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Image & Video Databases

  • AP Images - Historical and contemporary news photographs, logos, graphs, maps and timelines.
  • ARTstor - A million images in the arts, humanities, architecture and social sciences. 
  • Berg Fashion Library - Images, articles and other resources on world dress and fashion.
  • The British Library - Over 1 million free images of illustrations and other images to reuse
  • VCUarts Qatar Fashion Videos (accessible only within VCUQatar campus)
  • firstView  - The world's largest fashion database.
  • Getty Open Content Program - Over 10,000 images from the J. Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute.
  • Google Art Project - Walk through the world's top museums. 
  • Material Connexion - Offers information and images of materials and processes for all design disciplines 
  • Oxford Art Online - Provides access to Grove Art Online and other Oxford encyclopaedias and dictionaries.
  • The Vogue Archive  - A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from 1892 to the current month.
  • UbuWeb - UbuWeb hosts a vast archive of online avant-garde media. The site features a large mp3 sound archive, alongside an extensive film/video collection including some vintage clips.
  • WGSN - (Worth Global Style Network) is a leading online fashion and design trend-analysis research service.


The LUNA database provides access to the digital archives of VCUarts Qatar. LUNA is available on campus or from home with a VPN connection. Every student, staff and faculty member has a username and password to access LUNA – for students, this is your VCU account name and password, and for staff and faculty, it is your laptop username and password.See videos on how to use LUNA. Click here to see basic searching instructions for LUNA. 

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Other Useful Image Resources

  • Art Resource - Art Resource is a large fine art photo archive.

  • Creative Commons - Licensed images across several platforms including Flickr and Google Images.

  • Getty Images - Rights-managed and royalty free images.

  • Open F|S - Images from the Freer|Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute. Images can be used free of charge for non-commercial usages.


LinkedIn Learning - online video tutorials & training

LinkedIn Learning is an online training library with over 1,000 video based tutorials in 3D, audio, video, photography, graphic design, web and interactive design, business, software topics and development from expert instructors.

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Mobile Tools

  • Browzine: Discover, read, and monitor top journals in your field from your iPad or tablet.
  • Discover Hot Articles: Download an app for iPhone, iPod or Android that shows you popular articles in your field.
  • WorldCat Mobile: Search for books and materials, call a library or map a route to a library near you.
  • Refworks Mobile: Find the VCU Group Code on our RefWorks Guide