Library Research Guide
Artstor is a digital image library of collections contributed by museums, associations, libraries, and archives. Files can be saved and downloaded for educational purposes.
The first time you use Artstor, you need to create an account. To download images, use your Artstor work folder, and create image groups, you must be logged into your Artstor account. Also, make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off. Artstor uses pop up windows.
The left side of the ARTstor search screen includes options for keyword searching and for browsing.
Browsing is presented as a series of drop-down menus and options include by classification, collection, or geography.
Try typing an artist's name, the title of an artwork, or a movement in art into the search box
The advanced search offers greater flexibility—if you do not see this option, click on the Artstor logo (top left) to return to the main search screen. Below Search you will see the Advanced Search option.
On the Flickr photo-sharing website users can upload and tag photos. Flickr gives users control over what is public or private, and how their photos can and cannot be used by others. To view only those images that are licensed by Creative Commons, use Flickr's Advanced Search.
It can be a challenge to find images that can ethically be used in publications and presentations. Keep this advice in mind as you search for images: