Research Support

Cornell University Library offers a number of online and in-person instruction services for users of digital images, from hands-on workshops and electronic guides to customized consultation sessions. See our Visual Resources page for information about image repositories on campus.


The Library offers hands-on workshops in its electronic classroom that teach Cornell students, faculty, and staff how to find, use, share, and manage digital images.

Finding Images and Visual Media
An introduction to finding and using images from Cornell's digital image collections and other visual resources.

Introduction to Photoshop
A hands-on introduction to image manipulation using the Adobe Photoshop CS3 software.

Schedule of upcoming Library workshops »

Research Guides

Research guides created by librarians explain how to find digital image resources, including those licensed or built by the Cornell University Library. The guides also offer software tools and tips for finding digital images efficiently and quickly.

Finding Images
A guide to accompany the Finding Images workshop.

Unexpected Images
A guide to finding images in text-based databases.

Other image-related guides
Online library guides developed for Cornell researchers.

Customized Consultations

VR Help
Schedule a one-on-one consultation with a trained visual resource specialist, who will provide guidance in using ARTstor, or in obtaining high-quality digital images.