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John M. Flaxman Library SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Art Education Research Guide

Where to Find Images

ARTstor + ARTstor Shared Shelf

Shared Shelf is a repository for digital images created by the Flaxman Library specifically for use in teaching and research at SAIC. This growing collection features hundreds of thousands of images and can be accessed via ARTstor.

For assistance with ARTstor, to request digital art images, and other resources to show images in the classroom contact Flaxman Librarians at

Image Databases + Websites

ARTstor is a great starting point, but there are some additional image sources you may find helpful. You can see a full list on our Where to Find Images page. These options are some of your best bets!