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Art Research Guide

Tips for Finding Illustrations in Books

When searching in OneSearch includes the phrase "pictorial works" in the subject headings for books that consist mostly of illustrations.  Use this phrase as part of a keyword search for books with illustrations of a particular subject, for example:

flowers "pictorial works"

You might also use the abbreviations "illus" OR "ill" along with your subject in a keyword search.  Both are used to stand for "illustrations" in library catalogs.  For example:

(illus OR ill) AND flowers

Online Image Databases

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Google Images

On the Google Images search page, select "Search tools" for the color limiter and other search options, or go to the Google Advanced Image Search.