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Artstor: Search ARTstor

This Guide will help you navigate ARTstor, a digital library of images.

Faceted Search

Use a faceted search to filter your results.  In Artstor you can filter by: 

1. collection type

2. ARTstor classification

3. geographical area or country

4. and date range 

Search Tips

You can perform a simple keyword search in Artstor or an Advanced/Faceted Searh.

The following wildcards will help make your search more precise: 

  1. The underscore (_) can represent any one character. For example,m_net will retrieve monetmanet, etc.
  2. The asterisk (*) can represent zero, one, or several* will retrieve ren, rene, renoir, renaissance, etc.
  3. The dollar sign ($) will expand the search to include terms that stem from a given root. $farm will retrieve farm, farmer, farming, farmyard, etc.
  4. To search for an exact phrase, put it in quotes (“…”). When searching for the painting Le Moulin de la Galette by Renoir, enter “le moulin de la galette”. Also, unless your search phrase is enclosed in quotation marks, the order of terms will not affect the search, so searching for albrecht durer gives you the same results as searching for durer albrecht.

The above information can be found on the Artstor Blog.

Search Tutorial

Browsing and Searching

Three Ways to Search Artstor: 

1.  Enter Keywords and click "go"

2.  By selecting advanced search you can connect terms and include field limiters such as "title" or "creator"

3.  You can also browse by geography, classification, collection, or featured group.   

Once you find an image, Double Click the Image to open it in a larger view.  

Image Viewer Icons

The above information is found here on the artstor website. 

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