Searching Overview

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

Keyword Search

You can use the Keyword Search feature to run a basic search for items 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 found near the upper left. Enter […]

Advanced Search

NEW in Artstor – construct an Advanced search without entering any keywords! Begin an Advanced Search For more control over your search, use the Advanced Search feature. The link to launch an Advanced Search is found directly under the keyword search box on any page (except the Detail page). Construct your search in the advanced […]


About Browsing in the NEW Artstor Digital Library Browsing allows you to find images in the Digital Library without using a specific search term.  Choose a collection type or category as a starting point for your research. Browse Artstor Content By Collection By Geography By Classification Browse Teaching Resources Browse Institutional and Personal Content Institutional […]

Filtered Search

Filtered Search allows you to further refine your search results by collection type, Artstor classification, geographic area or country, and date range by using the filtering search panel on the left side of your search results page. Apply filters: Run a keyword or advanced search. The results will be returned as thumbnails with a filtered […]

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. *QTVR and 3D files are temporarily unavailable on the new Artstor platform. Icon Media Type Search term Panoramas qtvr 3D 3d […]

Search for Creative Commons Zero content

**Please see our current issues page for locating this content (10/16/17)** 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 […]

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 […]


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