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ARTstor: ARTstor Basics

A description of ARTstor and instruction in its use

ARTstor from a Mobile Device

ARTstor can be accessed from a mobile device but an account must first be set up on a standad computer. See instructions for registering for an ARTstor account. More details on accessing ARTstor from Apple or Android mobile devices can be found on the ARTstor site.

Here is an ARTstor video link about ARTstor Mobile.

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About ARTstor

ARTstor is a subscription database of digital images in arts, humanities, education and sciences. Access is provided by the A-Z Databases page. ARTstor gives students and faculty the ability to view and save images from institutions all over the world. It is easy to get started collecting and viewing images. Some of the more powerful functions of the software may take some instruction. Besides the instruction in this guide there are additional tutorials presented in the "Other Tutorials" tab

Getting Started

 Follow this link to the ARTstor database from the Foothill database page: A-Z Databases.

On Artstor homepage, click on the link labeled Image Groups

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To find  content in the Institutional Folder that has been created by Foothill Instructors,look for the link for your class or topic. Content is listed  by class number  or instructor.

Foothill folders



Subject Guides

ARTstor has created subject guides on a variety of topics to provide helpful information about the collections and suggest keywords which will aid your search.

Individual Subject Guides include:

African and African-American Studies

American Studies   



Asian Studies   

Classical Studies   

Decorative Arts   


Fashion and Costume   

History of Medicine and Natural Science  

Languages and Literature

Latin American Studies   

Music History   

Native American and Indigenous Studies   


Religious Studies   

Renaissance Studies   

Theater and Dance   

Women’s Studies