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In this tutorial, you will learn how to find images using the UA library database, ARTstor.
ARTstor is a repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data from libraries, museums, and institutions throughout the world. The digital image collections are searchable and are multidisciplinary in nature.
In the UA Library website on the right, place your cursor over the Search & Find tab and choose:
Articles & Databases
Under Find Databases by TITLE, click on A, and scroll through the list to select ARTstor.
Enter your UA NetID and password in order to connect.
You are now in ARTstor
Note! You do not need to log-in or register to the ARTstor database
Click on the right arrow below to move forward in the tutorial
Beneath the Browse section, click the Featured Groups link.
What is the date of the oldest image in this collection?
Hint: Click on the image label to view more details about this image, including the date.
Double click on American Studies
Which of the following kinds of images are not present in the American Studies image collection?
Go back to the ARTstor main page by following these directions:
Which topic has the most images in the Classification section? (Choose 1 out of the following 4 choices)
For your research paper, you are interested in locating images of jewelry from ancient Greece.
In ARTstor you decide to begin your search using the Browse function.
Use the drop-down menu next to Sort by and select: Date
Locate this image: Gold Signet Ring: Hunting Scene
Answer the question below.
What information is not available for this image?
For your research topic, you need to locate and interpret an image that portrays a historical event. You have chosen to find images created at the time of the French Revolution (1779-1799).
Go back to the ARTstor main page:
On the left, under the Search box, click on the Advanced Search link
From: 1779 CE(AD) To: 1810 CE(AD)
Who owns the copyright to this image?
Close the pop-up window with the image information.
Double click on the image of the Grenadiers
This opens up the Image Viewer window.
To enlarge this image, click on the Zoom In button in the lower right banner below the image. (The button with the + sign)
To Zoom Out, click on the next button to the right. (The button with the - sign)
To the right of these buttons, are buttons that help you navigate the image with your mouse
Click the zoom mode button
Click on a point center-right area of the image where there is a group of soldiers. Keep zooming in until the group of people is more easily seen.
Click on the Pan Mode button to use your mouse to move across to the other side of the image.
Locate the two men on horses to the left of the soldiers on foot.
To return the image to the original thumbnail, click on the Reset button next to the Zoom Out button.
In this image, there are three men in the lower front who are sitting down. What is the man on the right-hand side doing?
For your research paper, you have chosen to focus on family life during the U.S. Civil War. You need to locate images that are appropriate to your topic that are available in ARTstor.
Do this first:
Now you are ready to enter the keywords for your new search.
First search box, enter: “civil war” (the quotes will indicate an exact phrase)
Second search box, enter: famil*
(the truncation symbol * means that all words with ‘famil’ as a root word will be selected, such as family, families.)
Next to the second search box, click on the drop-down menu and select:
in Title only
To the right of the search boxes are three categories of limiters: Geography, Classifications, Collections.
In the Geography section, use the scroll bar to move down the list to select:
Click on the Search button.
On the first page of images, click on the title of the image:
Note: Click on the title not the image
In the pop-up window, note the first column of the chart labeled Field.
In the Subject field, review the subject entries.
Copy the first subject entry:
United States--Civil War, 1861-1865—Civilians
Close the pop-up window.
Select Advanced Search
Click on the Clear button to clear out the previous search.
Paste the Subject entry into the first Search box:
United States--Civil War, 1861-1865—Civilians
How many images did you retrieve?
Click on the title of the image: Black family...
What is another Subject entry for this image?
In this section you will learn how to properly cite images from the ARTstor database and the legal uses of images.
On the ARTstor home page (welcome page), go to the Browse section and click the Featured Groups link.
Click the + icon next to Interdisciplinary Topics.
Double click the American Studies link.
This will lead to a page with thumbnails of images in this collection.
In the banner above the images, click on the Sort by drop-down menu and select Date
This will sort the images by earliest dates first.
Select these two images by clicking on each image once:
Join or Die by Benjamin Franklin
Paul Revere by John Singleton Copley
On the ARTstor navigation bar at the top, click Tools > Save citations for selected images.
A message will appear below the toolbar: “Citations for selected images were saved”
Click on the Tools drop-down menu and select:
View and export citations
A pop-up window will open displaying the image thumbnails and citation information.
At the top of the Saved citations page you have four export/ save options:
Note: In order to view the citation information, another tab in your browser will open. You will need to toggle back and forth to this tab to follow instructions and to answer the question below.
In the pop-up Save/Print window, select: Open with [your Browser, such as FireFox]
Click OK and close the pop-up window.
The exported citations will be displayed on another tab in your web browser. From here you can print the page or copy and paste the citation information into a Word document.
Don't close this tab. The information will be used to answer the following questions.
Using the citation information for Join or die, what is the date of this image?
For a Chicago Manual of Style citation, include these elements:
Creator/Author(s) last name, first name. Title of work (in italics). Date of image. Publication information for the source.
Chardin, Jean Baptiste Siméon. Kitchen Maid. 1740. ARTstor. http://www.artstor.org/
David, Jacques-Louis. Oath of the Tennis Court. 1791. ARTstor. http://www.artstor.org/
From the citation examples above, what would be the first element of the citation for the image, Paul Revere?
Copying images to include in a book or any commercial use is prohibited.
In this activity, a new browser tab will open. You will need to toggle back and forth between the browser tabs to view these instructions.
Scroll to the bottom of the ARTstor page you are currently viewing and click on the Terms and Conditions link.
In the frame on the right, select: Permitted Uses
Scroll to the bottom of this page and read these sections:
Which of the following would be an example of a permitted use of an ARTstor image?
You are creating a web page for your class project. You locate an image in ARTstor that would be perfect to use on your web page. What must you do to make sure that you are not illegally using an ARTstor image?
What did you think of this tutorial?