Database of the Month: Artstor Digital Library
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IMAGES TELL STORIES, FIND STORYTELLING IMAGES USING ARTSTOR DIGITAL LIBRARY
A picture is worth a thousand words, and we all know the value of using images in our social media, presentations, and even essays. But how do we search for and find the best images? Take advantage of Artstor Digital Library and know how.
The Artstor Digital Library is a resource containing nearly 300 collections, over 2 million images from the world's museums, archives, libraries, scholars, and artists. Use Artstor to find images for papers, presentations, and study in the humanities. Artstor Digital Library makes available high-qualities images for download, along with tools for exporting images into PowerPoint and creating citations.
Not sure what you are looking for? Artstor has an impressive list of collections available for browsing, including content from Art Institute of Chicago, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, the Getty Institute, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Illustrated Bartsch, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Walters Art Museum. However, Artstor’s collections go well beyond the history of art. For starters, explore the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC), The National Gallery, London, The Vesalius Anatomical Illustrations Collection and The World War I and II Posters and Postcards Collection.
ARTSTOR QUICKSTART GUIDE
- How to download an image
- How to improve your research
- How to cite a resource from Artstor
- Take a look to the Permitted and Prohibited Uses
- Usage for a classroom presentation
- Training videos
- More information on Artstor support page