ARTstor is a database of images, including fine art, photography, architecture, sculpture, jewels and other artifacts, ancient art and indigenous art and artisanal works.
Please keep in mind that some of the images in ARTstor are copyrighted, and all of them are made available under a Terms of Service that prohibits certain kinds of use even if the original artworks themselves are in the public domain. For more information, see Permitted & Prohibited uses.
Permissible uses include educational uses:
Always cite your source!
If you are unfamiliar with accessing the college's research databases or entering your college login, review How To Access Library Databases.
Pay attention to instructions on cookies, setting screen resolution and disabling pop-up blockers.
There is a basic search box on the ARTstor main page.
To get to Advanced Search: Go to the ARTstor main page and go to the menu at the top, click Find, and then select Advanced Search.
Enter your keywords in the search boxes just as you do in Basic Search.
More Advanced Search features:
Click the Search box when you have entered all your information and want to see your search results.
At the top of the page you can navigate forward and back pages in your search results, and also sort your results by:
Filtering options appear on the left side of the page. You can filter your search results by:
To view the full-sized image and image information, double-click it.
Then, to view image information click the little i button underneath the full-sized image.
Images in your search results list display as thumbnails (miniature images) on the right side of the page.
To enlarge an image, double-click on it. It will pop up in a new window. (If this window does not appear, check to see if your browser is blocking pop-ups.)
Please note: If you need to request accommodations with content linked to on this guide, on the basis of a disability, please contact Disability Services by emailing them at Disability.Services@esc.edu. Requests for accommodations should be submitted as early as possible to allow for sufficient planning. If you have questions, please visit the disability services website http://www.esc.edu/disabilityservices.