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Visual Arts: Image and Video Databases

This is a Houston Cole Library guide to support the art and graphic design research needs of JSU students and professors.

Digital Image Collections

  • Duke University Library: Ad*Access
    This freely available resource through the Duke University Libraries’ Digital Collections contains images from over 7,000 American and Canadian advertisements from newspapers and magazines which were printed between 1911 and 1955. The advertisements are divided between five subjects: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II.
  • New York Public Library Digital Gallery
  • VADS
    This is primarily a design website, based in the United Kingdom.
  • Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
    This is a collection by Yale University that covers a wide range of images from illuminated manuscripts to early American photographs.
  • Google Art Project
    Made possible with the technology of Google streetview, Art Project allows users to take virtual tours of various museums.

Kanopy Streaming Video

Films on Demand: Art & Architecture

EBSCO's Image Collection

Fine Arts Librarian

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