Answered By: Darren Chase
Last Updated: Sep 04, 2014     Views: 298

ARTstor is an online digitized image research library in the arts and sciences.  Using ARTstor, you can find and use digitized images of art, sculpture, archaeological artifacts, buildings, performance and installation art pieces, and more. 

To access ARTstor, go to the University Libraries homepage ( and click the 'databases' link in the top left Search box area.  At the A-Z Databases page you can Find Databases by Title, or click on the A tab and scroll down until you reach ARTstor.

To start using the ARTstor Digital Library for research, study, or to prepare a presentation, click on the "Enter Here" button in the upper right corner of the Main ARTstor screen. If you are accessing ARTstor from within the SBU network, you will be able to enter the Digital Library directly, otherwise (if you are off campus) you will be prompted to use your NetID and NetID password to authenticate.

Here is a link to a PDF quick guide to finding images using ARTstor.

More useful support resources for using ARTstor is avaiable at the ARTstor support site.

For further instructions on using ARTstor or any research assistance, contact University Libraries Research Services to schedule a reference session, or drop by the Reference Desk in the Melville Library Central Reading Room.  Reference assistance is also available online or via the telephone (631.632-7100).

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