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University of Portland Clark Library

Using Artstor: Searching Artstor

Artstor Database

This guide provides information to assist with using the Artstor database, which is an online, searchable collection of images covering art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.

Artstor access is restricted to current UP students, faculty, and staff.

Searching Artstor

Search an artist, title of work, medium, etc. Or choose Advanced Search for more options.

Artstor search screen with arrow pointing to Advanced Search link


Use the Advanced Search screen to narrow your search by date, by image content (classification), country (geography), and more.

Advanced Search screen in Artstor

Search Results

On the search results screen, choose a thumbnail to enlarge the image and see more information about it.

Artstor search results screen

Register for an Account

Register for an optional personal account to download and save images. (Then use the Log in link to access your account after you have created it).

Arrow pointing to Register link

Image Information

Use the buttons at the upper left of the image to zoom, rotate, fit the image to the screen, or view the image in full screen mode.

On the right side of the screen, you will find:

  • information about the image
  • a Cite this Item box to obtain a pre-formatted citation to the image

Artstor image view

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