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Research Toolkit workshops are designed to address the most common challenges students face in doing college-level research, including navigating databases, locating relevant sources, and making sense of information once it is found.
The Archives of American Art is the world’s preeminent and most widely used research center dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary sources that document the history of the visual arts in America.
How to cite archival sources from Purdue University Libraries
You may use these images for in-class presentations, but if your presentation or paper will be posted to the internet or published in some other way, then you must get the image creator's permission to use the image.
Always cite images as you would any other resource. See our guide for Citing your Sources or ask your librarian if you need help.
A digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Includes a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and teaching.
Famous Art Museum Image Collections
Search collection catalogs or browse digital exhibits. Images from these collections usually require a use-license. Each of these links goes to the institutional collection.
The collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum comprises Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art from the Neolithic to Late Antiquity; European art from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century; and international photography from its inception to the present day.
Committed to showcasing a multitude of art histories, LACMA exhibits and interprets works of art from new and unexpected points of view that are informed by the region’s rich cultural heritage and diverse population.
The Web Gallery of Art is a searchable database of European fine arts and architecture (3rd-19th centuries). The gallery provides artist biographies, commentaries, guided tours, period music, catalogues, free postcards and mobile services.