Looking for Images?

Looking for Images? Do you need to make a presentation, or write a paper?

Did you know that you can find images in Artstor, save them in a group, export them straight to a ready-made Powerpoint, and also save citations if you need to use the image in a paper? That’s a handy dandy footnote already made for you.
Also, Artstor has great help documents and, Bonus: The University of Maryland Libraries subscribe to Artstor so you can set up an account with your umd.edu email address and have access to all these features.

Lets Get Started:
Go to Lib.umd.edu and select databases.

Library’s Databases webpage.

Type in Artstor in the search box. Click on Artstor.

You can register with your University email address and then search for images.

If you need a tutorial to help you get started contact Cindy in the VRC – cfrank@umd.edu. We can set up an appointment!

And remember that Artstor has help documents Here.

Welcome to the VRC

Welcome back to a new semester here at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. This semester’s focus will be images and how to find them, how to use images in presentations and papers, formatting images, how to finesse powerpoints, and prezis. We will also post beautiful pictures of architecture, public spaces, smart growth, and historic preservation, along with some not so beautiful pictures as well.

Keep in mind that here at the school, you have access to an archive of slides, many of which are already digitized, and many of which are copyright accessible. They were taken by a traveling student or faculty member and can be used by students for presentations and papers under the Fair Use portion of copyright law.

Other sources of images include the world wide web, and I will be explaining how to focus your search so you don’t end up with thousands of google images to sort through. In fact this website “How to Use Google Search More Effectively” will get you started with that. Lastly, the University has a subscription to various image databases, including Artstor, where I will be uploading archival materials from the School’s collection of architecture, planning and preservation images. Like this one, for example:

Portland Place, London

 

Or maybe you would like this one:

Burano, Italy; Pink House