While the name might imply that this service is only useful for art, it has broad applications for any discipline which relies on images for research and teaching. Researchers will be able to upload their personal digital image collections to create databases that will allow them to organize and retrieve images and to add personal research notes. Instructors will be able to upload their personal image collections for lectures and to utilize various pedagogical tools for displaying and presenting images. The tool also has a password-protection feature so that access to images can be limited to different groups of researchers or students.
This is one of the first significant digital collections developed at Loyola Marymount University and released in early 2009. Contains a search engine for the collection. Rights for copying can be obtained.
UC Digital Special Collections maintains this page of 19 collections comprising over 30,100 images, as part of the UC Shared Images program. Consult the collection list for access to the collections through Luna Imaging, Inc. Most of the collections are open to the public.
The Hartill collection contains 16,660 images of art and architecture (strong in architecture and architectural decoration, especially Medieval) covering the history of the Western world from antiquity through contemporary.
This is an educational tool. It features images of the uprisings of the 1960s and is free for anyone with internet access. Contains >1000 images, including
• Images of peace protests,
• Images of farm worker strikes,
• Images of civil rights activists,
• images of ordinary life in the USSR in 1961,
• images of the devastation of clear cutting in western forests
• images of a time when filling the San Francisco Bay was legal
• and images of the impact of mining on the environment and on the people who do the work.
There are things to buy on the website also for those who are interested: Videos to stream, books and eBooks, and DVDs. But you don't need to buy anything to explore the archive of images. The information and links below will take you to the photo galleries on any subject you are interested in.
Provides free and open access to over 700,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more including images to support science, technology and medicine.
Imagebase is a collection of 13,000+ high quality illustrations and animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology, histology, and other health science topics.
Visual Literacy is increasingly important. Finding appropriate images, citing them accurately and noting copyright and attribution can be complex. These resources and others found on the Visual Literacy Subject Guide will assist you in these efforts.
The American Memory Historical Collections are multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Library of Congress' Americana collections, including a rich archive of images and text on U.S. u
In conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, this museum promotes the work of the CDC in a visual way with physical and virtual exhibits. Current exhibitions are noted at http://www.cdc.gov/museum/exhibitions_changing.htm and an exhibition on health disparities, linking public health histories with social justice issues is being planned for later in 2013.
The National Institutes of Health have many photo archives that describe and define the research and collections contained there. This source makes visual histories of disease and treatment available to all users.