Many students come to the library asking for books containing reproductions of art. Did you know that you can access 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture online via the library’s Saskia Art Images Collection? Included are images from many important collections, the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Uffizi, and the Louvre, as well as images from archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey and Egypt. Even if you don’t need images of art for a course, it may just make you happy to look at your favorite paintings. I love this Monet of a Paris railway station.
The database has several useful features, such as the ability to download high-resolution images and to save selected images using the “My Favorites” feature. Favorites can also be saved to your computer as a web page containing thumbnails with links to the high-resolution images. Check out Saskia Art Images and other interesting subject-specific databases on the library’s web page, Databases Listed Alphabetically.