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A repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, social sciences and related data; the tools to actively use those images; and a restricted usage environment that seeks to balance the rights of content providers with the needs and interests of content user.
Images held by the Prints and Photographs division of the Library of Congress.
The Prints and Photographs Online Catalog contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and other units of the Library of Congress. About 90% of the records are accompanied by one or more digital images. In some collections, only thumbnail images display to those searching outside the Library of Congress because of potential rights considerations.
"Digital images of drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, rare illustrated books, as well as audio and video recordings [emphasizing] materials related to Los Angeles and the Southern California and the Pacific Rim."
Image Search Engines
Google Images is a quick and easy way to find lots of images from web pages across the globe. But it only searches web content that it can find -- many images are actually hidden in databases or galleries. The quality of images - size, resolution, description, usage rights - also varies considerably on the open web. Use Google, but don't rely on it for all image searches.
Google Image Search Tip: Use advanced search or facets to limit by image size, images within a domain/site (e.g. site: unlv.edu), and usage rights.
Google Use Google's web search to find hidden image collections. Search example: KEYWORD ("image archive" OR "image gallery" OR "image collection" OR "image database")
Presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Concentrates on five main subject areas: radio, television, transportation, beauty and hygiene, and World War II, providing a view of a number of major campaigns and companies through images preserved in the J. Walter Thompson Company Competitive Advertisements Collection of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History in Duke University’s Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.
The maps selected for this digital project document the cartographic history and context of the American West, the American Southwest, Nevada, and Southern Nevada, telescoping in scale from the Western Hemisphere to the streets of Las Vegas.
Click on the Search tools menu and then select the dropdown menu for Usage Rights. That menu offers five choices: Not filtered by license, Labeled for reuse, Labeled for commercial reuse, Labeled for reuse with modification, and Labeled for commercial reuse with modification. Select the option you wish to use, and the page refreshes to include only those images.
The images are typically ones licensed byCreative Commons or GNU Free Documentation, or are items in the public domain. The "labeled for reuse" option allows you to use the image for non-commercial purposes as specified in the license. The "labeled for commercial reuse" lets you use the image commercially. The "reuse with modification" option grants you the ability to alter the image.
"The UNLV University Libraries Special Collections Division engages researchers world-wide in the interdisciplinary study of our region. We promote learning, discovery, and scholarship about Las Vegas, Southern Nevada, and gaming. We collect and preserve rare and unique materials about our region's heritage, and expertly help researchers use our collections. We also serve as UNLV's University Archives."