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Art Research Guide

Resources for beginning research in art and art history. Includes guidance for finding books, articles, images, and media in the library and online.

Image Sources Available through Rowan University Libraries

Consult Library Search to find books at Campbell Library containing high quality reproductions of art in a large number of styles, media, and historical periods.  Use the links on this page to find online images.

Free Image Collections from the Web

The links listed below are a very small sample of websites containing art images.

Finding Original Sources for an Image

Here are two ways to find sources for an image on the Internet.  These may be used to find the owner of an image, to identify the content of image, to see how an image has been used, or find a higher resolution version.  The search will find similar images as well as other instances of the original.

Collective Management Organizations for Fine Art

Adapted from “Obtaining Copyright Permissions” by University of Michigan University Libraries, used under a CC-BY 4.0 license