Artstor: Interface Update

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 16th, 2015

Artstor, a library purchased database of over 1.8 million digital art images, recently updated its top page.

To visit the art library, please click on “Enter Artstor Digital Library.”.


“Artstor Homepage.” Artstor. Web. 9 Apr. 2015. .



Dear Latin 1,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian December 9th, 2014

Great to see you yesterday!

As you recall from your research guide, when looking for modern images  ARTstor and  Britannica Image Quest (both purchased by the library) as well as the Digital Public Library of America and Europeana (both free-on-the-web sources) should be quite useful.

For your narrative, do consider the Oxford Art Online database and the mythology/Roman history titles found within the library’s Gale Virtual Reference Collection.  

Also in the guide to assist with narratives, as recommended by a fellow clever student, is the JSTOR scholarly journal archive.  🙂

Good luck in your research & do be in touch with any research questions!  Ms. Sanborn


Your (Top 3) Favorite Digital Library Collections

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 28th, 2013

The most heavily used digital collection this academic year was ebrary, with over 18,000 eBooks viewed.

Next up, and not far off in popularity, was ARTstor, with almost 15,000 searches.

And finally, the Ebsco suite of digital products collectively were searched over 6,700 times.

Way to research, Big Red!  The Library loves to support your academic interests, research and curriculum needs.


Ancient eBook: digital image by L. Laughy using background texture by Lenabem-Anna available under this Creative Commons license.

New Research Guides: Latin 2 and Latin Review

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 17th, 2013

Now on the Library site is a new research guide in support of the Latin 2, Caesar’s Resume Project.

Also new on the Library site is an updated research guide in support of the Latin Review, Ancient Mythology in Art Project.

Spotlight on:  The ARTstor and Oxford Art tab within this last guide.  This tab details the steps to collect images from ARTstor and swiftly import them, direct from the ARTstor database, into Powerpoint.  ARTstor has an excellent video tutorial of this process.


ARTstor Mobile

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 10th, 2013

The ARTstor website is optimized for compatibility with iOS devices. Once you have registered with ARTstor using your SPS email address the ARTstor Mobile site will load automatically when you visit the ARTstor website using the Safari browser on your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch runing iOS 2, 3 and 4.  You may begin at the Library site, ARTstor’s direct link (if on campus), or via if you are off the grounds.

ARTstor mobile has the following features:

  • Search – Search the Digital Library’s 1,400,000+ images by keyword.
  • Browse – Browse ARTstor images by Collection, Classification, Geography, or Featured Groups.
  • View – View search results in list form and tap to enlarge, rotate, or open attached image data.
  • Flashcard view – Study or quiz yourself.
  • Open image groups – Open and view previously assembled groups of images.

Have a Droid?  ARTstor recently announced the availability of its (beta) Droid app.

For additional information please contact Lura Sanborn, Reference Librarian, and/or consult the ARTstor Mobile site.


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