Wednesday, November 1, 2006

ArtSTOR

If you plan to take any studies dealing with history, the arts or art history, culture, religion, anthropology, area studies, architecture, or even just have an interest in examining some classic works of art and can't get to a museum, ArtSTOR is for you. ArtSTOR is a searchable, digital collection of 300,000 visual images covering all the periods of history and areas of the world. Example collections include objects from the Museum of Modern Art in New York, archives of Asian and Native American art and other subjects, and old master European prints from the 15th to 19th centuries.

You may search the entire ArtSTOR library or within these specific collections. Each image can be examined in magnified detail and is displayed with details about the creator, title, location, style/period, and other available catalog information. Search results can also be saved into personal folders for future study and reference.

This resource is available via the "All Research Databases" link on the left side of the Empire State College Library home page (under the Images section). To learn more about this resource, see the ArtSTOR Quick Start Tutorial

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