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Last Updated: Apr 8, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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  • ARTstor/Shared Shelf
    The ARTstor database contains over 1.6 million images of the arts, architecture, humanities and sciences. RWU is excited to announced that our own image collections (previously accessed through MDID) have now been integrated into ARTstor via Shared Shelf. It's one-stop shopping for images now! You must create an account from a computer on campus to use the database.
  • Library of Congress Image Collection
    The Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and, in some cases, other units of the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress offers broad public access to these materials as a contribution to education and scholarship.
  • Flickr Creative Commons
    Millions of high-resolution images available for download and use for your academic work and more.
  • Wellesley College's List of Image Databases
    A thorough list of art history image resources grouped by historic period, medium, and culture.

General Information


Image Requests

The Visual Resources Center welcomes image requests from faculty members to aid with teaching or publication. If the image requested is for publication, the VRC is not responsible for obtaining appropriate usage rights for the image and will aid in the digitization only.

If you need copywork or slides digitized, please complete this digital image order form (or pick up a print copy from the Architecture Library), attach it to the source, and bring it to the circulation desk in the Architecture Library.

Existing slides from the slide collection can be scanned upon request, after evaluating slide quality, copyright considerations and whether the image exists for purchase. Slides belonging to faculty members will only be scanned if sufficient cataloging data and copyright information is provided.

A slide and film scanner is available for students to use in the Architecture Library.  The bulk slide feeder and negative feeder for this scanner are on reserve at the circulation desk and may be checked out for use.


Finding and Citing Images


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