Sunday, January 29, 2017

Artstor Digital Library

What is the Artstor Digital Library?

The Artstor Digital Library is an image database featuring an unparalleled range of images from some of the world's leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists in one easily-navigated repository. It is the most comprehensive image resource available for educational and scholarly use, with many rare and important collections available nowhere else.
The library is constantly growing with new collections added monthly, continually expanding our areas of reference and study. All images are accompanied by comprehensive metadata and are rights-cleared for educational use.

Art from leading museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Foundation, MoMA, Berlin State Museums, the National Gallery in London, and the Louvre

Fashion from Condé Nast and costumes from the Brooklyn Museum Collection

Social Documentary photography from Magnum Photos and Panos Pictures

What kind of search is available?

  • Key word search: Simply enter your keyword(s) in the search box and click GO.
  • Advanced Search: Refine your search by date or date range, geography, classification, and/or collection.
  • Faceted Search: Filter your results by one of 16 Artstor classifications, geographical area or country, and date range.
  • Browse: Navigate through Artstor's categories such as geography or media to discover images of interest.

What other tools are available with the Artstor Digital Library?

  • View: Enlarge, pan and rotate.
  • Organize: Create image groups and share them with others at your institution, write group descriptions, build presentations, generate citations, and more.
  • Print: You can print images, details, descriptive data, and citations.
  • Download: Download images and image details individually, in zipped groups of up to 150 at a time, or as PowerPoint presentations.
  • Share: Share images or groups of images with others at your institution, create folders and image groups that can be accessed and/or edited by students who are granted permission, and more.
  • Mobile: Search, browse, and view image groups on iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Android-powered devices. Also, study with our Flashcard feature.
Ask A Librarian for more information on this and other databases available to ACC students.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Can I check out textbooks?

image of textbooks
The Library does not purchase textbooks as a rule.
So why can we check out textbooks from the Library?

Although the Library does not purchase textbooks for all ACC campus libraries, we do shelve the ACC Student Support Center Textbook Collection at the Highland Campus Library.  
What is it?  It is a collection of textbooks selected for classes offered in workforce programs. These textbooks are purchased by the ACC Student Support Center through a grant to assist certain student groups to gain access to required textbooks. The majority of ACC textbooks ARE NOT in this collection.  Books are in limited supply and students should not depend upon this source for their required textbook.
Who can check the textbooks out?  Most students are not eligible to check out textbooks from this collection BEFORE the second week of classes. Visit with staff in a Student Support Center BEFORE the semester begins to determine your eligibility. Eligible students will receive information and required forms to begin the process.
Where do you go to check out a textbook?  AVOID LONG LINES -- Beginning the second week of classes, you can go to any ACC library and ask that an available textbook be sent to you at that campus for checkout.  See the list of available textbooks.
What is the Student Support Center?
ACC's Student Support Center provides specialized assistance and referrals to a select group of students who would benefit from additional assistance to overcome challenges and complete their education.The Support Center maintains a collection of textbooks for students to borrow and gives priority to students receiving assistance. Other students may request a loan after the first week of classes.