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August 26, 2019

Browsing Artstor just got easier!

Great news for those who enjoy discovering unexpected new images in Artstor: We made some changes that make it easier to browse works by a single creator and images related to a specific subject!

Now, when you view an image record in Artstor, you can click the name in the creator field to search for other works by the same creator, such as the example below showing works by the photographer Pierre Louis Pierson.

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Pierre-Louis Pierson. Countess de Castiglione. 1895. Image and data courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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September 14, 2018

Artstor across disciplines: images for the humanities and social sciences

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Artstor’s global collections span time and cultures and provide a wonderful resource for teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences. Our “Artstor Across Disciplines” LibGuide outlines how Artstor’s collections can be used in over 20 disciplines, including American studies, religious studies, the history of medicine, women’s studies, and more.

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August 27, 2018

How do you browse millions of images?

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With nearly 2.5 million images making up 300 collections in Artstor–plus hundreds more public collections–where does one begin browsing in Artstor?

Browsing images may not seem like the best way to find an image, especially if you are looking for something specific. However, browsing allows you to serendipitously discover images you might not find with a more focused search. Next time you’re working in Artstor, try some of these techniques and see what you discover:

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August 22, 2018

Register for an Artstor user account

Maybe you’ve been searching and viewing images in Artstor, and even downloaded images from public collections, but you’d like to do more. Register for an account and you can–it’s easy!

Here’s what you get when you sign up

Registered users at subscribing institutions can download images from Artstor’s core collections of 2.5+ million images, save and organize these images into groups, export them to fully captioned PowerPoint presentations, and share the groups with students or collaborators.

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August 20, 2018

Easy citations from Artstor

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Writing a paper? You can use Artstor to easily generate citations in APA, Chicago, or MLA styles.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. View the image you would like to cite.
  2. Select the “Cite this item” button to the right of the image viewer.
  3. Click “Copy to clipboard” located underneath the citation style you are using.
  4. Paste the citation you just copied into your paper.

That’s it! Simple image citations with the click of a button.

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July 18, 2018

Upload your own images to Artstor with Personal Collections

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Did you know you can upload your own images to Artstor? You can then work with them seamlessly alongside our collections. Learn how on our support site to manage your presentations in one place and access them from anywhere.

You can also use your Personal Collection images to help your students study: Share the URL to your image groups–complete with your own images–via email or your course management software. Your students can then view the group and use Artstor’s built-in flashcard feature (also known as “quiz mode”) to study the images for exams.

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September 8, 2017

Artstor and copyright: a guide

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Did you know that Artstor does not own the rights to the images in our collections? When you search Artstor you may be viewing images from multiple sources with differing permitted uses. Some collections might even be from your own institution’s archives and available only to you!

To help you better understand how you can use the images you find, we’ve created a guide to copyright and image use in the Digital Library. Read on to learn about the different sources of images you’ve been working with, and consult our LibGuide to learn the finer details of working with these images.

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September 5, 2017

Summer round-up

Wurts Bros. (New York, N.Y.). 207th Street and Perry Avenue; Street Brendan's Parochial School, view classroom. ca. 1924. Museum of the City of New York

Wurts Bros. (New York, N.Y.). 207th Street and Perry Avenue; Street Brendan’s Parochial School, view classroom. ca. 1924. Museum of the City of New York

Many of us are starting the fall semester this week—and a lucky few have already started—so we thought it would be helpful to review the many changes that took place over the summer.

In May, those of you with registered Artstor accounts received emails alerting you that instructor notes were permanently retired and citations and saved details were temporarily retired.

We released the new site in July. By now you may have noticed its cleaner, more modern design, and the many new features we added or streamlined. The initial release in July included the following changes:

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