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Finding Images: Home

This guide is designed to assist with locating images of artworks in various formats.


This guide is intended for the researcher who needs to locate images. While this guide is geared towards searching for images of artwork and architecture, NYU Libraries also provides access to many image databases that are not specific to the arts. These databases can be found by going to Articles and Databases and then Image Collections in the Content-Specific column. 

Need Research Help?

Giana Ricci, Librarian for the Fine Arts at Bobst Library, is available for one-on-one research consultations. Email to schedule an appointment. 

The Magnifying Glass


 Japanese person examines item with magnifying glass while kneeling under a tree.


The Magnifying Glass by Toriyama Sekien, ca. 1775. 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York