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ARTstor Digital Library

last modified Mar 04, 2012 11:55 AM
The University Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of access to the ARTstor digital library.

The University Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of access to the ARTstor digital library. The acquisition was made possible by contributions from the faculties of Architecture and History of Art, Classics, Divinity, English, History and Philosophy of Science, Modern and Medieval Languages, and Music, and from St. John’s College, Trinity Hall, and Wolfson College. The Library is extremely grateful for their support.

ARTstor is an online resource containing more than one million digital images relating to the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. The collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists’ estates.

ARTstor allows the user to search using keywords and advanced search terms or browse by collection, classification or geography. Users can sort their search results and organize images into groups and share those groups with colleagues and students.

A range of tools allow users to make the best use of these high resolution images for research and pedagogical purposes and users can register for a personal account to access to additional features.
The ARTstor downloadable guides highlight important content and collections for subjects including African and African-American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture and the Built Environment, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Design, Decorative Arts, Fashion and Costume, History of Medicine and Natural Science, Languages and Literature, Latin American Studies, Maps and Geography, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music History, Native American Studies, Photography, Religious Studies, Renaissance Studies, Theatre and Dance and Women’s Studies.

ARTstor is available on campus at and off-campus using your Raven login and the link to the site which can be found at the eresources@cambridge Database A-Z. It is also available on a range of mobile devices.

A Research Skills Programme training event will be delivered on ARTstor on Friday 9 March 10:00-11:30 am in the Morison Room, Cambridge University Library.  To book a place please click here.

We are a network of researchers at the University of Cambridge who are interested in how the use of digital tools is transforming scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. This transformation spans both the content and practice of humanities research, as the diffusion of digital technologies opens up new fields of study and generates research questions which breach traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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