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Finding Art Images : Library Databases

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Find images in online books

Collections of online books are excellent sources for illustration images.  Historical book collections provide primary source evidence of the imagery of the time.  Selected e-book collections include the following:

Find images in online newspapers

Although image reproduction quality in newspapers is often poorer than that found in journals, newspapers can still be useful sources for visual culture researchers.  The following ProQuest historical newspaper databases allow you to search for document types such as: comics, display ads, editorial cartoons, and photos-standalone.  The Gale Illustrated London News database allows limits for advertising and illustration type, as well as a limit to color illustrations.