Use the WSU Stewart
Library Catalog to find location and availability of books
and other media in Stewart Library. Use WorldCat
for listings of exhibition catalogs, books and media on photography
in other library catalogs. For home
or off campus access please use your WSU Login.
in Catalogs and Databases
Using keywords of your
choosing or Library of Congress Subject Headings, it may
be helpful to search by:
- artist's name: Alfred Steiglitz, Man Ray, Sherri Levine,
etc. (if you use subject headings last name goes first)
- genre: aerial photography; documentary photography, portrait
photography; photojournalism, phtography, artistic and
- subject: Use a subject term with the subheading
- pictorial works: Haiti -- pictorial works OR
a genre with a subject subheading:
Documentary photography -- Haiti
- artistic style/movement: documentary, surrealism, symbolism,
- time period: photography--20th century
or art, modern--philosophy, etc.
- artistic medium: prints, toning, digital imaging, etc.
- nationality/culture: photography, german; photography,
- theory: modernism, post modernism, feminism, marxism,
deconstruction, eco criticism, phenomenology, etc.
Also note: Exhibition
Catalogs are often cataloged by artist, subject, and museum or
gallery and Museum Catalogs are usually cataloged by the name
of the museum.
Browsing the Library
Books on photography
are generally located within the call number TR in the Reference
area (level one) and in the General Collection on level two in
a special location: at the top of the north stairwell, to the
left. Use the following list of call number areas to browse
for books on photography.
Library of Congress
Call Numbers for Photography
||General histories of photography
||Processing, darkroom technique
||Photographers by country
||Post 1950 photography
||Documentary photography (Note: these
books are often classified under their subject heading.
A book of photographs of Haiti would be under the call number
If we do not own a particular
book or article you need, we will borrow it for you from another
library through Interlibrary
Use the following resources
to find images on the Web
include encyclopedias, dictionaries and other materials used to
"refer" to. Use these resources for facts, definitions
or for background information on a topic.
Books in the Reference
Collection, Main level
- Artist's Market - Stewart Library, middle level, REF
- Contemporary Photographers - REF TR139.C663
- Dictionary of Art (Great resource! 34 volumes) - Stewart
Library, middle level, REF N31.D5 1996 - Reference table 3A
- Encyclopedia of World Art - Stewart Library, middle level,
REF N31.E533 - Reference table 3A
- The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography - Stewart
Library, middle level, REF TR9.F6 1993
- The Illustrated Digital Imaging Dictionary
- Stewart Library, middle level, REF TA1509.G76 1998
- The Photograph - Stewart Library, middle level,
REF TR15.C566 1997
Online Reference Resources
To find articles on your topic you
need to use article databases, also known as periodical indexes.
Each database usually covers a group of subject related journals.
Search by subject or keyword in these indexes. For
home or off campus access please use your WSU Login.
Full Text - Abstracts from 1994, full text from 1997 covering:
Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Computers in Art, Crafts,
Decorative Arts, Fashion Design, Folk Art, Graphic Arts, Industrial
Design, Interior Design, Landscape, Motion Pictures, Museology,
Non-Western Art, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Television,
Textiles, and Video. Use your
WSU student ID number for off-campus access.
- Use the print Art Index to find articles published
from 1929 to 1994 -Reference,1st Floor North, Call number N1.A7846
& Mass Media Complete -- Includes CommSearch and
Mass Media Articles Index plus many other journals in the fields
of communication and mass media. Cover to cover indexing for 300
core journals and selected indexing of 100 more. Fulltext available
for almost 200 journals. Dates of coverage vary by journal.
Use this to find articles on photojournalism, documentary photography
of the History of Art - The premier international scholarly
reference in art history. Including citations to writings from
1973 to present, covering visual arts in all media including traditional
fine arts; decorative and applied arts; material culture; photography
and contemporary new media; and visual arts aspects of performing
arts. Includes access to RILA (International Repertory of the
Literature of Art), and RAA Repertoire d'Art et d'Archeolgie).
1973 to present. Use this to find citations. Use interlibrary
loan to order items.
Search Premier - Provides some full text articles in over
a 8,000 magazines and journals.
Academic - Full-text coverage of many newspapers from across
the US and around the world. Good industry coverage
& Humanities Search - Citations from many of the world's
leading arts and humanities journals. 1980 - present, updates
(EbscoHost) - For information on teaching photography. Provides
citation and abstract information from over 750 educational journals
and related documents from the Educational Resource Information
Center. Selected full text. 1967 to present. Updated
Browsing Current Periodicals
Current magazines and
journals on photographic art can be browsed in the Current Periodicals
Area, in the "N" section (for art) and in the TR section
(for photography) on the Main level. Bound volumes of older issues
are found upstairs in the periodicals stacks. Selected titles
|Art In America
|History of Photography
|| TR1.H673 & online
|| AP2.L722 & online
|| G1.N21 & online
Here are some WWW sites
to get you started. Most of these will take you to other links,
so explore! Use the Yahoo and
to find other selected lists of sites on artists, museums, techniques,
styles, periods, etc.
Artists.org - Photographers - Lists major modern and contemporary
visual artists. Provides for each artist a portrait, brief
biography, links to articles, essays and interviews; original
art, limited edition art prints, photography and posters, multimedia
and artist's books. Artists are listed alphabetically and by discipline
- National Press Photographers
Association - association for photojournalists and those in
- Ansel Adams at 100
- The companion to a physical exhibit, this site examines seven
pictures for "insights into the history and world of ideas
behind Adams' photography." From the San Francisco Museum
of Modern Art.
Stieglitz - Companion to a documentary (part of the PBS American
Masters series) about photographer and art impresario Alfred Stieglitz
Directory: Photographers - Lists of useful links.
Photos - agency founded in 1947 by Henri Cartier-Bresson and
- Man Ray: Photèque
Numérique/Digital Photographic Library - A searchable
collection of works of the artist Man Ray, including photographs,
paintings, drawings, sculpture, and stills from his films. Search
by category or theme. There is also a brief biography in the form
of a timeline. Also available in French.
of Photography - Articles, photographs and resources on more
than 60 photographers.
Directory: Photographers - Links to dozens of photographers.
Center and Museum Sites