Studio Arts – Photography Research
Background Information: Sources Available in the IAIA Library
|Looking At Photographs: A Guide to Technical Terms||REF 770.3 B181l|
|The Photography Encyclopedia||REF 770.3 M134p|
|A World History of Photography||REF 770.9 R813w|
|Original sources: Art and Archives at the Center …||REF 770.92 U588o|
|Contemporary Photographers||REF 770.922 C761|
Search the library catalog for books on your subject using keywords, or visit the library’s stacks and browse call numbers:
778- (techniques and types of photography)
779- (photographs and photographers)
Also check the NC shelves (far right) for non-circulating books in the same call number ranges.
Library Databases (Newspaper & Journal articles)
- Academic Search Premier: A multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,700 publications.
- ARTstor: Contains approximately 300,000 images of art, architecture and archeology from a wide range of cultures and time periods.
- Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA): Comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing covering European and American visual arts from late antiquity to the present.
- GALE Cengage —Expanded Academic ASAP: Includes research, reviews, full-text articles.
- GALE Cengage- Academic OneFile: Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources.
- JSTOR: An electronic archive of full-text articles from Arts & Humanities journals.
- Project Muse: Scholarly, full-text articles in the arts and humanities.
Search for the Artist’s Own Reflections
Some suggested subject headings to find material presented in the artist’s own words:
- Use the artist’s name as an author search (last name, first name)
- Use the artist’s name as a subject search (last name, first name)
- Combine the artist’s name with these terms
- Note: When searching most databases, it is possible to search the singular and plural forms of terms by using an asterisk (*). For example: diar*, interview*, journal*.
Writing About Art
|A Short Guide to Writing About Art||808.0667 B261s 2008|
|Writing About Art||808.06 S275w|
|Writing for the Visual Arts||808.0667 M478w|
History of Photography from beginnings to 1920s: a useful starting-off point for students preparing for courses which include brief study of the history of photography.
American Museum of Photography: Online exhibits, historical information, interesting tidbits, links to resources.
History of Photography Timeline: Major events in the development of photography and techniques.