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Picture Research Sources & Strategies

About this Guide

This guide is intended to help researchers find and use images online, in print publications, and in Smith's unique special collections. It covers tools to find images such as indexes, catalogs, and Internet search engines, and provides extensive listings of image sources. These sources include historical and contemporary news media, editorial and advertising illustration, works of art, archival documents, and many other visual materials.

What's in this Guide

People, Places, Things & Events

  • Digital Images
    Photo agencies and other commercial sources, public collections
  • News & Historical Photos
    News photo and footage databases, full-text historical newspapers and periodicals, Smith's archival collections
  • Pictures in Print Sources
    Pictures in books and magazines, illustration indexes, important illustrated periodicals in the libraries' collections
  • Smith College Special Collections
    Digital and print materials in the College Archives, Sophia Smith Collection, and Mortimer Rare Book Collection

Works of Art

  • Digital Images
    Image databases, images in national and other digital research libraries, online museum catalogs, general and specialized digital collections
  • Reproductions in Print Sources
    Art images in books and periodicals, indexes to reproductions of works of art, Smith's Image Collections

Internet Searching

Using Images

  • Services
    Smith's Imaging Center, Library research help
  • Rights & Citations
    General guidelines, Smith guidelines, image citation formats