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Journals/Magazines

Academic OneFile Restricted Resource openURL Resource contains images Resource contains audio Some full text available
Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals and reference sources. Coverage includes the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Also includes transcripts and audio from all National Public Radio programs. Available in both PDF and HTML full-text; updated daily. Coverage is from 1980-present.
Academic Search Premier Restricted Resource openURL Resource contains images Resource contains audio Some full text available
Multi-disciplinary database which includes a large collection of peer-reviewed journals in many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, ethnic & multicultural studies, law, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.  Coverage varies, but begins in the 1990s for most journals.
Art Full Text Restricted Resource openURL Resource contains audio Some full text available
Indexes and offers full text for journals in the fields of art history, architecture, craft, design, landscape architecture, museology, photography and video. Covers both western and non-western art. Three hundred seventy-seven publications are indexed back to 1984, with full text provided to one hundred eleven journals back to 1997. Its companion database, Art Index Retrospective, indexes back to 1929.
JURN Directory
Similar to Google Scholar with a focus on arts & humanities. Try a string of keywords such as 'Sally Mann' or 'digital photography' for results.
Art Index Retrospective Restricted Resource openURL
Citations for articles, reviews and art reproductions in key international arts periodicals covering all aspects of art and art history including related disciplines of architecture, archaeology, design, film, museology and photography. Covers 1929- 1984. For 1984 to the present, search the Bibliography of the History of Art and Art Full Text.
Project Muse Restricted Resource openURL Some full text available
Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 600+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.
Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)
Covers European and American art from late antiquity to the present. It indexes and abstracts books, conference proceedings and dissertations, exhibition and dealer's catalogs, and articles from more than 2,500 periodicals.  1973 - present
*Please note that BHA has moved from the CSA platform to the Getty Research Institute.

ProQuest Research Library Restricted Resource openURL Some full text available
From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library™ provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 5,060 titles—over 3,600 in full text—from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
note: Also includes ProQuest Education, Health Management, Psychology, and Social Science journals, as well as ebrary ebooks.

Web Sites

Intute: Arts & Humanities
A gateway to selected, annotated resources in the Humanities, including English and American literature, art, and photography.
Researcher's Toolbox (Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division) Resource contains images Some full text available
Website provides information and methods for exploring image history, processes, content, and meaning.  Includes a VIsual Literacy exercise and information on dating photographs based on clothing and portraiture styles.

Magnum Photos
Contemporary photos from around the world from photo journalist, commercial and artistic photographers.
FLICKR (Library of Congress Project)
About 3,000 photographs (in color and black and white) and posters from governmental sources such as the Library of Congress, the FBI, National Archives and Department of Defense. Includes portraits of politicians, celebrities, protests, demonstrations, and news shots from around the world. No known copyright exists for the photos included within the collection
American Memory: Photos and Prints
An historical collection of images reflecting the life in the United States
American museum of photography
Over 5,000 images arranged in historical and cultural contexts
George Eastman House: International Museum of Photography and Film
Provides links to a variety of photographic collections held at the George Eastman House
Center for the Study of the Public Domain
Duke Law site devoted to promoting global understanding of public domain issues. Includes the graphic novel Bound by Law that explores a filmmaker's exploration of copyright for a documentary film.

Almanacs & Yearbooks

Image Permanence Institute Photography Timeline Resource contains images
Timeline includes examples of images created using a variety of photographic processes.

Photomuse Resource contains images
A timeline of photography from 1830  to 2006.

Biographical Information

Oxford Art Online Restricted Resource Resource contains images Some full text available
Visual arts and images from prehistoric times to the present. Search by styles and cultures, time period, and geographic region. Some links to color images and supplemented by searchable color images from the Bridgeman Art Library. Includes Grove Art Online.
note: Access is limited to three simlutaneous users.
Contemporary Photographers
Print Location: Acquisitions Some full text available
The 1998 (3rd ed.) is available via Biography Resources Center. Provides brief background information on contemporary photographers. Short bibliographies about photographers are provided at the end of each entry.
note: See Biography Resource Center online for current information.

Blogs

art 21: Blog
Companion blog to the PBS series.  Art21 was founded in 1997 with the mission to increase knowledge of contemporary art, ignite discussion, and inspire creative thinking by using diverse media to present contemporary artists at work and in their own words.
Eyebeam Art and Technology Blog
Find current articles on both technology and art and the intersections between them.

Dictionaries

Oxford Art Online Restricted Resource Resource contains images Some full text available
Visual arts and images from prehistoric times to the present. Search by styles and cultures, time period, and geographic region. Some links to color images and supplemented by searchable color images from the Bridgeman Art Library. Includes Grove Art Online.
note: Access is limited to three simlutaneous users.
Oxford Art Online Restricted Resource Resource contains images Some full text available
Covers every aspect of the visual arts from prehistoric times to the present. Search by styles and cultures, time period, and geographic region. Includes access to the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Also provides access to 5,000 images through partnerships with organizations such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Art Resource, and international galleries and individual artists. Search for images and biographies - images are also accessible through links embedded within articles, or by clicking a tab at the top of articles entitled Images.
note: Access is limited to three simlutaneous users. 
Dictionary of contemporary photography
Print Location: REF TR9 .M39 1999
Basic definitions and biographical information about photography

Directories

Photographer's market
Print Location: REF TR12 .P5
Directory of business and organizations related to photography.

E-books

ebrary Restricted Resource Resource contains images Some full text available
Over 109,000 full-text ebooks on business & economics, education, technology, humanities, life & physical sciences, law & politics, medicine, social & behavioral sciences, language & literature, and career guidance. Approximately 300 ebooks are single-user access titles; all other ebooks support multiple-user simultaneous use.

