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Introduction

This guides highlights key subscription and open access sources of image and moving image research.  It was created by the School of Arts Librarian, and primarily focuses on the needs of that school, but may be developed later to encompass other areas of interest.

You may also be interested in the School of Arts Library Guide or the Fashion Library Guide

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"Pictorial works" - finding books with images

If you are looking specifically for pictorial books, try using "pictorial works" as part of the search.  Look at this example search for Africa and "Pictorial works."  You can use this as a template - replace Africa with any other noun.  There are also some more advanced variants of this.

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Key subscription services - moving image

General image search engines

 

 

General collections

 

 

"Pictorial works" - finding books with images with advanced variants

If you are looking specifically for pictorial books, try using "pictorial works" as part of the search.  Look at this example search for Africa and "Pictorial works."  You can use this as a template - replace Africa with any other noun. 

Broader searches are possible by not specifying the subject field - Africa AND "pictorial works" - or by accounting for variants (Africa OR African) AND "pictorial works" or Africa* AND "pictorial works."  Although this tends to reduce the relevance of results overall, it does turn up additional relevant results, and is therefore more comprehensive.  You can balance relevance with comprehensiveness by excluding terms - (Africa* NOT American*) AND "pictorial works".

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