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Web Searching, Sleuthing and Sifting

Lesson 5a: 
Locating Images: Photos, Pictures & Graphics -- Quick Reference  


Searching for images can be difficult because you must rely on how people describe them -- that is, searching for images means searching for the terms that describe them. For more information, see Photos and Pictures (Searching for special formats). 

Searching by file extension or html attributes

  • Altavista

  • (http://www.altavista.com) 
     
  • Hotbot

  • (http://www.hotbot.com) 
     
  • Lycos

  • (http://www.lycos.com) 
     
  • WebSEEk

  • (http://disney.ctr.columbia.edu/webseek)

Specialized Search Tools

Image Banks

  • American Memory -- Library of Congress

  • (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/phcoll.new.html) 
    Photographs, Prints & Drawings searchable by keyword. 
     
  • Art Imagebase

  • (http://www.thinker.org/imagebase/index.html) 
     
  • Art Images for College Teaching

  • (http://www.mcad.edu/AICT/AICT.html) 
    "AICT is a royalty-free image exchange resource for the educational community." Features images organized by time periods (Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, 18th-20th centuries and Non-Western. 
     
  • Art Image Browser: Home Page

  • (http://www.si.umich.edu/Art_History/) 
    A collection of images of art, architectural and museum objects from the University of Michigan History of Art Department, the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, the University of Michigan Museum of Art and Chicano Murals located in Los Angeles. 
     
  • ARTHUR

  • (http://www.ahip.getty.edu/arthur/) 
     
  • ArtServe -- The Australian National University

  • (http://rubens.anu.edu.au/index2.html) 
    Art history database consisting of nearly 80 000 images of art and architecture. 
     
  • Images from the History of Medicine

  • (http://wwwihm.nlm.nih.gov/)

Art Resources/Museums

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 Last updated: April 2, 1999 
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