Photography: Get Started
Resources for photography.
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Tom Kobayashi, Manzanar Relocation Center, California / photograph by Ansel Adams from the Library of Congress PPOC.
Articles & Information Databases for Photography
- ARTstor This link opens in a new windowARTstor Includes more than 1.5 million images covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's software tools support viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline. You must register to save any images for future reference and to use ARTstor's sophisticated presentation tools. You also must register to access ARTstor from off-campus.
- JSTOR This link opens in a new windowFull text of over 1000 scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, from their earliest issues up to 3-5 years ago. Does not include current issues of the journals. Video tutorials are available.
- Credo Reference This link opens in a new windowProvides online versions of 500 published reference works, including general and specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias. Try the Concept Map to search for terms and topics that are interconnected and displayed in a visual form.
- Fine Arts (Gale OneFile) This link opens in a new windowProvides more than 150 full-text magazines and journals that are covered in indices such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide support for research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
- EBSCOhost This link opens in a new windowSearch from a wide range of research databases for magazine and journal articles. Updated daily. View the EBSCOhost handout
Mobile URL: EBSCOhost Mobile
- Photography in the Digital Public Library of AmericaExplore genres of photography along with photographs within each genre from collections around the country.
- Art and Architecture films from Films on DemandAll the videos in the Art and Architecture collection of Films on Demand collection are available to stream online.
- Photography videos from Kanopy Streaming VideosKanopy Streaming Videos offers hundreds of streaming videos on the history of photography, interviews with photographers and technique films.