One of the best ways to navigate the UA Libraries’ resources is to use this libguide, created by our department liaison and Research & Instructional Services Librarian, Katherine Arndt: guides.lib.ua.edu/art .
Several image databases are available through Gorgas Library’s Electronic Databases Page. On the page, from the scrolling menu on the left, select ‘Art (History and Studio)‘, then click on ‘Find Databases.’ There you will find, in alpha-order, links to ARTstor, CAMIO, and others. From an on-campus computer, you may go directly to the sites:
At ARTstor, log in to collect and save images to your own folders.
I just went to the ARTStor training and I’m totally geeking out. It’s amazing. You can download WAY high res., Pollock images, for example, and actually SEE the dimensionality of the paint and the weave of the canvas behind the paint. AWESOME!! — anonymous but very enthusiastic art history professor
Find more digital collections on campus at W. S. Hoole Special Collections. Watch this video for an overview of their holdings and check out their blog: Cool@Hoole. The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection is one of the largest in the world for American and particularly Southern history.
FIND DIGITAL IMAGES ON THE INTERNET
- Artcyclopedia http://www.artcyclopedia.com
- Luna Commons from Luna Insight, Inc.: http://www.lunacommons.org/
“…hundreds of thousands of images made available from reputable sources for educational and public use.”
- Web Gallery of Art – a searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 11th to mid-19th centuries.
- Wikimedia commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
“a database of 5,119,761 freely usable media files…” See also the limited section, Quality Images: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Quality_images
- Google Images: http://images.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi
Email Rachel Dobson, the visual resources curator, for more help finding images.
DEPARTMENT MEMBERS: Access our digital collections on the A&S Share Server from a department computer:
PC path: My computer\S:\ART\Slide Room\Digital Images\
Mac path (in Finder: Go>Connect to Server): asfs/Share/ART/Slide Room/Digital Images/