Image Databases at Carleton University

Finding Images at Carleton University

Images taken from Carleton library resources are generally licensed for educational use only. Therefore, these resources are useful for course development in most cases (e.g. posting to CULearn or creating handouts), but usually cannot be used when creating a public Carleton website or blog. 

  • Omni searches everything that we have at the library and almost all of the articles and other sources in the databases to which the university subscribes. To search for images using Omni first select the Advanced Search. Then under “Material Type,” select “images”.
  • MacOdrum Library's Image Databases is a list of subscription-based digital image databases that allow you subject specific images.
  • MacOdrum Library’s Subject Guides are a great place to find images listed by subject with relevant online image resources curated by subject specialists.
  • ARTstor is a subscription-based digital image library that offers more than 1.9 million images from the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences from museums, photo archives, photographers, scholars, and artists.
  • Oxford Art Online is a portal that provides access to Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, and other Oxford art reference content. It contains over 40,000 links to important art images in galleries and museums around the world and is a licensed resource that allows a maximum of 8 simultaneous users. 
  • Contact Archives & Special Collections directly to find out about accessing the images in the collection.
  • Contact our Map Collection team to have access to digital maps in the collection
Content last reviewed: February 4, 2021