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Visual Resources, Arts Library: Visual Resources

About this guide



 

 


        Use this research guide to: 
  • Find high-quality digital images for educational use
  • Learn about digital image databases and visual resources available through the University Libraries and the internet

Image Databases

Artstor
Over one million high-quality images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. See the Using Artstor guide and Instructor's Guide to Artstor for helpful tips.  




AP Images
Regional, state, national and international news photographs and historical images.





Bridgeman Education
Over 800,000 digital images of art, history, and culture from global museums, galleries, private collections and contemporary artists all copyright cleared for educational use. See Bridgeman's user manual for search tips.



CAMIO
Images of works of art from around the world.





Credo Reference Image Search
Drag and drop images from the database to your desktop to use in a paper or presentation.





Image Collection, CMU Libraries
A growing collection of high-quality digital images selected by and for Carnegie Mellon users, with primary focus on art and architecture.




Swiss Poster Collection
Graphic design excellence collected between 1970 and 2010 by designer and typographer Ruedi Ruegg; donated to CMU.

 

More Image Resources

Contribute to the Image Collection
Carnegie Mellon University users can recommend digital images to include in the Image Collection for classroom teaching, Contact the Arts Resources Specialist for more details.


Browse Digital Image Collections
A comprehensive list of digital collections to browse for images.

Working from off campus?

Access to some resources may require authentication through the EZProxy service by entering your Andrew ID and password.

Any problems accessing electronic materials should be reported to: 
ul-ezproxy-support@andrew.cmu.edu

More about Off-Campus/ Wireless access

Tools to create visuals

Canva
Free design tool to create graphics, presentations, and more. iPad app available.

Infogr.am
Create charts and infographics with this data visualization tool​

Photovisi
Photo collage maker

Artstor Blog

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Google Images




 

  

Use Google Images for quick reference or as a starting point.
Tip: Use Advanced Image Search to find images labeled for reuse.

Image Databases always offer high quality images and metadata. 

Contact Me

Maranda Reilly
Arts Resources Specialist
Hunt Library, 4th Floor
412-268-1407
mreilly@andrew.cmu.edu

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Artwork of the Day

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