Searching ARTstor

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What is 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.

        

 

ARTstor Images

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Your Turn!

  • Click the Classifications link located on the left side of the page.
  • Click the > arrow next to Humanities and Social Studies. (This may take a moment to load)
  • Click Canada

            

 

ARTstor Images

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

               

ARTstor Images

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What is the date of the oldest image in this collection?

 

 

ARTstor Images

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  • Navigate back to the main page by clicking on Home in the upper left corner of the page

    

ARTstor Images

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ARTstor allows you to see how much content is available within each classification.

Your Turn!

  • Select Classification on the left side of the page
  • Notice the number in parentheses next to each category. This is the number of images associated with each topic.


ARTstor Images

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How many images has the Humanities and Social Sciences topic? (Choose 1 out of the following 4 choices)

ARTstor Images

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  •  Return to the main page by clicking Home

   

Locate Images

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For your research paper, you are interested in locating images of jewelry from ancient Greece.

            

Locate Images

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  • On the left side of the page, select Geography.
  • Click on the > arrow next to Greece. (This may take a moment to load)
  • Click on Fashion, Costume and Jewelry
  • From the Sort drop-down menu select Date

                 

Locate Images

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  • Locate this image:  Ring and seal c. 2700-1450 BCE
  • Click on the image to view more details.
          

Locate Images

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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 an 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 by clicking on the logo in in the upper left corner of the page.

 

Search for Images

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

  • In the first search box, enter France
  • Keep "In any field"
  • In the second search box, enter revolution
  • Keep "In any field"
  • Locate Date
  • In the Start Date field enter 1779 CE
  • In the End Date field enter 1810 CE
  • Click on the Search in the bottom right corner

Search for Images

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  • Navigate to the second page of images, by using the red arrow at the top right of the page.
  • Locate the image  Oath of the Tennis Court.
  • Click on the image for more details.

             

Search for Images

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Using the information on the page, answer the following question.

Who owns the copyright to this image?

View Images (Zooming and Panning)

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To Zoom in on this image, click on the magnifying glass with the + symbol.

To Zoom Out, click on the next button to the right. (The magnifying glass with the - sign)

                    

Move the image around with the mouse until you locate the man standing on the desk in the center of the image.

View Images (Zooming and Panning)

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What is on top of the papers on the desk next to the man?

Locate Images using Subject Headings

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Locate Images using Subject Headings

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For your research paper, you have chosen to focus on Mardi Gras parades in the American South. You need to locate images that are appropriate to your topic that are available in ARTstor.

  • On the upper left side, under the Search box, click the Advanced Search link

            

 

Locate Images using Subject Headings

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Now you are ready to enter the keywords for your new search.

  •  In the first search box enter "mardi gras”
    (the quotes will indicate an exact phrase)
  • In the second search box enter parade
  • Under Geography scroll through the list and select United States
  • Click Search

 

Locate Images using Subject Headings

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Your Turn!

  • On the left side of the page under the words Filtered Search select Photographs under classifications
  • Click on the first result "Dense crowd of people. . ."

             

Locate Images using Subject Headings

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Your Turn!

  • To the right of the image you will see the Image Details
  • Scroll down to see the Subject field and review the subject entries.
  • If you want to find related images, looking at the subject headings is a great way to find search terms.
  • Using the information listed on this page, answer the following question.

Locate Images using Subject Headings

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Which of these is NOT one of the subjects listed in the image details?

Citing Images

Unfortunately, the new ARTstor platform has retired their citation tool. There should be a new citation tool in the near future.

In the meantime check out this link for more information on how to cite art from the database

 

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 link.

Using ARTstor Images and Copyright

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In the frame on the right, scroll down to item 4, Permitted Uses of the Content

  • Read 4.1 Permitted Uses

 

Using ARTstor Images and Copyright

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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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In the frame on the right, scroll down to item 5, Prohibited Uses of Content

  • Read 5.1 Prohibited Uses

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?