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Student Research Guide

If you are working on a project or paper, this guide will introduce you to the essential tools and resources for any assignment.


Mom, Janet Fish, 1990.  ARTstor Digital Collection

Open Access Image Collections

The image collections listed below may be used for personal and educational purposes.  PLEASE NOTE:  if you’re not sure whether you can legally use an image, speak to your professor or ask for the permission of the image copyright holder.

Flickr: The Commons was launched on January 16 2008 and was released in partnership with The Library of Congress. The program 's two main objectives are to increase access to publicly-held photography collections and to provide a way for the general public to contribute information and knowledge.

Wikimedia Commons is a database of 22,479,475 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.

New York Public Library Digital Gallery is The New York Public Library's image database, "developed to provide free and open online access to hundreds of thousands of images from the original and rare holdings of The Library. The collection includes drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, and rare illustrated books."---NYPL website

Art Collections Online: Museums and Digital Archives

Yoko Ono, John Lennon and Andy Warhol, 1971 June 5 / David Bourdon, photographer. David Bourdon papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.