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Image Databases - key resources

InfoDatabase title
Further informationMobile appARTSTOR Digital Library
A database of high-quality images digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.
Further informationDigital National Security Archive (ProQuest)
Contains declassified government documents covering critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century.
Public accessHeritage Images Online
An online database that contains photographs and maps from Auckland Libraries’ Sir George Grey Special Collections. The database covers a wide range of topics including family history, portraits, architecture, advertising, photographers, maritime history, fashion, sports and the history of Auckland and New Zealand.
Public accessNational Library of New Zealand Images Collection
A database of images from the collections of the National Library of New Zealand.
Public accessNew Zealand Electronic Text Collection (NZETC)
A collection of significant New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials held by Victoria University of Wellington Library. This encompasses both digitised heritage material and born-digital resources.
Public accessOtago University Research Heritage
Explore images of pictures and photographs from University of Otago collections.
Further informationOxford Art Online
Covers all aspects of the visual arts worldwide – from prehistory to the present day. As well as art images, the database includes the following cross-searchable resources: Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Oxford Companion to Western Art.
Public accessTe Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand
A comprehensive guide to the country’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society. Hosted by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Public accessTe Papa Collections Online
Contains information on artworks, objects and specimens from Te Papa's collections, from dinosaur teeth to contemporary art, as well as information on people, places, topics, species, and research from the curators.


Image Databases - additional resources

InfoDatabase title
Further informationAnatomy.TV (Primal Pictures)
Anatomy.TV is only available to Wellington campus users. An online anatomy reference with access to three-dimensional animations that illustrate accurate anatomical function, biomechanics, and movement, as well as treatments and surgical procedures. Note: Library subscription is for 15 simultaneous users, please use the log off button when exiting.
Public accessArts & Culture (Google)
Google Arts & Culture is an online platform of high-resolution images and videos of artworks and cultural artifacts from partner cultural organisations throughout the world.
Further informationMobile appEarly Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788-1901 (Alexander Street)
Through first-person accounts, including letters, diaries, narratives, and other primary source materials, this collection provides a view of events in Australasia from the arrival of the first settlers through to the close of the 19th century.
Further informationEncyclopaedia Britannica Online (Britannica Academic)
Contains the text of the print edition plus thousands of additional articles and images, natural-language searching, and A-Z browsing. Britannica Online is continually updated to provide the most current information possible.
Public accessEuropeana
Europeana provides cultural heritage students, professionals, teachers, and researchers with free digital access to European cultural heritage material. The site includes cultural heritage material from over 4,000 different institutions, giving access to millions of cultural heritage items from across Europe. Discover artworks, books, music, and videos on art, newspapers, archaeology, fashion, science, sport, and more. Includes a small amount of New Zealand content in image, text, sound and video format.
Further informationJSTOR Global Plants
A community-contributed database of digitized plant specimens.
Further informationOptics ImageBank
Browse and search across images from OSA’s core journals hosted on OSA’s Digital Library, OSA Publishing. Using this database you may view a full-size image of a figure and export images into PowerPoint or PDF files.
Further informationPhotography: The World Through the Lens (NCCO)
A collection of photographs, photograph albums, photographically illustrated books and texts on the early history of photography from libraries and archives from across the globe. This resource serves multiple disciplines and supports a range of research and study topics.