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Landscape Architecture

Finding Images on ARTstor


ARTstor is a digital image library of approximately 700,000 high-quality images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences. ARTstor offers tools to view, present, and manage images for research purposes. Use ARTstor to find high-quality images of landscape architecture and images that inspired architects. Use these images in papers, projects, and presentations.

How to Log in to ARTstor

Being logged in to ARTstor allows you to access lots of extra, really helpful features that will make your life easier. Having an account allows you to save images on their own or in groups, share images with others, and even export groups to PowerPoint.

1) Once you have accessed ARTstor via Rutgers, click on Register in the gold box in the upper right-hand corner. Just enter your email address and password, and you can create an account!

2) If you're already registered, just click Log In in the same gold box next time you access ARTstor via Rutgers.

How to Use ARTstor

1) After logging in, use the search bar on the homepage. Develop a few keywords and keyword combinations that describe your topic, like the name of a design, place or landscape architect, etc. Enter your keywords or combinations (using the word "and" between terms.)

2) Click on Advanced Search to search by title, creator, date, geography, classification, and in different collections.

3) A list of images for your search will appear with title, creator, and date.

4) Double-click on an image to enlarge it. Click on the caption to view the full record, or once the image is enlarged click on the "i" for full record. This includes title, creator, work type, date, location, ARTstor collection, source, and rights.

5) In the enlarged image view, click plus or minus to zoom in, the printer icon to print, the disk to save, or the square on the right to save the image to a group.

6) To organize images in groups, go back to the results window. From there you can click multiple images to select them and organize them in groups. Click Organize in the gray toolbar on the top of the page. Scroll down to Save selected images to and then choose from New image group or Existing image group. Once you have created image groups you can view them by going to Organize, then Open image group, and selecting the one you need. This makes it easy to keep track of your images, as well as share images with others because the folders can be shared amongst people at RU.

7) Another way to share images is to post a group URL on Sakai, or another password protected forum (check out the terms of agreement to make sure you're sharing legally). Click Share in the gray toolbar on the top of the page. Scroll down to Generate group image URL or Generate image URL, and then post the URL in Sakai. You can also print image groups from the Share tab.

8) To save citations for images click Tools in the gray toolbar on the top of the page. Scroll down to Save citations for image group or Save citations for selected images. Once you have saved a citation you can email it to yourself, or export it to a citation program by clicking Tools, then View and export citations.

9) One of the coolest features on ARTstor is exporting image groups to PowerPoint. Click Tools in the gray toolbar on the top of the page. Scroll down to Export image group to PowerPoint. You can export up to 1000 images to PowerPoint in a 120 period. ARTstor will automatically create a PowerPoint filled with the high-quality images in your group. Remember to add citations if you use this in a presentation.


Copyright- Using Images

While using images you must be aware of copyright laws.

Check out University of Cincinnatti Libraries Copyright Resources to learn about rules for downloading images, and copyright laws associated with downloading images.

Also look at University of Tennessee Libraries Copyright Information Page for information on fair use of images.

Citing Images

When you use images that are not yours in a presentation, paper, etc., you must cite them properly.

University of Cincinnatti Libraries- Citing Images offers a guide with information on how to cite images in different citation styles like MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago Manual of Style. More detailed information from University of Cincinnatti's website can be found in this PDF.


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