Image & Online Video Databases


Databases including images by subject grouping: Health & Medicine    |   Humanities & Social Sciences   | Sciences & Technology

Databases for Medicine & Health  
anatomy.tv
An interactive 3-D model of human anatomy.
Full functionality requires Windows Media player, QuickTime player or RealPlayer, and pop-up windows to be enabled in your browser. For more information, open Anatomy.tv and click FAQs

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Dental Education in Video
A video encyclopedia of dentistry and dental technique, delivering hundreds of high-definition videos featuring world-renowned clinicians and educators. It provides hundreds of hours of demonstrations, together with interviews and lectures, for students and faculty in dental surgery, medicine, oral hygiene, assisting, and nursing.
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JOVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments
JOVE publishes visualized (video-based) biological research studies. It aims to solve some of the most difficult problems in the contemporary life science research: low transparency and reproducibility of biological experiments, time-consuming learning of experimental techniques ... Video-based visualization of biological techniques and procedures provide an effective solution to the problem described.
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OvidSP Multimedia Over 1,800 Clinical Videos and 2 Million Images, fully eearchable and integrated with OvidSP Full-Text Content. Log into any Ovid database e.g. Medline. Click on the tab Multimedia. Scroll down the left-hand column to limit by media type (audio, video, image).  
Databases for Humanities & Social Sciences  
Academic Video Online
Search across the Library's video collections from Alexander Street - Anthropology Online, Classical Music in Video, Opera in Video, Counselling and Therapy in Video, and Ethnographic Video Online, plus any current trials.
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Adam Matthews historical databases: Search all

Adam Matthews databases contain original materials for historical research,including many images ranging from paintings, drawings, posters, maps, postcards and photographs:
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      Empire Online. Full text primary sources and images on the art, culture, literature, racism, religion and imperialism of empire from 1492 - 2007. The creators have endeavoured to find sources from all continents.

      The Grand Tour . A collection of manuscript, visual and printed works - letters, diaries, printed guidebooks; published travel writing; paintings and sketches; architectural drawings, and maps for the study of travel and architecture, c1550-1850

      Medieval Travel Writing The full-text and images of European travel writing manuscripts from the later medieval period, with a focus on journeys to central Asia and the Far East, including accounts of travel to Mongolia, Persia, India, China and South-East Asia.

      Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007

      Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History. Brings together hundreds of accounts by women of their travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. Includes manuscripts, diaries and correspondence, drawings, guidebooks,postcards and photographs.

      Victorian Popular Culture: Sensation, Spiritualism and Magic & Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks, & Music Hall, Theatre, and Popular Entertainment

      Virginia Company Archives
A key source for the study of the Atlantic World and Early Colonial Period, & London's economic history in the Early Modern era. It documents: the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London, 1606-1624; the role of the Ferrar family in the settlement of North America from Jamestown to the Bermudas; trade between Britain and America; the ethnic and gender composition of early Virginia; tensions amongst the colonists; and early relations with Native Americas.
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Apabi Chinese Fine Arts Museum: Red Revolution and Excavated Fine Works Museum
Red Revolution database contains 10272 revolutionary art images in China. It includes paintings, posters, drawings, paper cuts, etc.
Excavated Fine Works Museum contains 8454 images of Chinese cultural relics.
Silverlight may require viewing details or full screen images, but it is not essential.
 
ARTstor
Search for hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data. The images are drawn from sources such as museums, archaeological teams, photo archives, slide collections, and art reference publishers.
Click Search and browse for images to open.
Check ArtSTOR Technical Requirements if you have problems running ArtSTOR.
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British Architectural Library Catalogue (RIBA)
One of the largest and most comprehensive architectural collections in the world. Search for over 4 million items, including 150,000 books, 2,000 journal titles, 1 million drawings, 1.5 million archive items, and 1.5 million photographs.
 
