Pictures

There is not just Google Image Search - many licensed and freely accessible sources contain pictures and special functions for targeted image searches and for building personalized image collections. Where no specific information is provided, please observe copyright rules for the use of pictures.

Art & Architecture Source

Database for visual and applied arts, design and architecture. Includes the databases Wilson Art Full-Text and Art Index Retrospective as well as 750 journals in full-text, references and abstracts from renowned international journals (USA, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Holland), 220 e-books and 63'000 images.
Link

ARTStor Digital Library

Collections of images from museums, private collectors, photographic agencies, photographers of architecture, etc. for use in research and teaching.
Link

Brockhaus HES-SO

Link

Brockhaus SUPSI

Link

Encyclopædia Britannica Online

Complete Encyclopaedia Britannica plus Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and the Internet Dictionary.
Link

ETH E-Pics Image Archive

In the image archive of the ETH library 250'000 images are available for free download, 100'000 of these images are in the public domain and can be used without restrictions.
Link

Factiva

Newspapers and magazines worldwide, including several Swiss publications, as well as company information and press photographs. Alerts are not possible.
Link

Phaidon Atlas - Architecture for Architects

This database can be searched by architect, building type, location or material. It contains photos, descriptions, drawings and maps.
Link

Rijksmuseum Studio

More than 500'000 images of works in the museum's collection have been digitised in high resolution; 200'000 of these images are available in the Rijksmuseum Studio and can be freely adapted.
Link

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)

As part of the Google Art Project this museum has digitised in high resolution approximately 40'000 images of works of art in the public domain, which can be used and adapted by the public.
Link