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ArtStor FAQ

How do I use ArtStor?

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What is ARTstor?

ARTstor is an online resource that includes approximately 300,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology. It provides viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating both online and offline presentation. It is available solely for educational and scholarly uses that noncommercial in nature.

How do I access ARTstor?

ARTstor links are available in several places throughout the SVC Libraries website. Go to the SVC Libraries home page and click on the Search Databases drop-down list.  

How do I set up an ARTstor user account?

To register, go to the ARTstor Welcome Page. Click on the "Register" button on the right-hand side of the Welcome Page. A Registration Form will open, prompting you to enter a valid email address and a password of your choice. When you are done, click on the "Register" button and you will automatically be registered and logged onto your new account. From this point forward, whenever you return to ARTstor, you can log onto your account by clicking the "Logon" button immediately below the "Register" button on the Welcome Page.


How do I access my class folder in ARTstor?

If your professor has instructed you to register to an ARTstor Shared Folder, you will first need to register for an ARTstor account. Once you have logged onto your account, go to the "Tools" toolbar button and select "Access Shared Folder".

This will open a Registration Form that prompts you to enter your name and a password for the shared folder provided by your Instructor. Once you have finished filling in the form, click on the "Register" button to confirm your registration.

Now you can access that Shared Folder by going to the "View Image Groups" menu on the Welcome Page. Use the first drop-down menu to select the Shared Folder to which you are registered, then use the second drop-down to choose the Image Group that you wish to view. 

How do I learn how to use ARTstor?

ARTstor's Online Help Index is available by going to the "Help" toolbar button in the top navigation bar and selecting the "ARTstor Help" option. ARTstor also offers online training that uses both recorded and live training sessions for students and instructors on all aspects of using ARTstor.

I have more questions...

Detailed information on using ARTstor is available by clicking on the "Help" toolbar button in the top navigation bar and selecting the "ARTstor Help" option. 

The following links also provide additional information about accessing and using ArtStor:

For additional assistance, contact SVC Libraries Reference Services or Technical Services