Searching ARTstor

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Introduction

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.

Go to ARTstor

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.

Off-campus users:

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

ARTstor Images

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Beneath the Browse section, click the Featured Groups link.

  • Click the + icon next to Interdisciplinary Topics.

  • Double click the Native American Studies link.

  • Click on Sort by drop-down menu at the top of the screen
  • Select: Sort by Date


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.

 

ARTstor Images

2 of 3Using your Browser back arrow, go back to the Interdisciplinary Topics page 

Double click on American Studies

Which of the following kinds of images are not present in the American Studies image collection? 


 

ARTstor Images

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Go back to the ARTstor main page by following these directions:  

  • On the top banner, select the History pull-down menu
  • Select Welcome Page
  • Underneath the Browse section, select the Classification option

Which topic has the most images in the Classification section? (Choose 1 out of the following 4 choices)

 

Locate Images

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.

  • On the home page, beneath the Browse option, select Geography.
  • Click on the + icon next to Greece.  
  • Double click:  Fashion, Costume and Jewelry

Use the drop-down menu next to Sort by and select:  Date

Locate this image:  Gold Signet Ring: Hunting Scene  

  • Double click the image.
  • Click on the Show Data  icon  below the image. 

Answer the question below.

What information is not available for this image?

 

Search for Images

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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 top banner, select the History pull-down menu

  • Select Welcome Page

On the left, under the Search box, click on the Advanced Search link

  • In the first search box, enter: France

  • In the second search box, enter:  revolution

  • Under the Search by Date or Date Range, enter:

      From: 1779 CE(AD)   To:  1810 CE(AD)

  • Click on the Search button.

Search for Images

2 of 2On the first page of images, locate the image:  Oath of the Tennis Court.

More details:     

  • Double click the image 
  • Click on the Show Data  icon below the image

Who owns the copyright to this image?

View Images (Zooming and Panning)

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?




Locate Images using Subject Headings

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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:

  • Close the image viewer pop-up window. .
  • On the upper right hand side, under the Search box, click the Advanced Search link.
  • Click on the Clear button at the bottom of the pop-up window. 

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

Next step:

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:

United States

Click on the Search button.

Locate Images using Subject Headings

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On the first page of images, click on the title of the image: 
Refugee family.....

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

Click on the Search button.

How many images did you retrieve?

Locate Images using Subject Headings

3 of 3Searching by Subject headings is a useful searching technique.  However, not all images have Subject headings.

Click on the title of the image: Black family...

What is another Subject entry for this image?

Citing Images

In this section you will learn how to properly cite images from the ARTstor database and the legal uses of images.

ARTstor Citation Information

1 of 3In order to view and capture the ARTstor citation information, the first task is to select two images to cite.

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

ARTstor Citation Information

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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.

  • Select both images by checking the box above each image.

At the top of the Saved citations page you have four export/ save options:

  • Email citations
  • Directly export citations  to EndNote, ProCite, or Reference Manager
  • Directly export citations to RefWorks
  • View and save citations  Select a Format

More details

 

 

ARTstor Citation Information

3 of 3At the top of the citation pop-up window,  next to View and Save Citations, use the drop-down menu to select: in printer-friendly format. 

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?

Create Chicago Manual of Style Citations for ARTstor Images

Please read the linked information about elements to include in a citation for an ARTstor image.  Citing Images

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. 

Examples:

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?

 

Using ARTstor Images and Copyright

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You are allowed to use ARTstor images for educational and scholarly uses, such as embedding an image in a research paper or for a class presentation. 

Copying images to include in a book or any commercial use is prohibited.

Using ARTstor Images and Copyright

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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:

  • Examples of permitted uses

  • Examples of prohibited uses

Which of the following would be an example of a permitted use of an ARTstor image?

Using ARTstor Images and Copyright

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More Practice

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?