Visual Resources

Wheaton Owned/Licensed Collections

Access, descriptions, and help guides for the numerous sources of images that Wheaton owns and licenses.

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    Wheaton licenses ARTstor, a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences. (No login needed from on-campus; free registration for advanced features.)
  • -Encyclopedic coverage of art, archaeology, architecture, design, and film, Oxford Art Online includes many internal images an links to images on external sites. (No login needed from on-campus. Also check out their helpful Tips for Users┬ápage)
  • First MezzanineWallace Library Fine Arts Collection
    The first and second mezzanine levels of Wallace Library are devoted to Fine Arts materials, many of which are filled with images. Search the collection using the HELIN Catalog.
  • Archives & Special CollectionsEliza Baylies Wheaton
    The Marion B. Gebbie Archives & Special Collections (located in Wallace Library – open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm and by appt.) houses thousands of historical images including a great many related to the history of Wheaton College.


Public Domain & Creative Commons Images

A few of the better sources for finding public domain and Creative Commons images, which are explicitly available for use and reuse.

  • Creative Commons Search
    Search multiple sources of creative commons licensed material directly from the creative commons site.
  • Wikimedia Commons
    An excellent site devoted to public domain and creative commons licensed images.
  • Flickr Creative Commons
    Searches the popular image sharing site for images licensed explicitly as available for reuse.
  • Getty Images
    Stock commercial photos and images. Their embed tool lets you freely use thousands of images on web sites, blogs, and social media.
  • Library of Congress – Prints and Photographs
    Contains catalog records and digital images representing a cross-section of pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division of the LoC. Many are in the public domain.
  • NYPL Digital Gallery
    Hundreds of thousands of digital images of historical materials from the New York Public Library. Images may be freely downloaded for research and personal purposes.


Need Help with Images?

Read about how to use and reuse images or how to digitize images. Or contact one of your research liaisons.