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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.


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


Getting Started

  1. Click “Enter Artstor Digital Library” at the top center of the page.
  2. Then register for a free account by clicking the link in the gold box at the upper right hand corner of the page. In the registration section under Academic Department, you can choose your major if listed or other. If you don’t want to receive emails from ArtSTOR, be sure to uncheck the two boxes before you submit the form.

Searching for and saving images

  1. Type the artist’s name, the title of the work, or a genre into the Search box. Clicking the “Advanced Search” link will give you additional options for building your search, including limiting to a geographic region or time period, or specifying that you are searching for a specific artist or work title.
  2. Double click on the thumbnails to open a new window with an enlarged image and caption information.
    1. Click the lower case i icon at the bottom of the screen to see detailed information about the piece, including the material, size of the work, and more. Clicking the lower case i again removes the information and reverts back to the full sized image.
    2. Use the + and – buttons to zoom in and out on a section of an image or use the mouse to draw a box around the part you want to zoom in to. Clicking the grey square icon next to the + and – buttons will reset the image to its original size.
  3. To save an image to a folder or group, click the last button on the ARTstor bar near the bottom of the page (it’s a square with smaller squares inside and looks kind of like a waffle). Images can be saved either in their full, original size or zoomed in on a detail. The image will be saved as it appears in the viewer when you click the “save to group” button.
    1. Clicking that button will open a new window. The new window may be hidden behind the image viewer or your search screen. You may have to minimize some other windows to see it.
    2. To save a new group of images, Click the radio button next to “Create new group.” Give the group a name in the text box to the left. Click the “Save” button.
    3. To save additional images to the group you just created, click the waffle button, highlight the group you just created in step 3B, and click “Save.”

Exporting images to PowerPoint

  1. From your search results page, click the icon of a file folder with the waffle picture coming out of it.
  2. Click on your image group to select it and then click the “Open” button.
  3. Click the icon that looks like a pull down projector screen.
  4. Click the “Submit” button. Click the “Accept” button.
  5. A box will open asking whether you want to open or save. Choose open. (If you are using Chrome, you will have to click on the downloaded PowerPoint to open it.)
  6. PowerPoint will open with all of your images already in slides. Save the PowerPoint to a flash drive or your NetDisc space. Edit as needed.

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.

Journal Articles

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.

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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