Includes an Image Gallery, a growing survey of major works of art, as well as specialized image collections such as The Illustrated Bartsch and the Digital Design Collection from the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Architecture and Design.
Types of material covered: Images of paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts from around the world.
Dates covered: Art from all eras.
Technical tip: ARTstor works best with the Safari browser.
Includes more than 250,000 images of classical art from the Beazley Archive at Oxford University. Greek Pottery makes up the largest part of the collection--about 200,00 images. Also included are more than 10,000 images of Greek and Roman Sculpture.
Provides access to scanned images of original Dada-era publications in the International Dada Archive. These books, pamphlets, and periodicals are housed in the Special Collections Department of The University of Iowa Libraries. Each original document has been scanned in its entirety.
Types of material covered: Full text and images.
Dates covered: Pre-1929.
Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.
Technical tip: These are page-image files only, not searchable full-text files.
This portal allows users to search freely accessible digital surrogates of works held by libraries, museums, and archives across the country. Contributors include the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives, the Yale Center for British Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Walters Art Gallery, the New York Public Library and others.
Types of material covered: Images, books, and other digitized sources
Online digital collection of fire insurance maps, real estate atlases, and other historical maps. Publishers include Sanborn, Perris, Hexamer, Whipple, Baist, Bromley, and Hopkins. Subscription provides access to the entire state of Illinois and includes full-color download capability.
Types of material covered: Fire insurance maps, real estate atlases, plat books, and other historical maps.
Provides access to a digital library of French culture maintained by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. It contains numerous digitized texts and manuscripts, images, maps, animation, as well as sound files of publications in history, literature, science, philosophy, law, economics, and political science.
Types of material covered: Full text, images, sound and other digital content.
This digital resource from the Metropolitan Museum of Art combines essays and images of artworks within a chronology, providing multiple access points for learning about artworks in the museum's collection.
Types of material covered: Essays and images of artworks
Includes over a million book illustrations from the British Library in the areas of literature, history, geography, and philosophy.Illustration types include etchings, wood engravings, lithography and photography.
Provides access to The Grove Dictionary of Art and The Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Comprehensive art encyclopedia that includes extensive artists' biographies. Contains over 200,000 articles and 15,000 images.
Types of material covered: Encyclopedic coverage of all aspects of fine and applied arts and architecture. Also included are biographies, images, and dictionary entries.
Dates covered: All eras
Technical tip: When emailing an article from Oxford Art Online, first save it as a pdf on your desktop and then attach the pdf to your email.
Pharos is an an international consortium of fourteen European and North American art historical photo archives that have contributed to a digital research platform allowing for comprehensive consolidated access to photo archive images and their associated scholarly documentation. You can search by keyword or by reverse image search, or browse by institution.
Types of material covered: photographs of artworks
Dates covered: artworks covered range from ancient art to 19th-century works
Various searchable digital image and text collections, including:
1. Electronic surrogates of selected original archival materials from Ryerson & Burnham archival collections. Such materials may include photographs, slides, architectural drawings and prints, correspondence, printed papers and other materials.
2. Ryerson & Burnham archival finding aids, which are text resources that describe the holdings of our archival collections along with related biographical, administrative and access information. Finding Aids Collection
3. Digital editions of other architectural image and text resources from the collections of the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries.
Given the breadth of collections in this digital archive, you may wish to limit your searches to either image or text collections.