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The following resources are visually rich, and are organized to offer the advantages of library databases: high resolution images, thorough indexing for better searching, logical browsing by multiple categories, and complete information for citing.
A massive (and growing) collection of quality images covering the visual arts, architecture, archaeology, fashion, geography, the performing arts, science, and technology. Collections feature visual media from leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists, which have been licensed for educational use. ***It is necessary to turn off your browser's pop-up blocker for ARTstor to work properly.*** Recommended instructions for using ARTstor are available on Youtube
and the ARTstor website
. Coverage: all eras, contains primary sources. Full-Text.
Berg Fashion Library
Offers access to resources in fashion and related fields. Includes the full-text of the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, and an extensive color image bank. Useful for research in fashion, theatre & dance, anthropology, art history, history, american studies, and cultural studies. Coverage: Varied, contains primary sources. Full-Text.
National Geographic Magazine Archive
The official journal of the National Geographic Society. Recognized for high-quality photojournalism and cartography. Famous for providing in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment. Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, this database includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable. Coverage: 1888-1994, contains primary sources. Full-Text.
Open Source (free) Visual Resources Online
Dickinson College Archives on Flickr
View selected photographs from Dickinson's special collections. Includes images of 1920s Alaska, the Carlisle Indian School, the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and late 19th-century Europe. Visit the Dickinson Archives to access the original photographs. Citations Only. Coverage: contains primary sources.
Example Visual Resource
Do the Dance-Elizabeth Murray (2005)