Image collections by topic


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AdForum has still and moving image clips from the advertising industry. Search for the latest ad campaigns or browse by film production, sound/music, animation/VFX and more. Media include movie trailers, interactive television, logotypes, posters, and games.


The Architecture image collection contains photographs of Australian architecture from the School of Architecture. This collection also includes images of architecture posters and Frank Lloyd Wright drawings.

Art and Architecture Archive is a full-text archive of magazines covering research material on art and architecture, dating from the late-nineteenth century to the twenty-first. The magazines are scanned from cover-to-cover and presented as full-color page images.

Tip: In an ‘Advanced search’, you can search for architectural drawings/plans, and photographs of building exteriors and interiors.


Art Full-Text covers a variety of topics from fine, decorative and commercial art to photography, folk art, film and architecture.

Tip: To find images of art reproductions, use the ZT "art reproduction" document type search.

ARTstor features images from some of the world's leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists, including rare collections not accessible anywhere else. All images are curated for educational relevance.

Oxford Art Online - Art Image Collections contains visual arts image collections from Art Resource, Bridgeman Art Library and Art Image Links.

Tip: You can do an ‘image only’ search from the front page.

Asian Art Archives is a collection of over 50,000 records, including digital images, artists’ personal documents, correspondences, streaming audio and video from across Asia.

See also: Visual Art image research guide 


The Vogue Archive gives you access to the full contents of Vogue magazine (US edition) in full color page image, from the first issue in 1892 to the present. Updated monthly.

Tip: You can limit your search to a type of image, e.g. cartoon, chart, photograph, logo, etc. in an ‘Advanced search’

WGSN (Worth Global Style Network) database gives registered users access to the Image and Design Libraries. The Image Library galleries are: Catwalks, Retail & Showrooms, Trade Shows & Exhibitions, Street Style, Vintage, Denim Details, Marketing Campaigns and Materials & Textiles. The Design Library includes Colour Libraries, Original Artwork and Design Components (CADS/Flats), Print and Graphics Directory and Colour Play for creating your own colour palettes.

Berg Fashion Library has partnered with a number of museums and institutions (including Victoria and Albert Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art’s) to provide access to over 8,000 images of fashion and textiles from their collections and archives. It also includes images from the print version of Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. The images from the Commercial Pattern Archive database (CoPA) will help you recreate or date clothing from 1868 to 2000.



An@tomedia  learn about the anatomy of the human body. It allows users to 'construct' the body by studying regions and systems and to 'deconstruct' the body through dissection and imaging.

The Imaging Reference Center contains radiology references for all medical professionals - not just radiologists - who work with imaging tests. You'll find 72,000 x-ray, CT, MR, and ultrasound illustrations and images, plus expert, evidence-based content - including over 4,000 diagnoses - provided by imaging experts.

Laboratory slides collection contains over 200 digitised slides used for teaching in pathology, cytopathology, histopathology and haematology courses.

The Pathology Reference Center is an image-rich source of information and insight for pathologists, physicians and health care. It includes nearly 30,000 images, including gross pathology, H&E, IHC stains, correlative images, and colored graphics.

Primal Pictures ( provides over 5,000 3D anatomical structures, clinical slides, dissections, animations and much more. 



Optics Image Bank stores over 700,000 images from OSA's core journals hosted on OSA’s Digital Library. Access the image bank from the top menu called Other resources.

IHS Jane's All the World's Aircraft includes over 2000 photographs and line drawings of over 950 civil and military aircraft in production or under development.

Tip: To find them, go to ‘Advanced Search’, choose ‘Document Format’ and select the ‘Imagery’ box.

The Material ConneXion database is a resource to research new and innovative materials and processes from around the world. It is useful for architects, engineers and industrial and interior designers.

SPIE Digital Library covers resources on optics and photonics.

Tip: Use an ‘Advanced search’ to locate images.



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