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K-12 Artstor Student Guide

Learn how to use images for research papers and presentations

Getting started with the Artstor Digital Library

The Artstor Digital Library ( is an image database containing mre than 2 million images from museums, archives, libraries, scholars, and artists around the world. Use the Digital Library to find images for papers, presentations, study, and more--there's also a handy set of tools to instantly download image citations and PowerPoint presentations!

This guide provides broad knowledge about the Artstor Digital Library's content and features  to help you get the most out of the resource, including:

  • How to search the Artstor Digital Library
  • Using Artstor images in papers
  • Presenting with Artstor images

Happy searching!

Help Resources

Support Site: is a fully searchable and outlines all of the Artstor Digital Library's features, known issues, and technical alerts. 

Training Videos: view helpful training videos about registering for an account, using folders, and more.


Need assistance? User Services is available between 9am and 6pm EST


Phone: 877.771.4908 (USA only), +1 212.500.2414

Twitter: @artstorhelp

Tutorial Videos

Artstor's how-to videos are a great place to start--especially when studying late into the night!

Register for an Account


Advanced Search


Save Groups of Images


Add Artstor Images to PowerPoint Presentations