ARTstor Image Resources for Humanities V

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 14th, 2008

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

In Hum. V? Looking for inspiration for your Renaissance art research project?  Deciding which artist/painting combination to write about?  Try ARTstor!

What is it? – ARTstor is an image database containing nearly one million images.  (We have other databases, such as Oxford Art Online, ProQuest & JSTOR, to help with artists biographical information & art analysis.)

How do I use it? – Visit the library web site & select ARTstor from the list of databases.  You can search by keyword, such as artist’s name or title of work.

(The ARTstor search page with detail below)

Now, browse the results for inspiration:

Too much?  Overwhelmed?  For a smaller selection of images, try the advanced search mode and add another keyword:

(Select “Advanced Search” from the pull-down menu to bring up the window shown below.)

(You’ve gone from 171 entries to 8 by adding one additional keyword.)

Once you’ve found your inspiration, consider using these other library online databases for biographical and analytical information: Oxford Art Online, ProQuest, and JSTOR.

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