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ARTstor Image Collections & Services: Export to Citation Management Tools

ARTstor is a collection of over 1 million images covering the arts, architecture, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. It includes tools to view, present, and manage images for research and teaching.

Access ARTstor at UNC

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You can browse ARTstor collections using a public computer on UNC campus.

In order to download or save content, you will need to register for an ARTstor user account. Access to your account will remain active off-campus so long as you sign-in to ARTstor on campus or through the UNC Library website within 120 days.  Everytime you sign-in on campus or through the library's website your account is reset for another 120 days.

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Off-Campus Access

Citing Images of Art

Citing images from online collections correctly is an important part of conducting research.  Providing credit to the publishers of electronic image will enable future scholars to find the correct source quickly.  Creating citations also allows students to critically assess the context in which they discovered the image.

Export Citation Managers - Endnote, etc.

The first step to export citations is to generate, or 'save,' them. You can then export selected image citations or an entire image group’s citation, to be saved outside of ARTstor for future use.

  1. To begin, select individual images with a single click. In the ARTstor navigation bar, click Tools > Save citations for selected images. This option is also available from the right- (or Control-) click shortcut menu.  -OR-
    Open an image group and in the ARTstor navigation bar click Tools > Save citations for image group. This option is also available from the right- (or Control-) click shortcut menu.
  2. A confirmation message appears confirming the citations were saved. To review what you’ve selected, click Tools > View and export citations. A new browser window will open displaying your saved citations as well as image thumbnails. Select the images you would like to export as bibliographic citations by checking the box above each image.
  3. At the top of the Saved citations page you have four export/ save options:

Art Librarian

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Veronica McGurrin
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Sloane Art Library
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Visual Resources Curator (Art Dept)

JJ Bauer is the Visual Resources Curator for the Visual Resources Library

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214 Hanes Art Center
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