Advanced Search

Begin an Advanced Search For more control over your search, use the Advanced Search feature, beginning from any page in the digital library. To begin an Advanced Search from the front page of the Digital Library, click Advanced Search beneath the Keyword Search box in the upper left corner. On a search results page, click […]

Finding Images

There are two main methods of finding images in ARTstor: searching or browsing.

Keyword Search

You can use the Keyword Search feature to run a basic search for images from any location in the Digital Library. On the front page of the Digital Library, the Keyword Search box is located in the upper left corner. On a search results page, the Keyword Search box is located in the upper right […]

Search Notes

Search notes After adding Personal, Instructor or Student notes, you may perform keyword searches on your text. Please note: It takes a couple of hours before new text entries are indexed and available for searching. 1. Log in to your Artstor account. 2. Go to the navigation menu and click Find > Search notes. 3. […]

Searching Overview

Overview To search for images in the Digital Library, you can either conduct a Keyword Search or Advanced Search To narrow down your search results, learn more about Faceted Search Using Wildcards You can also, Search your notes Save searches Search by media type  


Browsing allows you to find images in the Digital Library without using a specific search term.  You can browse Digital Library collections by geography, Artstor classification, or collection. You can also use Browse to find images Artstor is featuring as teaching resources, images you or another user have previously saved and organized into image groups […]

Faceted Search

Faceted Search allows you to further filter your search results by collection type, Artstor classification, geographical area or country, and date range by using the faceted search panel on the left hand side of the search results page. To use faceted search: Run a keyword search. The results will be returned as thumbnails with a […]

Using Wildcards

You can use the following wildcards to help build your search: Definition Example Wildcards underscore (_) The underscore (_) can represent any one character. m_net will retrieve “monet”, “manet”, etc. asterisk (*) The asterisk (*) can represent zero, one, or several characters. ren* will retrieve “rene”, “reni”, “renoir”, “rendering”, “renaissance”, etc. dollar sign ($) The […]

Save Searches

You can save search parameters so you can run the same search again in future. To save a search: Log into your Artstor account. Perform a search (keyword, advanced, or faceted). In the upper right area on the thumbnail page of search results, there will be an option to Save this search. Click Save this […]

Search by Media Type

You can find several non-image media types in the Artstor Workspace, including panoramas (QTVRs), 3D objects, audio, video, and PDF. Use the search terms below in Keyword searches or Advanced searches to find them. Icon Media Type Search term Panoramas qtvr 3D 3d Audio mp3 Video mov PDF pdf

Search for Creative Commons Zero content

Artstor offers many CC0-tagged files in the Digital Library. CC0 is the “no copyright reserved” option in the Creative Commons Toolkit. To search for CC0 content, use the keyword search box and enter “creative commons zero”. Or, use the Advanced Search box and use the same keywords, along with further selections, to narrow your results. […]

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