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ARTH 3306: History of Photography: Articles & Databases

Reference Databases

Credo Reference  Alkek reference source for ideas on keywords and background information. Has images and concept map too. See the tutorial below and more info about Credo Reference below.

E-Reference Sources at Alkek Library full list of our e-reference resources: full-text subject encyclopedias and dictionaries

Grove Art Online

Oxford Reference Alkek reference source for ideas on keywords and background information

Suggested Art & Design Databases for Finding Articles & Images

Try searching our new Start Your Research tool! It searches multiple databases for articles and the library catalog for books and other materials. This tool can be good if your topic is cross-disciplinary and you are looking for different types of materials like images!

After you do an intial search in the box pictured below, look to the right to see related images. Under the Refine Your Results drop down on the left, click Show More to select Image Quick View Type, at the bottom of the refine search pop-up page. Please ask for help with this new tool if you need it!

Library homepage Start Your Research Box


Check the Databases list for more database descriptions and subject areas.

Art and Design Databases

These resources can be found on the Library Home Page through the Databases link and then under the Art & Design. Most of these are for finding articles. 


Anthropology Databases

You may want to check the library's anthropology databases too. Here are a couple that might be useful. The second one is citations to articles only. You can use the periodical list to search and see if we have the journal the article appears in if you think it is something you need for your research. 

History & Primary Source Databases

You can check out the list of all the library's History Databases but here is list of a few I thought might be useful for your class. Some of these contain Primary Sources.  See the whole list of Primary Source databases:

Other Possible Useful Databases  

Using Credo Reference to find Articles, Images, and More!

Credo Reference for finding images, books, articles and more...

Credo Reference contains approximately 400 reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries (English and foreign language), thesauri, books of quotations, as well as a range of subject-specific reference books and images. Credo is also configured to search the Alkek Library Catalog to show books and other resources available in Alkek Library on your topic. You can also search in Credo for articles from several of our popular databases such as JSTOR, Academic Search, and ScienceDirect.

Another useful tool Credo has is a mind map which will show you a map of topics related to your search term with links to more information about the related topics. A mind map can be very useful when you are just starting your research and looking for ideas of how to narrow, expand, or direct your topic. To see how it works download this short Credo_demo. Or try Credo Reference yourself!

Google Scholar Search

NOTE! This will only give you access to scholarly articles that Alkek Library subscribes to if you are on campus! If you are off campus and want to use Google Scholar to search far articles that we have access to please use the library's Google Scholar proxy link which is located on the list of G databases on the Research Databases page

Google Scholar Search