A look at the resource Presented by the ULM Library Reference Department
Session Overview • What *IS* it, exactly? • What can I use it for? • What does it do? • Here’s how it works • Getting to it from home • Questions?
What *IS* It, Exactly? • ARTstor is a searchable collection of images from museums, libraries, photographers, artists, artists’ estates, private collections, and other institutionsfrom around the world • Topics represented in the collection include art, architecture, archeology, culture, history, literature, social sciences, and sciences • Don’t think it’s just paintings and photographs, though – there are artifacts as well, like sculpture, tribal masks, and clothing
What Can I Use It For? • You can use the images for teaching, reports, research, and presentations (enhancements!) • You can upload and organize your own images AND sound files, adding to the collections • You can create and organize custom collections • You can share collections or keep them private • You can download and print images from ARTstor • There are also subject guides created by ARTstorthat focus on a variety of topics, eras, and disciplines
What Does It Do? • ARTstorallows you to browse by collection, classification, or geography • You can keyword search as well • Results can be sorted and/or narrowed by geography, date range, or classification • It also allows you to zoom in and pan on images, for greater detail • It provides detailed info, including citations, for every image (so you can document images you use)
Here’s How It Works In order to access the database, you’ll need to start with the Library’s homepage – so that’s where we’ll start, so you can see ARTSTOR in action: http://www.ulm.edu/library
Getting To It From Home • Most of the Library’s electronic resources can be accessed remotely – that is, from places other than campus or the Library – via the website • However, in order to use the resources, you’ll have to login • Your login information is very simple: • Username: Campus Wide ID (CWID) • Password: MMYY • ARTstor is one of the resources that can be accessed from off-campus
Thanks for your attendance! Remember, if you need research help, all you have to do is ask the librarians. You can… Visit the Reference Desk, Library 1st floor Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Call us at (318) 342-1071