Skip to main content

ART101 - Understanding Art: Using ARTstor Image Database

Use ARTstor

Creating an ArtSTOR account

ARTstor FAQs

Why can't I save an image in ARTstor?
You must create a free account and login to your account to save images in ARTstor. You can still search ARTstor without an account.

Why won't an image open when I click on it?
There are a couple of things that can cause this problem. The suggestions below fix most of them.

  • For Firefox: see https://support.artstor.org/hc/en-us/articles/360021201754-Optimizing-your-browser-for-Artstor under the heading "Set Artstor as a Trusted Site."
  • Use a supported browser. Those are listed at ARTstor Support: System Requirements.

Why can't I find the image I want in ARTstor?
Although ARTstor includes about a million images, not all works of art are included in ARTstor. Don't give up if you don't find a specific work on your first search, though! The search terms you use make a difference. If a work of art has more than one name, search for both, or try searching for the artist's name instead. 

Getting Reference Help

  • E-mail a Question to Reference
  • Chat reference: Please use the form below
  • We recommend that you include an e-mail address so that you can receive a transcript of your chat and so the library can send you any followup help.

Reference & Instruction Librarian

Theresa Yancey's picture
Theresa Yancey
Contact:
Salem, Oregon
503.399.2546
Website