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We will look at finding images through the licensed database Artstor and the freely available search tool Google Images. The most direct and efficient way to search for images is to use a database.
Artstor is the main image database at Brown and at many other institutions. It is a collection of over 2.5 million images covering art, architecture, and related materials from all over the world and spanning all time periods.
Artstor images are:
Artstor also has a "Public Collections" section that is freely available to anyone in the world. These are mostly images that have been uploaded by libraries and schools from their own collections.
It is important to be aware that images have rights attached to them, and you should always look for works that can be properly attributed and cited. By using Artstor, you will know that the licensing for these images has already been taken care of.
It can be overwhelming to search for a specific image in Google Images. It is also difficult to know whether the people who have posted the images actually have the right to do so. Using the "Advanced Search" feature can help tremendously in finding high quality, free-to-use images.
The "Advanced Search" interface can be found at this URL:
Don’t forget that images must be cited, just like textual works. Resources to help you do this can be found on the following guides:
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