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ARTstor: Finding, Viewing Images

Browsing for Images

You can browse the ARTstor contents by:

Collection - these are the museum and archives collections that are included in ARTstor

Classification - a list of 16 broad categories

~ Geography - a list of geographic regions, subdivided into countries 

~ Teaching Resources - a list of pre-selected groupings of images, arranged alphabetically by default. You can also sort by recently modified or using the subject tags on the left hand side of the screen.

Searching for Images

Keyword Search

~ Enter keyword(s) in the search box and hit return on your keyboard (It is not necessary to include "and" between keywords. Results will include all of your search terms.)

~ The search results will be returned as thumbnail images.

~ Refine your search by using the search box at the top of the screen. Enter another search term and check the box labeled search within results from the drop-down menu.

Advanced Search

~ Enter search terms combined with "and", "or", or "not".

~ Searches can be narrowed by Geography, Classification, Collection, or by date ranges.

Viewing Images

Results are displayed as image thumbnails with brief captions. 

  • Single-click an image thumbnail to see the larger image. You will also see information about the image, such as artist, title, date, and medium on the side of the screen.
  • Along with the larger image, you will be able to do things like add the image to a group, cite it, or download it. You can also zoom in on the image to see details.
  • Images can be sorted by Relevance, Title, Creator, Date, or Recently Added.

Presentation View

  • To view an image in presentation view, hover over the image and select the box with four arrows pointing toward each corner. 
  • You can zoom in on the image in presentation view. You can also compare images from your original search by choosing "compare" on the top right hand side of the screen.