Encyclopedias

Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford Reference Online) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Presents articles on photography as a social and artistic practice, in addition to biographical entries, both on photographers and on others who have influenced photographic culture from the 19th century to the present.

Images

America's First Look Into the Camera Resource contains images
From the Library of Congress American Memory project - a collection of daguerreotypes taken from 1838-1864 - includes portraits and architectural views.

Art Museum Image Gallery Restricted Resource Resource contains images

Art Museum Image Gallery draws on the collections of museums around the world. The images cover a broad range of time and place, with entries from 3000 B.C. to the present day, and art from the cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, including Native American and Meso-American peoples.


Center for Creative Photography
An archive and research center located on the University of Arizona campus. It retains the archives of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Garry Winogrand, Harry Callahan, and other great twentieth-century photographers.

Early photography 1839-1860 : the Rijksmuseum, the Leiden Print Room and other Dutch public collections Resource contains images
Online catalog of early photographs - covers a wide range of subjects, places, techniques and forms. The collections include portraits, city views and landscapes from the Netherlands, France, England, Germany and the United States. Techniques represented range from daguerreotypes to salted paper prints, glass negatives, paper negatives and photolithographs.

Life Magazine Photo Archives (powered by Google) Resource contains images
Search LIFE Magazine images by keyword, browse by decade, or explore featured events, people, or places, from the 1860s - 1900s.  Names of photographers and the dates that photos were taken are identified.
New York State Digital Collections: Images

This collection contains images of primary source materials held by New York's State Archives, State Library, and State Museum. Through the collection, you can access photographs, textual materials, artifacts, government documents, manuscripts, and other materials. Includes digital images of paintings, photographs and documents from the:


SIRIS Image Gallery (Smithsonian) Resource contains images
The Image Gallery includes over 266,300 electronic images from several archival repositories and museums at the Smithsonian.

VADS Resource contains images
Online Resource for the Visual Arts. The Visual Arts Data Service holds over free 100,000 images for educational use.
FLICKR (Library of Congress Project)
About 3,000 photographs (in color and black and white) and posters from governmental sources such as the Library of Congress, the FBI, National Archives and Department of Defense. Includes portraits of politicians, celebrities, protests, demonstrations, and news shots from around the world. No known copyright exists for the photos included within the collection
AP Images Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains audio
A database of over 160 years of history as witnessed by The Associated Press. Photos: more than 3.6 million photographs from 1825 to today, with about 3,000 new photos added every day.  Graphics: more than one hundred thousand graphics, including maps, timelines, logos and graphs.  Audio: over 4,500 hours of audio clips from the 1920s forward.  Links to hourly newscasts on the home page under the audio tab.

Note: This database may be used for educational purposes only. Images may not be posted on the Web or otherwise made available electronically to anyone outside the Ithaca College community. These images may not be republished or distributed in newspapers, newsletters, magazines, brochures, catalogs, yearbooks, calendars, posters, or similar materials.
Creative Commons
Artistic creators can assign works a CC license that explicitly grants degrees of permission for usage of personal works. The site includes images, audio, video, text and even lesson plans.
Image Gallery, National Agricultural Library
Contains paintings and photographs of flora and fauna, natural phenomena, government posters, and scenes from American life. This collection spans 18th to 20th centuries.
Digital Schomburg
Digital collection documenting the African American and African Diaspora experience. Includes 19th century photographs, material on Afro-Cuban culture, and the African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
ARTstor Restricted Resource Resource contains images Some full text available
Database of more than 1,000,000 digital images representing visual and material culture across cultures and time periods. Documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture. ARTstor tools enable the ability to save groups of images online for personal and classroom use. IC's Visual Resources Collection (VRC) of over 20,000 images is now available. Look for the Ithaca College-Visual Resouces Collection link in the lower middle section of the page.

Collect Britain Resource contains images Resource contains audio Some full text available

Links to over 100,000 images and sounds selected from the British Library collections. Resources included: maps, books, topographical drawings, stamps, photographs,newspapers, music and sound clips which illustrate regional accents and dialects, as well as wildlife recordings. Includes the Penny Illustrated Paper (1861-1913).


Early Visual Media Resource contains images
by Thomas Weynants, independent scholar. A Pictorial Media Archeology covering pre-cinema, photography, early film, and television.
Ingenious (UK) Some full text available
Cultural exchange of images, debates and documents. Includes images from the collections of the Science Museum, National Railway Museum, and the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (UK)
Pictorial Americana Resource contains images
Offers pictorial material on various phases of American life and history. Images are intended for educational use, but their inclusion within this collection does not imply that they are public domain.
Picturing America
Provides representative visual examples from United States history. This searchable image database contains art, architecture, artifacts, crafts, drawing, photography and sculpture.
Reanimation Library Image Collection
Images (photos, drawings, illustrations, etc.) collected from outdated instructional books and manuals. Useful for historic look at graphics, or pop culture kitsch.
Smithsonian Photography Initiative
This searchable database permits flexible, noncommercial use of their photos. For details, please read the restrictions at: http://www.si.edu/copyright/ The database has "13 million images in some seven hundred collections throughout our museums and research centers. The collections are organized by museum and discipline. "
Wellcome Collection Resource contains images
Over 40,000 high quality images in both color & black and white covering "2000 years of human culture". Images on this site are freely available for download for personal, academic teaching or study use, under one of two Creative Commons licences.

Organizations

Center for the Study of the Public Domain
Duke Law site devoted to promoting global understanding of public domain issues. Includes the graphic novel Bound by Law that explores a filmmaker's exploration of copyright for a documentary film.

Time and Date

Image Permanence Institute Photography Timeline Resource contains images
Timeline includes examples of images created using a variety of photographic processes.

Contact Us

Picture: Jennifer Strickland
Fine Arts Librarian
(607) 274-1199

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