed in the guides below for Art and Primary Sources. 

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