Core Resources

Digital PUL

Digital PUL is a collection of high-resolution digital images of selected materials from Princeton University Library. The materials have been chosen to serve the research and teaching needs of the Princeton University community and to showcase the distinctive collections of the Princeton University Library.

AP Newsroom (includes AP Images Collection)

Contains breaking news, feature stories, photographs, graphics and audio clips produced by the AP’s network of journalists, who operate in more than 250 locations worldwide.


Digital library of more than one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.

Bridgeman Education Database

From the producers of the Bridgeman Art Library for the commercial market, this image database contains more than 300,000 objects and covers all media, including photography, fine art, engravings, sculpture, architecture, archaeology, ethnography, history, science & medicine, decorative arts and artifacts.


Over two million images of objects, events, places, works of art, sports, and scientific pursuits, from dozens of collections such as Getty Images and the National Geographic Society. Each image includes full citation and copyright information. Rights have been cleared for education use.

Index of Medieval Art

Online and print archive presenting information and images related to medieval iconographic subjects from late antiquity to ca. 1600, without geographic limitation. 


An image database based at the Institute of Art History of the University of Cologne / Kunsthistorischen Institut der Universität zu Köln. A German-English search interface provides access to over 90 separate databases of art historical, archaeological, design, architectural, theological, and historical images from institutional and research databases and museums based in Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

Visuals Database for Graphic Arts

Includes prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, sculpture, and other non-book objects in the Princeton University Library collections.

Supplementary Resources

Apabi Tupianku (image) database

Chinese images in the categories of Chinese art, calligraphy, folk art, red (i.e. socialist) art, unearthed objects, old photographs, ancient design, modern graphic design, historical costumes, rare book illustrations, classical painting manuals, typography, and pattern design.


BioRender is a web application that can be used to create scientific figures, diagrams, and illustrations from a scientifically accurate image library. Account (free) required.

Digital Sanborn Maps

Sanborn fire insurance maps contain detailed information on urban structures, property boundaries, and streets. Provides historical information on the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

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