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Wurts Bros. , New York Public Library Picture Collection, Miss Javitz, Miss Louise Riley, and Naomi Street helping customers to select prints, 1949. Museum of the City of New York

Wurts Bros. , New York Public Library Picture Collection, Miss Javitz, Miss Louise Riley, and Naomi Street helping customers to select prints, 1949. Museum of the City of New York

Start the school year off right by registering for a free Artstor Digital Library account. Among the many benefits: you can organize images into groupsexport these groups as PowerPoint presentations or download them in zipped files, share them with other users at your institution, add searchable annotations to individual images, and access the Digital Library away from campus or on your mobile devices.

To register, simply visit library.artstor.org from your institution, click on Register on the upper right corner, and fill out the required fields. You’re done! Now you can log in from anywhere. Remember: You will need to log in to your registered user account at your subscribing institution once every 120 days to maintain your remote access.

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Adolph Menzel | General Moltke's Binoculars, ca. 1871 | Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | Image and original data provided by Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz

Adolph Menzel | General Moltke’s Binoculars, ca. 1871 | Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | Image and original data provided by Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz

Ah, the problems of having 1.8 million images to choose from: your keyword search might get you too many results! Not to worry—simply click on the + sign or on Narrow your results in the beige bar above your search results to expand the filter panel and, in most cases, the graphical timeline. You can then filter by classification, geography, and dates.

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How do you browse through 1.6 million images?

Four Easy Tricks to Help You Search the Artstor Digital Library

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ShSh_logo2Artstor has released new tools for its Shared Shelf media management service that provide administrators with more control over their collection management. Shared Shelf enables institutions to upload, catalog, manage, preserve, and share digital media collections with targeted audiences; the new tools allow administrators to create new projects, allot different levels of access to catalogers, and direct content to publishing targets.

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google-translateArtstor’s Technology team has embedded a Google translator button into the Digital Library, providing you with the ability to translate the site, collections, and metadata into the language of your choice.

Located at the top of the page to the right, the drop-down menu offers translation into 80 languages. We hope that this feature will ease your workflow and enable greater specificity in your research.

Buona ricerca!

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Byron Company |  Sports- Bathing 1896 Far Rockaway Beach | Museum of the City of New York; mcny.org

Byron Company | Sports- Bathing 1896 Far Rockaway Beach | Museum of the City of New York; mcny.org

School is out for summer and everyone is headed home. Why not take the Digital Library with you? One of the many benefits of registering for an Artstor account is the ability to access the Digital Library away from campus.

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You’ve probably figured out that the description panel you see when you open an image group is a handy way to keep notes together with each group. But did you know it also helps you find what you’re looking for without having to open any image groups?

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Writing a paper? Easily generate citations from the Artstor Digital Library to save or export into EndNote, ProCite, RefWorks, or Reference Manager. Citations include the creator, title, date, repository, Artstor image ID number, and stable URL for each image.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Select one or more images in the thumbnail page by clicking on them once.
  2. Go to the Tools menu in the toolbar and choose “Save citations for selected images.”
  3. Under the same menu, click on “View and export citations” and choose your preference. That’s it!

You can find more detailed instructions on creating citation lists and exporting them on our Help Wiki.

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