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Help with finding the images and information you need for homework and projects in art and art history.

Finding Art Resources

The resources on this page including WSA databases and art websites that can be used for research in art and art history. See:

Artstor Digital Library - Database URL, Quick Guide, & Video Tutorial
Artstor Across Disciplines
Britannica ImageQuest
Europeana Collections
Gale eBooks
General Art Websites - Art History 

And...a video tutorial on citing everything you find in NoodleTools:

Citing Works of Art, Photographs, and Images in NoodleTools

See other pages in this section to learn about:

Articles from Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers
Museum Resources
Other Online Resources for Art
Book Arts

For information on copyright, see:

Copyright and Image Use in the Artstor Digital Library

Britannica ImageQuest

General Art Websites

Below are a few resources that may help with introductory information:

Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks Database Pointers - Purdue University Library



What is Smarthistory?
Smarthistory is a center for public art history with thousands of free videos and essays written by experts who want to share their knowledge with learners around the world. Smarthistory was founded in 2005 by two art historians, Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker.

Who uses Smarthistory?
Millions of people use Smarthistory every year, including undergraduate and graduate students, museum visitors, life-long learners, and university professors.

How can I find the art I want to learn about?
Use the search box or the Histories of Art pull down menu at the top of every page. You can also use the left navigation once you are on a content page. Have fun exploring!

How can I cite Smarthistory?
A citation is provided at the bottom of every Smarthistory content page.

Quick Links

Artstor Digital Library - Database URL, Quick Guide, & Video Tutorial

Personal Collections in Artstor

Personal collections are available to all registered users. Personal Collections are a private storage spot for registered users to upload and manage content that can mingle with Artstor content. 

How to mix your own images with Artstor's in two simple steps:

  1. From the main page menu bar, choose Organize > Upload images to Personal Collection
  2. Browse or select the files you want to upload; when they've finished loading click Done

That's not all — you can now edit the data, save it to a new or existing image group, print it, create a citation, and download it; learn how on Artstor's support site.

Supported file types:  .png (with alpha transparency), .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, .tiff, .jp2 / jpeg 2000, .cr2, .gif, .psd, .ai, .bmp, .eps, .nef, .svg, multi-page tiffs

File size upload recommendations:  keep uploads under 20GB

Storage limits:  personal collection storage is limited to 1 GB per user and 100 GB per institution

Artstor Across Disciplines

Guides to Artstor content related to specific disciplines in the visual and performing arts:

Europeana | Europe's Digital Collections

Citing Works of Art, Photographs, and Images in NoodleTools

Watch this tutorial to learn how to use NoodleTools to cite images in art:  photographs or illustrations, "born digital" images like logos or graphics, or works of visual art. 

Tutorial created by Susan Timmons, Upper School Librarian, The Harpeth Hall School, Ann Scott Carell Library, Nashville, Tennessee, September 5, 2018, using Screencast-O-Matic.  


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