Finding Images

Learn the best methods to identify and utilize images in many fields of study

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Edgar Allen Poe Digital ID: TH-44194. New York Public Library

William Oberhardt, Edgar Allen Poe, from the Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file, courtesy of the NYPL Digital Library.

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Images from these databases may be used for papers and class presentations, but use is expressly limited to educational activities.

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Among the art-specific databases, Art Full Text and Art Index Retrospective both index artwork illustrations that appear in journals.

To find illustrations via these databases, follow these steps:

  • Go to Art Full Text or Art Index Retrospective (you may search them simultaneously if click on "Open databases" when you're in one of them, then check-mark them both)
  • Enter a subject or other search term on one line
  • Enter the phrase art reproduction and select document type from the drop-down box

The results will include bibliographic citations for artwork illustrations that appear in scholarly journal articles; you may then use FIND IT to locate the appropriate portion of the journal.

For more general tips on finding images in journal articles, see the In Articles portion of this guide.


Art and Art History



Near-Eastern Studies