Art Databases

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Art & Architecture Complete

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Indexes a large number of art and architecture related journals, books and images.

Access: ASU Only

Image Databases


Google Images

An image only search engine from the powerful search company. Includes options to narrow your search by color, size, subject, and more. 

Access: Everybody


Flickr

A hosting site for billions of uploaded images, with a user friendly search option. For images of the San Luis Valley and Adams State, see the Nielsen Library's Flickr account or browse the A-Z List of Topics.

Access: Everybody


Wikimedia Commons

Free media files arranged in a Wikipedia like style.

Access: Everybody


University of Michigan Museum Directory

A comprehensive directory of museum websites from all over the world.

Access: Everybody


Luna Commons

Searches a number of digital image collections produced by Universities and art institutions.

Access: Everybody


VADS

A comprehensive database from the United Kingdom that includes images from many well-known institutions such as the Royal College of Art, Imperial War Museum, and London College of Fashion.

Access: Everybody


Google Art Project

Search select collections and high resolution images from some of the world's most famous galleries. 

Access: Everybody


Getty Images

A large collection of high quality stock photos. Downloads require a purchase; but searching and viewing is free. 

Access: Everybody


Getty Search Gateway

Offers access to Getty's large collection of museum and archival materials.

Access: Everybody


Corbis

Corbis Offers over a million licensed photos, with a nice search interface

Access: Everybody

Databases for all subjects


Academic Search Complete

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A collection of journals covering all academic disciplines, with full text provided for over 4,600 titles.

Access: ASU Only


Google Scholar

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A public search engine specially designed to find academic research.

Access: Everybody


ebrary: Electronic Books

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Online access to a variety of academic and popular books. 

Access: ASU Only