What's not in this guide
There are many other guides that have exhaustive lists of museum and other fine and decorative art collections. This isn't one of them!
(Our Art research guide suggests some relevant websites)
This guide emphasizes strategies to find any kind of image you might be looking for, primarily online, but also in printed materials. It also lists some of the best and broadest coverage websites, and highlights a few exemplary online collections.
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About this guide
The resources here guide you to collections of images, or search engines that will help you find specific images on web pages. The unique or useful features of specific search engines are also covered.
Current FIT students and employees also have access to FIT Library Databases
All applicable copyright restrictions still apply; see the U.S. Copyright Office or The Copyright Website for more information.
Note that “copyright-free” indicated on some sites does not necessarily mean that there is no fee for the use of the images. Check the details on each site for updated use information and charges.
Plagiarism issues also arise when you use images found on the web without properly citing the source.
What's your favorite image search engine or website? Tell us in the "comments" section below