There are many possible sources of images. For example:
The Library has purchased access to hundreds of thousands of images while many more are freely accessible. There are also companies which sell images.
Looking for images of body parts? Try searching the Library Catalogue - for example: "human figure in art"
You can also browse the collection using the numbers in brackets
You can also look for images in the other places featured on this page, such as Wellcome Images.
Violet Teague 1933, 'Flinders Ranges', watercolour on paper, 13.2cm x 18.3cm
The Library subscribes to several databases which feature images. Select one of the tabs above to view some examples or go to our list of databases relevant for Art Images
Access ARTstor - provides access to over one million high resolution images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Images are relevant to a variety of areas including visual art, architecture, fashion and costume, architecture and design.
Search by title/creator (e.g. artist/architect) or browse by geography, classification (e.g. Prints) and year. Unfortunately you can't search by topic (e.g. face, street). For example:
Features include the ability to zoom in to detail, download images into PowerPoint presentations and export citation data to bibliographic management software such as EndNote. Register for a free account to save images for later use and create image groups. More about ARTstor
To access EBSCOhost Image Collection:
Oxford Art Online offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today.
Use the search box on the home page to enter keywords. You can then refine your results to Format: Image
See the Tools and Resources section for links to:
Search a collection of over five billion photographs on this photo sharing site.
Contributors range from individuals to cultural institutions and government organisations such as NASA. Video content is also available.
A significant number of images, such as this one, are available under Creative Commons licenses.
Flickr Advanced Search allows you to refine your search by applying a number of limits. This includes the option to restrict your results to Creative Commons-licensed content.
Browse functionality available from the home page allows exploration by diverse categories such as location, manufacturer, religion and shape.
Browse: Topic> Nature> Weather> Weather by country> Weather of Australia> Australian tropical cyclones> Australian region tropical cyclone seasons> 2010-11 Australian region cyclone season> Tropical Cyclone Yasi (2011)