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Finding Images: Art, Graphic Design: Overview


ARTstor provides access to over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities and sciences.


The Archivision Digital Research Library is comprised of 60,000 images of architecture, archaeological sites, gardens, parks and works of art with broad appeal for teaching and scholarship in the humanities. 

The Archivision Library spans the globe and all time periods, with a mix of historic and contemporary material.  


Magazine Archives

Women's Wear Daily

WWD Archive gives cover to cover, full text of content, of "the fashion bible" from the first issue of 1910 to the present. WWD covers news of the international fashion industry including major designers, images and image credits, day to day news, social trends, social commentary, brands, retailers, advertisers, illustrations, and industry information such as sales and textile production costs.

Vogue Archive

Vogue Archive provides the complete run of U.S. Vogue from 1892 to the current month. Content includes feature articles, editorials, covers, advertisements, and, with precise indexing that includes company and brand names, specific items of dress, and contributors of images.

News wire services images

Factiva, Full text coverage of newspapers, trade publications, and business publications including the Wall Street Journal.

To search for images, go to Subject > Content Type. Then scroll down to Images. Click the blue arrow. The code " ns=nimage" will appear in the Search Form at the top of the page. Type other search terms in the Search Form as needed.

Click here for additional newspapers.

On the Web

Finding images on the web, A tutorial prepared at Boston Univ. that provides an excellent introduction for image searching.

Image copyright

Copyright Basics Oklahoma State Library guide to copyright.

Copyright Crash Course Prepared by Georgia K. Harper, the Scholarly Communications Advisor for the University of Texas at Austin Library, this site provides basic information on protecting your own work as well as rules for using other's intellectual efforts.