ARTstor–Not just for the art department!

ARTstor logoThe University of Illinois’s subscription to ARTstor, a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images, serves users in a wide variety of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, History of Medicine, and more.  You can view a complete list of subjects, and download subject guides in PDF format here.

ARTstor authenticates users by their IP (Internet Protocol) addresses when you enter from a campus computer.  If you access ARTstor for the first time from your home computer, start with a search for “ARTstor” at the Online Research Resources page on the Library’s website.  You will then be directed through the proxy server and prompted to enter your University NETID and password.  Once in ARTstor, sign up for a Registered User account.

Users with Instructor Privileges have access to even more features and tools than a Registered User. After logging in, click on the “Edit my profile” link in the upper right corner of the page. Click the “Instructor Privileges” tab. Type in the Instructor Privileges authorization code and password, which you can request from the local ARTstor contact listed in the window. When finished, click “Submit.” You will see a confirmation of your registration.  (Images from ARTstor)


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