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ARTH 3600: Contemporary Art: 1960-Present (Fall 2018): OpenWeb

Library Research Guide to accompany Prof. Iftikhar Dadi's course

Digital Collections

The following digital collections provide access to a variety of images in the public domain and under copyright. Please check the terms of use and image rights statements for more information.

This is a selected list. To check if Cornell subscribes to a resource, use the Catalog.

Image Search Engines

Google Images is a quick and easy way to find lots of images from web pages across the globe. But it only searches web content that it can find -- many images are actually hidden in databases or archives (whether freely available or in Cornell's subscription databases). The quality of images - size, resolution, description, usage rights - also varies considerably on the open web. Use Google, but don't rely on it for all image searches. Explore this page and Cornell's image databases for more high-quality options.

Vogue Archive

Vogue Italia

Freely Usable Images - Resources

Be sure to follow license conditions and terms of use.