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Last Updated: Aug 20, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is ARTstor?


ARTstor is a database that contains more than one million images of art, architecture, the humanities, the social sciences and photography which span various cultures and time periods.


Technical Requirements

If you are accessing ARTstor from off-campus, in order to effectively use all of the ARTstor features, there are a number of system configuration requirements.


How to Access ARTstor

From the Mesa Library homepage:

  • Click on "Article and Reference Databases"
  • Click on "Show All Databases A-Z" or on the Art Subject/Category
  • Click on "ARTstor"
  • Click on "Enter Here" in the upper right corner

If accessing ARTstor from off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your CSID and last name.

Create an Account

Note:  You must access ARTstor from the Library website to set up your account.

Registration allows you to use some of the ARTstor features that are only available to registered users.  To set up your account, click on the "Register" link in the top right corner of the screen. 


Once you register with your email address and password, you can log in to ARTstor from any computer.


Levels of Access

Unregistered users can search, save, and print images, and can view the contents of public Shared Folders.

Registered users can save image groups, add comments to images, and register to view the contents of password-protected Shared Folders. Registration is required to download the Offline Image Viewer.

Instructor Privileges users can create Shared Folders, add instructor commentary, create Personal Collections, and export image groups to PowerPoint.



Adapted from guides produced by Catherine Medeot of Manhattanville College and Gregory Heald of University of Northern Colorado

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