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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
Over two 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. You can also now search Artstor on JSTOR
Regional, state, national and international news photographs and historical images.
Over two million 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.
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.
Information on Visual Resources and Digital Image Use
More Image Resources
Contribute to the Image Collection
Recommend digital images to add to the Image Collection for classroom teaching. Contact us for more details.
Browse Digital Image Collections
A comprehensive list of digital collections to browse for images.
Tools to create visuals
Free design tool to create graphics, presentations, and more. iPad app available.
Create charts and infographics with this data visualization tool
Photo collage maker
Artstor Digital Library
Artstor now discoverable on JSTOR
- As of June 2021, 95% of collections are available
- Artstor Digital Library will be supported at least through 2021-2022 academic year
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Teaching Remotely with Artstor
You must register for an account in order to use many of Artstor’s features, such as downloading images, curating groups of images, and downloading groups of images to PowerPoint. See above Using Artstor guide for more details.