Finding Images – Recommended Sources for Digital Images on the Web

Rule of thumb for digital images for projection – minimum size of a CLEAR image is 1024 x 768 pixels (ppi) for XGA display mode projectors, 1280 x 1024 for SXGA – PAY ATTENTION TO SIZE ON WEB!

 

Bucknell-Only Access: BAIRD (Bucknell Art Image Reference Database) –

Must be searching from a campus location to access this resource; click on each image for larger size(s)
Visual Resource Center (choose “Search the Image Database”)

For assistance, contact Amy Golder-Cooper in the Art Department Visual Resource Center.

 

 

Bertrand Library subscribes to ARTstor, an image subscription service. 

From www.artstor.org, register using your Bucknell email address (must be from a campus location to download images). 
From here you can save groups of images or download images to use in a PowerPoint presentation.  For assistance, contact the Bertrand Library Reference Desk.

 

 

Bertrand Library Image Collection, via Fedora Database
(wider access to some collections available on-site at the Bertrand Library – see Library ASK Desk for assistance)
Humanities Collection contains sampling from all genres; go to:
Library and Information Technology site, Library, under Collections list,
Digital Projects and Collections

 

 

 

Web Gallery of Art –

Mostly Renaissance through Rococo
http://www.wga.hu/index1.html

 

 

 

Artcyclopedia

Find works of art by Artist, Title or Museum/Repository
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/

 

 

 

American Memory – Photography Project of the American Government, mostly Depression-era
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/

Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/

Artchive – Works of Art Mostly from Museum Sites, searchable by artist or title
http://www.artchive.com/

Library of University of California Images
http://vrc.ucr.edu/luci/index.html

Art History Resources on the Web (Sweet Briar College)
http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html

Mother of All Art & Art History Links Page
(another image site finding aid)
http://www.art-design.umich.edu/mother/

Art Resource (fine art stock photo archive for publication)
http://www.artres.com/

Museums and the Online Archive of
California
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/

ArtServe (Australian National University)
http://rubens.anu.edu.au/

National Gallery of Art
http://www.nga.gov

Cities/Buildings Database (University of
Washington)
http://www.washington.edu/ark2/

New York Public Library Picture Collection
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/
index.cfm

Digital Archive of Architecture (Boston College)
http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/
arch/default.html

PhotoGraphic Libraries -
Finding Aid for photographs
http://www.photographiclibraries.com/

 

Digital Imaging Project (Bluffton College)
http://www.bluffton.edu/%7Esullivanm/index/index.html

Smithsonian Institution
http://www.si.edu/

Google (Select Images Tab)  (Keep in mind optimal size and quality of images if needed for projection)
http://www.google.com/

Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) – includes project, Photographic Portraits of American Artists:

http://sirismm.si.edu/siris/julquickstart.htm

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco ImageBase
http://deyoung.famsf.org/search-collections

STOA, scholars’ consortium of images of the classical world, free use for educational purposes
http://www.stoa.org/

 

Foto Marburg/Bildarchiv der Kunst und
Architektur
http://www.bildindex.de/

World Art Kiosk (California State University)
http://worldart.sjsu.edu/

Plus most museums now have searchable collections with larger digital images on their own web sites

 

BU VRC 9/29/11 - Based on list assembled by Maureen Burns, UC Irvine