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Notre Dame's VRC is a teaching and learning resource for incorporating the interdisciplinary use of visual literacy and multimedia tools. Manages a digital collection of images in the arts, architecture, humanities, sciences and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Digitizes visual materials to support teaching and research.
Includes full text for over 2,000 scholarly journals and other historical documents, with its oldest content dating to the 16th century. Illustrations within articles can be found by changing the default from "full-text" to "caption."
Reverse search engine for images. Enables the discovery of similar items, which might be in higher resolution, or could provide additional information about the image.
Illustrations in Print Publications
Locating illustrations in print volumes can be as simple as searching the ND Catalog for an artist's name. Obscure artworks can require ingenuity, however, since there is no comprehensive master index.
Sometimes the captions identifying illustrations can be retrieved by searching Google Books.
Pictures published in print journals may be listed explicitly in periodical indexes.
In JSTOR, captions can be searched by changing the default dropdown from "Full-text" to "Caption."
In the library catalog, search a phrase such as "saints in art" or "food in art."
In the library catalog, search a topic with the words "pictorial works," e.g. "clothing pictorial works."