On Trial: One Million Highest-Quality Images

ARTstor Database Trial

ARTstorFrom February 17 through March 18, 2015, the UW-L campus has full access to ARTstor, the premier collection of images for teaching and research. During this period, the library will consider subscribing to ARTstor, and comments from UW-L students, faculty, and staff are critically important to this process.


ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences. The images can be used by students, faculty, and staff in a wide variety of disciplines and for many different kinds of projects. Some features include:

Collections: Discover hundreds of outstanding collections in the arts and sciences from museums, photo archives, artists, artists’ estates, scholars, and photographers.

Workspace: You can search, browse, zoom in on images, build an advanced search, filter search results, create image groups, and much more with intuitive tools and a rich online workspace.

Teaching and Learning: Teach and study a wide range of subjects. Explore our Subject Guides and Featured Groups for more ideas.

ARTstor Mobile: Registered Users get access to ARTstor Mobile on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Study with the Flashcard feature!

More than 1,400 educational institutions and museums in over 40 countries conduct their teaching, research, and scholarship with ARTstor‘s high-resolution images and online workspace tools.

ARTstor encourages all users to register for an account. Registered users gain increased functionalities including: the ability to create image groups, download images to PowerPoint, and access the ARTstor Workspace from off-site.

You can find out more about registering for an account and other helpful tips on ARTstor‘s YouTube Channel.

Please contact John Jax, collection and resource development librarian, at jjax@uwlax.edu or 5-8567, with questions or comments.