Description: ArtStor is an image database featuring a range of images from some of the world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists. It has more than two million images from 280 collections that can support many topics including Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Design, Fashion & Costume, , Literature, Religion, Theatre, World History, and much more. The image library is constantly growing with new collections added monthly, continually expanding areas of reference and study.

Access Information: To access ArtStor off campus: click on LOG IN from the ArtStor home page, Select ‘Log in through your institution’. Type in Bradford College or select from the drop down list and click on LOG IN. Enter your college username and password. You may be asked to register. Please use your college email address.

Link: Click here to access ArtStor

Britannica Image Quest

Description: Britannica Image Quest is a searchable database of digital images that allows access to more than two million images that are rights-cleared for educational use. The images are from over 50 of the best collections in the world, including: Action Plus for sports; Photo Researchers; akg-images; Getty Images; and Photoshot.

Access Information: Please use your College username and password to access Britannica Image Quest.

Link: Click here to access Britannica Image Quest


British Cartoon Archive

Description: The British Cartoon Archive is located at the Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury. The collection dates back to 1904 and holds the artwork for over 150,000 British editorial, socio-political, and pocket cartoons, supported by large collections of comic strips, newspaper cuttings, books and magazines.

Access Information: Freely available to students and staff

Link: Click here to access the British Cartoon Archive

Google Arts & Culture

Description: Google Arts & Culture is a partnership between Google and 17 art museums around the world to place high resolution images online for you to explore. You can navigate the collections in a similar way to Google Street View. Each work of art includes viewing notes,information about the artist, and links to more images by the artist across the museum collections. In addition the website allows you to create your own collection of images selected from any of the museums and to share this using email or social networking sites.

Access Information:  Freely available

Link: Click here to access Google Arts & Culture

John Johnson Collection

Description: A wonderfull collection of over 65,000 colour images from the Bodleian Library’s John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Made freely available in the UK via the JISC Digitisation Programme in partnership with the Bodleian Library and Proquest.

Access Information: To access the John Johnson Collection off campus, please select the option “Remote Users: login via your home organisation”, select your region – United Kingdom, select “Bradford College” from the list of organisations and click on the login button, enter your college username and password.

Link: Click here to access John Johnson Collection


Description: MediaPlus is a resource of Jisc-licensed news, film, image and music content including high profile collections such as ITN, Getty images and Wellcome Library images and sound,  hosted and delivered by Alexander Street. MediaPlus also contains instructional videos from Teachers’ TV.

Access Information: 

Link: Click here to access MediaPlus

NEN Gallery

Description: The NEN Gallery is a community resource, built and maintained by the education community for the education community. The Gallery is a growing collection, at present containing around 52,000 Image, Audio and Video resources covering a wide range of topics relevant to the curriculum. Its purpose is to provide a repository of high quality materials freely available for educational use.

Access Information: Freely available

Link: Click here to access NEN Gallery

Primal Pictures: Anatomy.TV

Description: Anatomy & Physiology from Primal Pictures includes high quality, 3D, informative images and information on anatomy and physiology.

Access Information: Please select Bradford College from the drop down list of institutions, click on Log in, and then enter your college username and password at the Bradford College Shibboleth Login page.

Link: Click here to access Anatomy & Physiology from Primal Pictures

VADS (Visual arts data service)

Description: VADS (Visual arts data service) is the online resource for visual arts. It has provided services to the academic community for 12 years and has built up a considerable portfolio of visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK.

Access Information: Freely available

Link: Click here to access VADS

Vogue Archive

Description: Search American Vogue from the 1890’s to the present day for work from the greatest designers, photographers, stylists, and illustrators of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Access Information: If you are logging in from off campus please enter your college username and password at the Shibboleth log in page.

Link: Click here to access Vogue Archive

User Guides: Click here to access the The Vogue Archive for FE LibGuides