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JOUR 420: Visual Literacy (Kilker): Library Guides

Resources for JOUR 420 assignments

ARTStor & Other Visual Resources Located on UNLV Libraries Database Page

Other Resources for Images

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:, 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")
  • PicSearch
  • Bing

Advertising Images


Searching for Books--Photographs, Advertising, etc.

From the Libraries Quick Search, remember to limit to Books. You can also limit by location--to Lied or Architecture.

UNLV Architecture Studies Library:


Call Number Ranges in the Stacks:

Advertising: HF 5813
Works by Individual Photographers: TR 647
By eras: TR 652-TR 655 
Photography subject:
Architectural: TR 659
Fashion: TR 679
Landscape: TR 660
Portrait: TR 680-1
Still Life: TR 656.5
Wildlife, animals: TR 21-729

Photojournalism: TR 820

Visual arts: N  

Architecture: NA              

Sculpture: NB
 Drawing, Design, Illustration: NC
Painting: ND
Print Media:  NE             

 Decorative arts: NK              

Arts in General: NX              

Usage Rights Filters

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