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ARTstor: All about ARTstor

ARTstor Trainings and FAQs

ARTstor 101

Register for ARTstor's 45-minute workshop which will cover all its basics!

Getting Started with ARTstor

Learn how to create an ARTstor account, access ARTstor, search for images, and make your own groups and collections.

Instructor's Guide to ARTstor

All the information you need for how to incorporate ARTstor into your curriculum.

ARTstor Videos

Browse instructional videos about how to register for an account, make an image group, using groups for assignments, and more, created by the ARTstor team

Teaching with ARTstor

ARTstor Subject Guides include information about images and collections for particular disciplines, such as American Studies, Photography, Women's Studies, and others. 

Click here to see what other teachings are doing with ARTstor.

Subject Guide

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Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Text Message: (650) 535-8398
Phone: (650) 306-3480

What is ARTstor?


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ARTstor is a nonprofit digital image library with more than two million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. ARTstor provides access to high-resolution digital images from museums, libraries, and archives around the world. These images are available to the Cañada Community for educational, non-commercial use.

The Artstor Digital Library provides straightforward access to curated images from reliable sources that have been rights-cleared for use in education and research — you are free to use them in classroom instruction and handouts, presentations, student assignments, and other noncommercial educational and scholarly activities.

And unlike results from Google or other search engines, ARTstor images come with high-quality metadata from the collection catalogers, curators, institutions, and artists themselves.

For more information about ARTstor and copyright/fair use check out the ARTstor Copyright and Image Use in the Artstor Digital Library guide.

Using Images in Presentations

Using Images in Presentations


  1. You will need to login or create an ARTstor account in order to download images.

ARTstor user account login and registration pop-up

  1. Now you can download the ARTstor imagearrow pointing to the downlad button for an image

  2. You will need to accept the terms of use before you can download the image.ARTstor Terms and Condition of Use pop-up

  3. For PowerPoint, click on "Insert", select "Picture",  and then select "Picture from File." From here you can find the image you downloaded and insert it into your presentation.

    PowerPoint menu for inserting an image into PowerPoint

  4. For GoogleSlides, click on "Insert", select "Image",  and then select "Upload from computer." From here you can find the image you downloaded and insert it into your presentation.Google Slides insert image from a computer