How do I find images?

The John Johnson Collection is a rich image resource. In the last few years, we have improved our access to the iconographic content of the material, increasingly indexing images using Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials and Iconclass.

This table enables you to check what has been catalogued and digitised.

You can find images in the following ways:

  • Through our online catalogue (c. 9,000 images). The online catalogue now has thumbnails accompanying the records. The images are standard jpegs.
  • Through the John Johnson Collection: an archive of printed ephemera (ProQuest) (67,754 documents resulting in 174,196 images). Images are available as Flash (with pan, zoom and rotate), JPEGs (includes view with scale and hit-highlighting) and PDFs. Images can be saved to lightboxes which can be downloaded and emailed. This project is free to all within the UK. Outside the UK it is available through institutional subscription only. Free trials can be requested by institutions.
  • Through our Projects. The VADS project (Political Cartoons and Trades and Professions Prints) has a Lightbox facility. Digital Bodleian (Board Games and Writing Blanks, and 18th Century Entertainment) enables images to be zoomed, saved in 'collections', downloaded, tweeted and emailed).
  • Through our image galleries.
  • Through our online exhibitions.

In all cases, single copies of these images can be downloaded for research only. You may not reproduce them without the permission of the Bodleian Library.

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