ARTstor Digital LibraryPosted: October 28, 2013
ARTstor is much more than great, high resolution images of art works. It’s a fabulous resource for many topics and can help you jazz up your paper or presentation. Here are some examples:
For your costume class you can find fashion images:
For a class on U.S. history, civil rights, sociology or African American history, you can find relevant images:
For an anthropology class, you might find this image useful:
For a class in biology or natural history, these images might fill the bill:
For a class in Political Science, perhaps this might be visual that says it all:
For Women’s History or Military History, you might need a picture of Eleanor Rigby – Lieutenant Commander Eleanor G. Rigby, that is.
Or you just might want to browse through a few cartoons from The New Yorker:
The bottom line is this: images can help you make your point. They can make your paper or power point look better. They can sometimes even get you a better grade.
And using images from the ARTstor database is smart for a number of reasons:
- There are 1.5 million to choose from.
- You can use them in papers, power point presentations or any time you need visuals.
- The images are very high resolution.
- Each image has metadata which means you can easily get the correct creator, title, date, size, place where the image is held, who to contact for publication rights and sometimes even annotations that add an explanation and context to the image.
Find ARTstor in the Databases A-Z list on the Libraries home page.
A help page for using ARTstor has video tutorials and other materials to help you get the most about of the database.