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Art Research Guide

What is ARTstor?

ARTstor is a subscription database that can be accessed by students, faculty and staff at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. It is one of the best image databases providing 1.4+ million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. High quality images are free to download for educational purposes (classroom presentations, unpublished theses, Laulima, etc.).

To read the overview, go to:

Video Library of ARTstor

How To Access ARTstor at UHM

Click ARTstor, or go to OneSearch Manoa, the Hamilton Library's catalog. Search “artstor” in the catalog. By clicking the link at “Web Site/Electronic Resource”, you will be prompted to enter your UH username and password. Once you see the ARTstor front page, click “ENTER HERE” (top right) to actually start using ARTstor.

NOTE: Once you made an initial access through the Library website, you will have an option to access ARTstor remotely (off-campus, or without going through the Library's website) for 120 days (a semester period). Go directly to:

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Q. When I tried to log in, I got a window that says my 120 day grace period has expired. Why?

A. After your remote access days expire, you will need to valify your ARTstor account by accessing ARTstor through the Hamilton Library's website again. Simply access from ARTstor, or go to OneSearch Manoa and search "artstor". Even after the expiration date, any image groups or settings you have made in ARTstor will not be lost. 

For more instructions, download the workshop handouts on the right top on this page.


How to access ARTstor at UHM on Prezi


Go to: ARTstor

Download Workshop Handouts

Workshop PowerPoint

ARTstor for Students
View more presentations from the UH Art Dept. Image Library

Workshop PowerPoint

ARTstor For Faculty
View more presentations from the UH Art Dept. Image Library

ARTstor Travel Award

ARTstor offers $1,500 travel awards annually.

For more info, go to: ARTstor Travel Awards

Sample Image from ARTstor

Image Credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art from ARTstor

ARTstor is a vast digital image library with 2 million images!