The databases listed below are collections of images. In addition to these, many other databases, such as Academic Search Complete, include images although that is not their main purpose. In Academic Search Complete, for example, just search as you normally would, but limit it by checking the boxes next to "Black and White Photograph" and "Color Photograph."
ARTstor Digital Library. The Artstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.
Saskia Art Images (CARLI). The collection contains 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, including images from many important collections: the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Uffizi, and the Louvre as well as archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey and Egypt. The images can be displayed and downloaded in high-resolution format. Additionally, the descriptive data about the images includes references to the occurrences of these images in 19 major art history texts, including Gardner's Art Through the Ages, 12th edition; Understanding Art, 7th edition; Art and Ideas, 10th edition; Discovering Art History, 4th edition.
Akron Art Museum Online Collection. The Online Collection boasts a newly designed catalog of the collection. The long term goal of digitizing the collection is to provide a continuing resource for art enthusiasts and students. There are nearly 500 objects available with constant expansion planned updating the site several times a month until virtual visitors will be able to access the entire 5,000 object collection.