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Background Info

The Art Story page on Pop
Site includes key ideas from the movement, the most important art, key artists, and concepts and styles.

Heilbrunn Timeline page on Pop
Images and thematic essays about Pop Art.

Khan Academy Art History page on Pop
Essays on Pop and videos about specific artists and works.

Biography in Context
You will need to input your MU Unique ID and password to access this resource off-campus
This database will help you find biographical information about specific artists. It will be especially useful for your final course project where you need to provide that type of information about the artist you choose for your project.

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You will need to input your MU Unique ID and password to access this resource off-campus


Getting Started

  1. Register for a free account by clicking the link in the grey box at the upper right hand corner of the page.
    1. Use your MU email address.
    2. In the registration section under Academic Department, you can choose your major if listed or choose other.
    3. If you don’t want to receive emails from ArtSTOR, be sure to uncheck the two boxes about sending you things before you submit the form.

Screen shot of the registration form to get an ArtSTOR user account

Searching for and saving images

  1. After you are logged in, click the “Advanced Search” link  under the search box on the left side of the screen. This will give you additional options for building your search, including limiting to a geographic region or time period, or specifying that you are searching by creator or for a specific work title. See example below.

Screen shot of the advanced search screen in ArtSTOR .

  1. Double click a thumbnail image to open a new window with an enlarged image.
    1. Detailed information about the piece, including the material, size of the work, and more is available to the right of the screen.
    2. Use the buttons that appear when when you mouse over the image to zoom in and out on a section of an image. Those buttons also reset the image to the original size and pop the image into a “full screen” mode.
    3. Buttons over the top of the detailed information about the image allow you to link to, download, or print the image.

Screen shot of an image screen in ArtSTOR showing the buttons to zoom in and out, link to, download, print, and save.

  1. To save an image to a folder or group, click the last button over the detailed information about the image; it’s an orange plus sign.
    1. Clicking that button will open a pop-up window. If this is the first image you are saving in a group, click the link that says “Create new group with image.” On the next screen, give the group a title and save your changes. Return to searching to continue adding images or go to group if you are finished.
    2. If you are saving another image to a group you’ve already started, click inside the text box and choose the group from the list.

Screen shot showing how to add an image to a group in ArtSTOR

Downloading images in PowerPoint

  1. From any screen, hover over “Browse” on the grey bar across the top of the screen and choose “Image Groups” from the drop down menu that appears.

Screen shot of accessing saved image groups in ArtSTOR

  1. On the following screen, choose “Private” from the list of “Browse By:” options to see your image groups. Click on your group to open it.

Screen shot of ArtSTOR private image groups list

  1. When your image group opens, click the “Download” link.
  2. On the pop-up window that opens, choose “Download to PPT.”

Screenshot of downloading image group to PowerPoint

  1. A dialogue box will open so that you can save the PowerPoint. If you are using a library computer, save the PowerPoint to a flash drive, Google drive, or to your MU NetDisc space.

Screen shot of saving a PowerPoint of an image group to Google drive

  1. If the PowerPoint does not open or you can’t see/find it, you may need to turn off pop-up blockers and repeat the download process.
  2. When you open the PowerPoint, your images are properly formatted for the size of the slide and all of the data about the image is imported in to the speaker notes section of each slide.

Screen shot showing how to see the detailed information about an image in the speaker notes area in PowerPoint

OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons Art & Architecture Collection
Select “Search for Images Only” to find digital pictures, or use “Search by Source” to find articles on your subject.

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Journal Articles

You will need to input your MU Unique ID and password to access these resources off-campus

ARTbibliographies Modern
Click the blue “Advanced Search” link above the text box. Check the box for “Scholarly Journals” and select English in the Language column before entering your search terms. You can open the “Subject/artist” menu to the right of your results list to narrow by topic. Results will be abstracts only. Use the button at the top right to obtain full text of the articles you like. Use the “Cite” icon to get a Chicago Style citation for your articles.

Art & Architecture Complete
Click the blue “Choose Databases” link above the search boxes and add in Art Full Text and Art and Architecture Complete. You can also limit to Scholarly/Peer Reviewed publications. Use the  button to look for full-text when none is available. Also use the “Cite” button to get a Chicago Style citation for your articles.

Click “Advanced Search.” Under “Narrow By,” click “Articles” and select English on the “Language” drop down menu. Scroll a little farther down the page and check the box for “Art & Art History” under “Journal Filter.” Click an article title to see additional information about it. On the article page, the blue buttons to the right of the title let you download a PDF of the article (everything in JSTOR is available in full text, so there is no need for the Find It! button), and also to cite the article in multiple styles.

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Q & A on Chicago Style

Q. How do I format my paper according to Chicago Style?  What spacing and font should I use?  What should my title page look like?
A. General Chicago Style Formatting Info

Q. How do I cite information in the body of my paper?  What should a quote or paraphrase look like in my paper?
A. In-Text Citation Basics

Q. How do I cite a book, article, website, etc. on my References page?
A. Books  |  Articles  |  Websites and Other Electronic Resources

Q. Can I see a sample paper in Chicago Style?
A. Sample Paper

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