Use advanced search when you know what you are looking for. Select one or several keywords, such as an artist’s name or a specific work, and choose which metadata fields you would like to search (default is to search all fields).
If you are looking for works from a specific period and location, you can conduct an advanced search without keywords and limit by date, geography, and classification. For example, if you are looking for paintings from the Italian Renaissance, you could conduct the following search:
The search results will include all the paintings in Artstor created by Italian artists between 1400 and 1600. You can link to your search results by copying the URL for the search from your browser's address bar. The URL for this search would be: http://library.artstor.org/#/search/*;startDate=1400;endDate=1600;geography=1000080;classification=401010
Groups allow any registered user to save items to share, export, and add descriptive information. You can create, edit, and delete your Private or Institutional groups.
Professor John Lear has created and shared several image groups for this course. To access these image groups, follow these steps:
The detail page and fullscreen viewer allow you to open an item in a larger window, view its metadata, work closely with an image using the zoom, pan, rotate, or listen to audio or play a video. You can also download the item, and save an item to a group from the detail page.
A citation can be generated from the detail page for any asset in the Artstor Digital Library. Options for citation styles are MLA, APA and Chicago style. However, you may need to adjust or revise the resulting citation to make sure it is in the proper format. See the box below for further information.
Works of art are sources in the same way that texts are sources. This means that you need to include artwork in your "Works Cited" list and to reference artwork in in-text parenthetical citations.
Follow the general MLA guidelines for art, then add in additional information about online access.
Artist. Title of Work. Date of Composition or N.d. Medium. Dimensions. Collection. City where located. URL. Date accessed.
The citation generator within Artstor provides the following:
Kahlo, Frida. Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird. 1940. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/ARTSTOR_103_41822000977668
Note that this is incomplete. You need italicize the title of the work. You also need to add in additional information, which you can get from the detail page within Artstor. Here is the full citation in MLA style:
Kahlo, Frida. Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird. 1940. Oil on masonite. 40x60cm. University of Texas at Austin. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/ARTSTOR_103_41822000977668. Accessed September 11, 2018.
Your in-text citations need to be keyed to your "Works Cited" list.
The first time you cite the image, provide the artist's surname and the full title:
(Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird)
If you are citing no other works by Kahlo that begin with "Self-Portrait," you can shorten subsequent in-text citations to just:
However, if you are citing more than one "Self-Portrait," then continue to use the full title.