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ARTStor: A Really Terrific Art Database & Trial Databases ~ Limited Time Only!

The library now subscribes to ARTstor, a library of over 400,000 digital images from many culture and time periods.  Students and faculty can use these images in classroom presentations and assignments.  Images have stable URLs that can be embedded in documents and Blackboard and course web pages. 

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Italian (1571 - 1610), The Musicians, ca. 1595, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.
Josef Albers, (1888 - 1976), Homage to the Square: MMA-2, 1970, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, © 2007 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Jackson Pollock, 1912-1956, Autumn Rhythm (Number 30); 1950, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y., © 2005 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York James Valentine, Scottish (1815 - 1880) Ely Cathedral, Lantern Tower, ca. 1869 Ė 1880, Cornell University Library

Three levels of access to ARTstor:

Access ARTstor in one click from an SCC campus computer or remotely from the library's database page, using a current student access card or staff ID card number and a library PIN.  From the ARTstor home page, click on "Search and Browse for Images" and a new page will open (your browser must be able to open pop-ups). NOTE: This page takes several seconds to open.  A link on the left menu allows you to register with ARTstor.

ARTstor offers online training sessions through WebEx.  All that is required for these sessions is Internet access and a telephone.  Go to and click on Training Center to see a schedule of training sessions offered.

ARTstor is a complex and dense resource, so it may take some exploration and experimentation on all our parts to learn to use it effectively.  Contact Lorilie Roundtree with questions, or use the user support information on the web site. 

Please note:  If you make content from ARTstor available on the Web, it must be in an access-restricted site.

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Trial Databases ~ Limited Time Only!
The library runs trials of new research databases in order to see how well they support the SCC curriculum.  This fall we will post trial databases to the SCC library database page for short periods of time.  Find the Trial Databases link in the lower left corner of the database page.  Right now you can try out these two:
~ database access to healthcare information, including medical textbooks and well-known reference works like Merck, Delmar, Stedman, Taber, and others.
~ access to ebooks, reference works, handbooks, book series, and over 2,000 journal titles for the social and behavioral sciences, health and life sciences, and physical sciences.
Trial databases frequently require the use of a user name and password.  Please call the library reference desk (558-2461) for this information (we canít post it to the web).

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