Searching, browsing & organizing images
Searching & browsing
Two search modes provide you flexibility in searching for images in the Artstor Digital Library:
- A Keyword Search will search all data fields for every image in the Artstor Digital Library. You can search for multiple words or for exact phrases if you enclose search terms in quotation marks. You may also use wildcards such as *, $, or ? to broaden your search. Learn more search tips in our Online Help.
- The Advanced Search helps you limit or filter your search by field, date parameters, collection, classification, or geography.
Another way to discover Artstor content is by browsing. Browsing allows you to navigate through Artstor's categories to find images of interest. Three browse options are available:
- Browsing by Collection allows you to view all the collections in Artstor. Each collection is subdivided by categories based on the content of the collection.
- Browsing by Classification subdivides the Artstor Digital Library into sixteen broad classifications, including "Architecture and city planning", "Decorative arts", "Drawings and watercolors", "Maps, charts and graphs", and "Graphic design and illustration." Each classification can be sorted further by geography.
- Browsing by Geography allows you to focus on works created by an artist from a specific country or, in the case of architecture, the location of the work. Each county or region is further subdivided by object classification.
As you become familiar with searching and browsing, you may want to combine these techniques to further refine your browse or search results.
You can learn more about searching and browsing in our Online Help.
As you find images that interest you, Artstor offers the ability to save them into groups. The image group utility within the Artstor Digital Library allows you to gather, organize, share, review, edit, print, or present your chosen images. Image groups are accessible from anywhere you can log in to the Artstor Digital Library.
Image groups are always saved into folders. When creating or opening a group to view, you must first specify the folder in which the group resides. All registered users are given a folder called "My work folder" where they can save multiple image groups. Users with instructor-level privileges may create additional folders that can be accessed by students or colleagues.
Folders can be configured in two ways: you can password-protect your folder, limiting access to students or colleagues with this password; or, you may freely share a folder with all registered users at your institution. Additionally, you may share write access (editing capability) with a colleague or student helping with a class.
Learn more about organizing images in our Online Help.