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Looking for ideas on how to integrate images in your teaching? Curious about how your colleagues are using Artstor? Check out Artstor’s case studies! Composed of the Artstor Travel Awards-winning essays and image groups, the case studies describe the creative ways subscribers in all disciplines are using the Artstor Digital Library in their teaching, research, and scholarship.
We’ve recently made the case studies more accessible. Simply click on the Teaching Resources link under the Browse section in the Digital Library homepage and you’ll find them organized by topic. (If you’re visiting Artstor on your phone or tablet, you’ll find the case studies under Global Folders.)
You can 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:
- Select one or more images in the thumbnail page by clicking on them once.
- Go to the Tools menu in the toolbar and choose “Save citations for selected images.”
- Under the same menu, click on “View and export citations” and choose your preference. That’s it!
Did you know that once you’ve created an image group you can annotate it for future reference? Registered users can add an image group description to any groups they create, and they can control who can view their annotations. Instructors can make hidden notes for their own reference or create visible notes to add context or instructions for students. For students, an image group description can be a way to takes notes while studying images.
Good news: You can now access all of Artstor’s Teaching Resources through the Artstor Digital Library’s Browse menu!
All three of our AP® Teaching Resources–for Advanced Placement courses in Art History, European History, United States History–as well as our Curriculum Guides, Case Studies (from our Travel Award winners), and our popular surveys of selected images for Art, Architecture, and other Humanities and Social Sciences topics are all easy to browse under Teaching Resources on the Artstor Digital Library home page.
Errors, problems, bugs, glitches! We hate them too, which is why we’ve put together a handy guide to help you efficiently report any issues you encounter with Shared Shelf for a faster resolution.
1) Before you report an issue to firstname.lastname@example.org, check support.sharedshelf.org for a possible solution. If something isn’t documented and you think it should be, let us know!
In addition to still images, you can find videos, audio files, 3D images, and panorama (QTVR) files within the Artstor Workspace. You can search by media type using the file extensions as keywords:
- Videos – search for mov. Clicking will open your default video player.
- Audio – search for mp3. Clicking will open your default audio player.
- Panoramas (QTVR) – search for qtvr. Clicking will open a QuickTime Player window where you can view the environment by panning 360°.
- 3D images – search for 3D. Clicking will open the 3D image in rotation in the image viewer. To stop or restart the rotation, click the icon.