Finding Books with Images in the
Use the Library’s online catalog to find books with the images you need:
At the Library’s home page www.ccsf.edu/Library
Click on “Find Books”
Using the Subject search type in painting renaissance
Review the list of titles.
Using the Subject search type in van dyck anthony
Click on one of the subject headings. Click on a book title and then use the call number to find
the book in the Library.
Finding images on the Internet
but you still need to ascertain if the image is copyrighted. Two collections of copyright-free images are located at: http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/links/clipart.html and at the Open Directory Project
Fine Arts Museums of
National Gallery of Art,
Evaluating Museum Websites:
1.What does this museum have in its collection?
• Does its collection include the subject that you’re searching for?
• If you were looking for Renaissance paintings and the museum whose site you’re visiting is a
contemporary museum, you’d know that you’d need to find search for another museum
• In general, images on museum websites will only focus on their collection areas or on images
from their traveling shows (usually also related to their collection focus).
2. I know that copyright law allows me to use one copy of an image for an
academic assignment and that I need to cite the image appropriately.
• What does each museum specify about use of their images?
Museum Image Databases:
3. How much of the museum’s collection is online? Or
• How many images are in the museum’s online database?
objects in the
4. How do I access the museum’s image database?
• Is the link obvious and clearly marked? (Does using the Site Index help?)
5. How do I search the museum’s database?
• Are there categories or subject headings or an index that I can click on?
• Is there a “search box” so I can make up my own search?
6. “Zoomability” Can I zoom in on the image and get a detailed look?
• Is there a set enlargement or can I control the degree of enlargement?
7. How big is the image when I print it?
8. What special features does the website offer that I can use to learn more about my image?
Examples: • Alternate views of the image
• Timeline to put the image in historical context
• Related works