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Artstor is a database containing a digital library with more than 2 million high-quality images licensed for educational use.  The images come from fields such as the arts, architecture, the humanities, and the sciences.  Artstor gathers its image collections from notable international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, artists and artists' estates.  Artstor also features tools to find, view, organize, share, and cite images.  

                                                                                          Image : Vermeer, Johannes. Girl with a Pearl Earring. c. 1665

How To Get Started with Artstor

In order to get started in Artstor, first you must access the database.  To do this, go to the the Newbury College Library website and select the "Databases" tab.  

Next, select "Artstor" from the alphabetical list of databases.  

‚ÄčOnce you have entered Artstor, you can choose to sign in at the top right before beginning your search.  Registering a personal  account and logging in enables you to:

  • save and organize images into image groups
  • download individual images or export whole images groups in batches, through the download to zip file or export to PowerPoint features
  • add notes to images
  • activate instructor-level privileges to organize and share image groups using folders 
  • download the free Offline Image Viewer software 

To learn more about how to find, view, organize, share, and cite images with Artstor see the tabs above.

For Artstor's support page with tutorials, click here

Artstor Overview Video Tutorial


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