Image Collections

These are databases of images related by subject, theme, location (museum, gallery), etc. Most imagebases let you search using keywords and also let you browse subject lists. They generally provide high quality images and descriptive texts.   Individual web image collections are grouped by categories listed on the right hand side of the screen.

How to find them

  • Search Engines
  • Professional Literature
  • List-servs
  • Library Guides

Art History Research Guide (Boston University)

Boston and Its Neighborhoods: Images (Boston University)

Directories: General

WWW Virtual Library


Current Awareness Services

Scout ReportCreate an account (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

IPL2 (Internet Public Library)

Metasites: Images

Digital Librarian: Images
(Margaret Vail Anderson)

IPL2 (Internet Public Library; search images and subject)

TASI: Technical Advisory Service for Images: Image Sites (Institute for Learning and Research Technology, University of Bristol, UK)

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