FAQs about Image Collections

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Why won't the database open on LUNA Browser?
The most common problem we have found is that researchers are using a secured wireless connection to the internet. If you can access the Browser with an ethernet connection, you should have no problems. The security built into many academic wireless systems will not allow the Browser to work.

2. Why can't I find an image that I know is in the JCB?
We have made an effort to include only American images, leaving out a wealth of great images in the Archive of Early American Images. If the image is about the East Indies or Africa, for example, or is on navigation, it will not be included. Maps have been included in the Map Collection. We aim to include all the maps, whether of the Americas or not, in the John Carter Brown Library, although this collection is still in the process of being compiled and maps are being added monthly.

3. Why can't I find images on a specific topic?
We have tried to be consistant in describing images and we have tried to use as many words that can be searched. We would suggest thinking of as many words as possible in looking for a subject. Every word of the extensive bibliographical and descriptive information provided with each image is searchable. Using a word in the plural would limit your search to only plural results. Using "cradleboard," for example, instead of "cradl