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Using Artstor to Find Images

Getting started with Artstor Digital Library

The Artstor Digital Library is a resource containing over 2 million images from the world's museums, archives, libraries, scholars, and artists. 

There are tools for sharing images, curating groups of images, downloading them directly into powerpoint presentations, and comparing and contrasting images.

This guide provides directions on how to:

  • Finding images in Artstor
  • Viewing images in Artstor
  • Using Artstor images in papers

Register for an account

You must register for an account to use many of Artstor’s features. Images in Artstor come from a wide range of sources, and many of them are under copyright. Registered accounts ensure that we meet our agreements with image contributors and protect their content, and also enable you to assembled personalized content like image groups.

Click on the database link in the box above to register for an Artstor account. Log into the database using your library account (NUID and the password you created). From the Artstor home page, click “register” in the upper right corner and enter your information. 

Watch the video below for more information.

Fine Arts Librarian

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Tammi Owens