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EXPERT TIP: there's way better image sources than Google Images

  • ARTstor
    Hundreds of image collection--much more than art--in a single searchable index. Includes photography, picture collections from Black Studies and Women's Studies, Advertising, news photography and material culture.
  • Duke Digital Collection
    Images of objects/documents owned by Duke's Rubenstein Special Collections Library.
  • AP Photo Archive
    The news photos from the Associate Press, both historic and current. Great for any social science, humanities or news topic.
  • JSTOR Image search
    Regular JSTOR but limited to image search. Photos in JSTOR backrun journals tend to be unique (details, author photos, etc) not found in other image databases.
  • Index to Christian Art
    Medieval art image index--NOT JUST CHRISTIAN ART (the title is a traditional one). Images or citations to where images can be located in books. From Princeton University.
  • Bridgeman Archives
    Image archives associated with Oxford Art Online, but searchable separstely. Broad coverage, mostly art historical examples.

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