There are two basic types of image searches:
Start by disabling any pop-up blockers that your browser or
browser toolbars may have activated.
For help in disabling pop-up blockers, see:
If you’re using a PC with Internet Explorer, you can hold down the control key while you click to launch a collection, which will override the pop-up blocker.
Cornell has built or subscribes to a number of image databases that give Cornell community members access to millions of images, most with high resolution and rich descriptions.
If you click on the images tab, then follow the link to Browse Image Collections, you'll find a list of image databases besides the three databases available for quick search. Just click on the name of the database to launch it.
*Due to a temporary technical problem, off-campus users will need to re-enter their search terms when taken to the ARTstor homepage.
Art Online (OAO) enables access and cross-search functionality to Grove
and Oxford reference content in one location. Provides access to Grove
Art Online, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to
Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Includes
image partnerships with ARTstor, the British Museum, the Museum of
Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Images for College
Teaching, Art Resource, Artists Rights Society and numerous
international art galleries and artists. Includes a digital image search.