These one-page handouts highlight relevant collections, unique interdisciplinary content, search strategies, and search terms that greatly aid discoverability across twenty-two subject areas in the Digital Library.
African and African-American Studies
African and African-American experiences, traditions, and cultural heritage, featuring images of cultural objects, art works, important events, and key historical figures.
The people and events that have shaped the history and culture of the United States, including images of painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, graphic design, and photography, ranging from colonial times to the present.
The global study of human behavior, societies, and cultures, as represented by images of traditional and contemporary material culture, such as ceremonial masks and objects, as well as photographs and drawings of cultural groups, rituals, and traditions.
Architecture and the Built Environment
Documentation including monuments, buildings, drawings, models, plans, and QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) panoramas.
Content related to the history and culture of Asia, as illustrated by works of art and architecture, from traditional forms to contemporary works, as well as photographs of historical events and figures.
Content related to the ancient Mediterranean world, as illustrated by images of architecture, architectural decoration, sculpture, vases, mosaics, jewelry, metalwork, and an array of subjects and themes depicted within the Classical tradition.
A varied selection of images of furniture, tableware, tools, textiles, ceramics, silver, and jewelry from a range of periods and cultures.
Images of drawings, models, posters, advertisements, appliances, furniture, and cars from a variety of periods and cultures.
Fashion and Costume
Images of historical fashion, costumes, designers, and fashion shows.
History of Medicine and Natural Science
Content related to the social and historical aspects of the practice of medicine and human beliefs about life, death, disease, and healing, as well as examples of the scientific study of natural objects and organisms throughout the ages.
Languages and Literature
Images of renowned authors and depictions of literary characters, as well as examples of foreign languages from a variety of cultures around the world.
Latin American Studies
Content related to the history and culture of Latin America, including images of works of art and architecture, from traditional forms to contemporary works, as well as photographs of historical events and figures.
Maps and Geography
Depictions of the physical terrain of geographic regions from a variety of historical periods.
Content related to the Early Christian, Byzantine, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque, and Gothic periods in Europe, which include images of mosaics, stained glass, tapestries, illuminated manuscripts, ivories, churches, and cathedrals.
Middle Eastern Studies
Content covering the history and cultures spanning from Morocco and North Africa to Turkey and Iran, including photographs of important sites, people, and historical events, as well as images of calligraphy, ceramics, textiles, glass, and metalwork.
Images of musical scores, composers, performers, instruments, and venues such as concert halls and opera houses, as well as examples of musical iconography.
Native American and Indigenous Studies
Historic photographs, including ceremonial scenes and studio portraits of individuals and tribal delegations, and artifacts of material culture such as baskets, textiles, tools, masks, and costumes.
Works by significant photographers chronicling people, events, and places of our time, as well as images documenting the development of landmark processes and technologies, from early daguerreotypes to contemporary prints.
Content related to Western and Eastern religious beliefs and traditions, as represented by images of sacred texts, religious iconography, ceremonial objects, and places of worship, including temples, cathedrals, synagogues, churches, and mosques.
Prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, buildings, fresco cycles, and other forms of architectural decoration.
Theater and Dance
Images of costumes, venues, and staged performances from around the world, as well as portraits and performance shots of notable playwrights, theater directors, choreographers, set and costume designers, actors, and dancers.
Images related to the history and depiction of women across world cultures, including women in a variety of domestic and professional roles, women's rights movements, and representations of famous female figures from history, art, and literature.