Classical Music in Video
A database of classical music performances in streamed video. Performances range across all genres – symphonic, chamber, oratorio and solo. It also contains masterclasses and interviews with eminent international performers and teachers. The time period covered is from medieval times to the 21st century and the videos stem from the 1950s up to contemporary recordings.
(Search together with our other music resources from Alexander Street via Music Online)
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Counseling and Therapy in Video Vols I and II
A collection of videos for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counselling
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Design and Applied Arts Index
Search results in DAAI include links to ARTstor images.
A comprehensive index to approximately 400 current design and design related journals. Subjects covered include industrial design, architecture, interior design, computer aided design, glass, jewellery, metal design, graphic design, typography, ergonomics, theatre design, photography, design management and design theory.
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Ethnographic Video Online (Alexander Street Anthropology)
An extensive collection of videos for the study of human culture and behaviour including classic and contemporary documentaries, interviews & raw footage from leading anthropologists and ethnographers. Combined with Anthropology Online
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LGBT Studies: LGBT Thought and Culture, & LGBT Studies in Video
LGBT Studies in Video - new interface and via Alexander St Diversity portal
(LGBT Thought and Culture available via new interface and Diversity portal soon )
Provides a multi-content perspective on the LGBT political, cultural and social movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day.
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Grove Art Online Oxford Art Online
Useful for quick information on artists, art movements and the visual arts in general. Also includes links to images in external web sites.
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Opera in Video
Contains video of many of the most significant opera performances from the world’s best performers, conductors and opera houses around the world. Contains operatic repertoire from the Baroque era through to the twentieth century. (Search it via Music Online to capture results from other Alexander St databases)
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Oxford Reference Online: Premium plus Western Civilization Collection
Includes world maps, and a visual english dictionary.
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Databases for Sciences & Technology  
AccessScience
AccessScience provides a fully searchable collection of science reference materials online. Access to all the articles and full illustrations from the latest edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology are included, along with research updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks, thousands of illustrations, and the latest science news headlines, biographies, and more.
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ARTstor
Search for hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data. The images are drawn from sources such as museums, archaeological teams, photo archives, slide collections, and art reference publishers. Good for architectural images.
Click Search and browse for images to open.
Check ArtSTOR Technical Requirements if you have problems running ArtSTOR.
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British Architectural Library Catalogue (RIBA)
One of the largest and most comprehensive architectural collections in the world. Search for over 4 million items, including 150,000 books, 2,000 journal titles, 1 million drawings, 1.5 million archive items, and 1.5 million photographs.
 
Counseling and Therapy in Video Vols I and II
A collection of videos for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counselling
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eBot Plant Sciences Collection
eBot provides access to a rich research collection of plant sciences images contributed by staff and students of the University of Sydney. One of the digital collections developed by the Library in partnership. Australian content
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Frontiers of Science
Browse the amazing archives of the Frontiers of Science and discover strange truths in a fun and interactive environment. In 1961, a brand new kind of comic was launched in the pages of the Sydney Morning Herald. More science fact than science fiction, presented in dramatic black and white imagery, Frontiers of Science was a true life adventure of the story behind the amazing scientific breakthroughs of the day.
One of the digital collections developed by the Library in partnership. Australian content
 
Joseph Henry Maiden Botanical Texts
A collection devoted to pioneering botanical texts and images.
One of the digital collections developed by the Library in partnership. Australian content
 
JOVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments
JOVE publishes visualized (video-based) biological research studies. It aims to solve some of the most difficult problems in the contemporary life science research: low transparency and reproducibility of biological experiments, time-consuming learning of experimental techniques ... Video-based visualization of biological techniques and procedures provide an effective solution to the problem described.
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JSTOR Plant Science
This provides access to foundational content vital to plant science – plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, full-text scientific literature, and related materials - botanical drawings, photographs, paintings, correspondence, books, and manuscripts. it aims to be a comprehensive online research tool for aggregating and exploring the world’s botanical resources. It is useful for those researching, teaching or studying botany, biology, ecology, environmental and conservation studies.
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SpringerImages SpringerImages is a collection of scientific images that spans the social sciences and humanities, scientific, technical and medical fields. It includes high-quality clinical images, photos, graphs, histograms, figures, and tables. Jump from the image to the source article if the Library has access to the journal. Users can create personalized image "sets," and can easily export images for use in their own presentations or lectures. Terms & conditions

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