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Collections of photographs or drawings:
OSU Libraries Catalog Books in Valley Library
Summit (Orbis Cascades) Catalog Books in academic libraries in the northwest. Request for delivery to Valley in 3-4 working days.
Add the words "pictorial works" or portraits to your keyword search, the words used in catalogs to desribe books with photographs or drawings. For example:
ArtSource Includes image collection, museum links, and more
Archives of American Art Smithsonian's archive of primary sources (letters, diaries, photographs, oral histories, and more)
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (Metropolitan Museum of Art History)
Flickr - Advanced Search Screen
Images that have been licensed by their creators with a Creative Commons license - telling you how you can legally and ethically use their photos. Show me
Labeling and citing images
Even when the images you use are copyright free, you should acknowledge the creator and indicate the source.
Please be aware of legal restrictions on the use of images. Boston University has a useful webpage on Image Copyright .
Student Media Services (Main Floor, Valley Library): production and printing services funded by student activity fees.
There are a couple of indexes that you can use to find pictures in heavily-illustrated magazines. Search by subject (butterflies) and the index tells you which magazine, the date and the page where a picures was published.
Illustration Index: the BEST source for pictures of people, places, and things. Valley Reference (2nd floor) N 7525 .V3
National Geographic Index Valley, 6th floor G1 .N2
Index of photographs in National Geographic.
If you know the date of your event, find a newspaper or magzine from that date and read about it. The magazines should have good photos as well.
To find articles written later, try:
Curationist Free online resource that brings together arts and culture communities to find, share, collaborate, and reimagine cultural narratives.
Web Gallery of Art Virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 12th to mid-19th centuries.
Art Images for College Teaching. Art and architectural works in the public domain
NY Public Library Digital Gallery NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections.
Museums with large collections of digitized images: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Metropolitan Museum of Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Louvre (Paris), Atlas Gallery (London) , Tate (London).
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