Use the Find Databases tool > Design > Visual Communications link for a full listing of databases on Visual Communications
- Academic Search Complete - Tick the 'image quick view' box before searching to return only matches that contain diagrams or illustrations
Images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955.
- Advertising in America: 1850 - 1920
Over 9,000 images, with database information, relating to the early history of advertising in the United States.
- ArtStor - Is a purely image database. It doesn't contain animation cells but does contain art and design content that may inspire you.
- Compfight - A search engine for visual inspiration and free stock photos for the advertising community including images of creative commons and public domain.
- Britannica Image Quest - Is a mighty database containing an enormous resource of images you can reuse in your assignments. It contains pictures from Getty, The British Museum, the Encyclopedia Britannica and many more.
- Proquest Discovery - Is the best superdatabase for design, and has an image restriction feature available from advanced search under 'figures and tables'. It has a 'save to presentation' option also.
- Tineye - Is a reverse image search engine built by Idée currently in beta. Give it an image and it will tell you where the image appears on the web.