Digital Image Resources Visual Resources Collection
Digital Image Resources
The resources listed above are created or subscribed to by the UO Libraries. Resources with an asterick (*) are available to UO faculty, students and staff only. Please see Off-Campus Access to Electronic Resources for help using these resources from home.
Xugu, Fish and Fruit, 1856
The VRC maintains a page of Delicious bookmarks to online image sources which are not provided or licensed by the University of Oregon. Additions or suggestions to these bookmarks may be made by contacting the Visual Resources Librarian, Julia Simic.
Need help finding or using digital images? See the VRC's Digital Image Help page.
An excellent overview of art on the web is "Looking for Good Art: Web Resources and Image Databases, Parts I, II, and III", in Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, Volume 12, September, October & November/December 2004
Art and Architecture Images is a growing collection of images suitable for use in classroom instruction, study and research. It consists of images of cultural objects that range from prehistoric to the contemporary era and includes architecture, works of art and documentary images from western and non-western sources. AAI is limited to the UO campus network.
Artstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities and social sciences with a suits of software to view, present and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Artstor is subscribed to by the UO Libraries. Registration from a campus computer is required for off-campus use.
OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms. CAMIO is limited to the UO campus network.
Oxford Art Online is an innovative gateway that offers users the ability to access and search the vast content of Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources in one location. OAO contains over 5,000 images and links to 40,000 more. Use the Images link at the top to browse or search the collection. OAO is limited to the UO campus network.
Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest provides over 16,000 images and documentation about the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest with special emphasis on Oregons built environment. Building Oregon is available to anyone worldwide.
The Lowenstam Collection is a group of over 16,000 images from the research and teaching materials of University of Oregon Classics professor Steven Lowenstam (1945-2003). It is composed primarily of ceramics in European and American museums, architecture and archaeological sites across southern Europe. The collection contains diverse views and details, many of which are unusual or not easily obtained.
Oregon Digital: Unique Digital Collections from OSU and UO Libraries are created to support the teaching and research mission of the Oregon University System. The collections are composed of unique digitized and born digital materials including photographs, journal articles, sheet music, manuscripts, ephemera, and more. Oregon Digital collections are available to anyone worldwide.
The UO Libraries Trial Databases page lists all available databases temporarily subscribed to by the Libraries for the purpose of student, staff and faculty evaluation.