What's in this article:
- About images on JSTOR
- How are image results related to my search?
- View and compare images
- Saving images to your Workspace
- Image citation and export options
- Downloading images
About images on JSTOR
Images on JSTOR are contributed by partnering institutions like universities, museums, community and private collections including Artstor Digital Library. For this reason, image quality and size can vary.
Access to images returned in your search results will also vary on an individual record-level, depending on whether or not you have authenticated access to specific licensed content.
Searches entered into the search bar that contain relevant text and image results are presented with both a total search result count (results) in addition to image-specific result count (image results).
Genaral Image Search and Filtering
Key words or phrases that contain relevant text will return image results either as contained within the total results or may be filtered to include only image-specific results.
Once you have a keyword or phrase you are interested in researching using the general search, your result count will include both the total number of search results (of text and images) and the image-only results count.
Continue to limit your image search results by either checking the "Images" checkbox (found under Primary Source Content) or select "View all images" to explore images related to your search terms.
When refining a general (text and image) search to image-only search results, relevant images will be presented in a grid layout that makes it possible to scan across a selection related to your search.
To view the full image detail page, select a specific image.
The full image detail page contains your selected image in an embedded image viewer in addition to a variety of information about the image including the source, date, medium, and copyright information related to the image. Here you may also export and adjust image citations, share the image, or save it to your Workspace.
How are image results related to my search?
The keywords used in your search match metadata about the image. For example, if the word "lighthouse" is found somewhere in the description of the image, it might also appear in the search results for your JSTOR search for "lighthouse."
You can also select specifically for images from the main search bar query suggestions.
If you're not seeing images, it may be because:
- there were no images relevant to your search or
- complex JSTOR search queries may not return results
For an introduction or refresher to search on JSTOR, check out the Basic Search Overview.
If you are searching for images within a particular collection, you might try browsing collections.
View and compare images
The image viewer offers several options to manipulate and view images including the ability to zoom in and out of the image, fit to view, toggle to full screen, and use multiple images in Compare Mode.
To view the image in fullscreen mode, select the icon.
When viewing the image in fullscreen, the image metadata will appear below the image. You have the option to turn this "off" or "on" by using the Hide or Show Image Details.
Example of showing image details:
Example of hiding image details:
Note that whether you select to show or hide image details, your metadata viewing selection will persist for any images you view afterward. This is true for images in Compare Mode as well.
Below the image viewer you also have the option to view other images in the collection (In this collection) or discover other collections (Explore other Collections) Use the > to scroll and view the collections.
Saving images to your Workspace
You can easily save images to your Workspace to organize, review, and export. To do this, the "Save" option is available on each individual image and text page.
Once you have found a specific image that you would like to save, select "Save." A Workspace confirmation menu will open where you can select where you would like the item saved.
To save images to your Workspace, you must first have a registered JSTOR account and be logged into your account. If you are NOT logged in, you will be redirected to the registration page.
Image citation and export options
Image citation and various export options are available on the full image detail page in the upper-right hand corner of the page.
Style options to cite an image include:
To download images, use the Download button. You will be asked to review and accept the JSTOR Terms and Conditions of use before accepting the download.