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    Photography - Subject Guide

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    African Americans in the Visual Arts
    Mortensen Library Reference N6538.N5 O86 2003 Check Status

    Career Opportunities in Art
    Mortensen Library Reference N6505 .H35 2001 Check Status

    Career Opportunities in Photography
    Career Services Shelves TR154 .G53 2006 Check Status

    Myths & Legends
    Myths and legends, with their fantastical settings and parade of exotic creatures and beautiful immortals, have inspired some of the most popular works in the National Gallery Collection.

    Opportunities in Photography Careers
    Career Services Shelves TR154 .J64 2005 Check Status


    Dictionaries

    ARTLEX: Dictionary of Visual Art
    Definitions of more than 2800 terms, numerous illustrations, pronunciation notes, quotations, and links to other resources on the web.

    Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art (Part of Oxford Art Online)
    Search Oxford Art Online or check box for Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and search Dictionary only

    The Dictionary of Art
    Mortensen Library Reference N31 .D5 1996 Check Status

    Dictionary of Contemporary Photography
    Mortensen Library Reference TR9 .S88 Check Status

    A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art
    Formerly Dictionary of Twentieth Century Art in Mortensen Library Reference N6490 .C5317 2009 Check Status

    The Photography Book
    Mortensen Library Reference TR139 .P49 1997 (Photographers Dictionary with examples of their work) Check Status

    The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms
    Covers painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, the decorative, applied and graphic arts from all periods throughout the world up to the present day.


    Encyclopedias

    Focal Encyclopedia of Photography: Digital Imaging, Theory and Applications, History, and Science
    Mortensen Library Reference TR9 .F6 2007 Check Status


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    Art Index and the Art Index Retrospective
    Years Covered: 1929-
    Indexing of articles from over 270 international art publications. Provides users with Art Literature, covering fine, decorative and commercial art. Limited number of simultaneous users. Be sure to logout/exit before closing your browser.

    ArtBibliographies Modern
    Years Covered: 1960-Present
    ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) provides full abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art, with more than 13,000 new entries being added each year. Entries date back as far as the late 1960s.

    ARTstor
    Searchable database of over 300,000 images from museums around the world, and covering a wide range of cultures and time periods. New material added frequently. Requires Java and Flash. Cookies and popups must be enabled. See Quick Start Guide for technical information and basic searching guidance. Disable Pop Up Blocker before opening. Mac users must have OS 10.3 and use Firefox browser.

    Google Art Project
    Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.

    Google Scholar
    Search for scholarly literature across disciplines and sources. Includes peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, etc. Particularly strong in sciences and social sciences. Selected full text. Many links are to publisher's sites which sell access. ON Campus - links to U of H holdings are available. OFF Campus - U of H users should check our holdings and use Interlibrary Services as needed.

    GroveArt (Now Oxford Art Online)
    Artists' biographies, essays on all cultures, civilizations, and art movements; articles on conservation and theory. A 720,000 item index includes all the visual arts with the exception of film. Links to related web resources and images. Full text available.

    Humanities Abstracts
    Strong resource index for all aspects of the Humanities including: Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Dance, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Literary & Social Criticism Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religion and Theology

    Oxford Art Online
    Artists' biographies, essays on all cultures, civilizations, and art movements; articles on conservation and theory. A 720,000 item index includes all the visual arts with the exception of film. Links to related web resources and images. Full text available.

    Web Urbanist
    Web Urbanist covers the collective life of our times through the lens of creative visual culture in the beating hearts of our cities. From urban design to individual homes, and subversive street graffiti to compelling works of gallery art, our authors scour the net to find the most innovative, compelling and cutting-edge artworks and designs in the world.


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    Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
    An electronic journal of 19th century visual culture.


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    American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936
    Photographs documenting natural environments in the US at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century.

    Archives of American Art (Smithsonian Institution)
    A repository of primary materials: letters, diaries, scrapbooks, catalogues,documentation of all kinds. Helpful "How to" box at the top of the screen to allow to search, question, etc.

    Designinform Research Guides
    Links to websites in all types of design, architecture and art forms.

    Edward S Curtis's The North American Indian Photographic Images
    One of the most significant and controversial representations of traditional American Indian culture. A searchable collection of over 2000 photogravure plates and narrative portraying the customs and life ways of eighty Indian tribes, 1907-1930.

    A Guide to Harlem Renaissance Material
    Library of Congress resources on African-American expressions of writing, music and art during the 1920s and 1930s. Links to external Web sites on the subject and bibliography.

    Life
    Life magazine presents online exhibits of photo essays from past issues of the magazine- Check the quick index for easy navigation. Link to Life Homepage for current events.

    MIT Libraries: Rotch Visual Collections
    Art, archaeology, architecture, photography, and more.

    NYPL Digital Gallery
    Browse or search The New York Public Library digital collection of 275,000 images (more coming) from primary sources and printed rarities, including illuminated manuscripts, maps, posters, prints and photographs ephemera, illustrated books, etc.

    PhotoDisc: Royalty Free Stock Photography
    Image database. Basic or Power (Boolean or natural language) search by keyword or concepts. Thumbnail images can be saved, enlarged, purchased. Uses Virage technology to find visual matches by color, composition, texture, etc.

    Photo-net
    Online learning community of people improving their photography expertise. Techniques, equipment, reviews, guides, critiques.

    Time Life Pictures
    Hundreds of thousands of photographs from the Time, Inc. Collection taken since the 1930s for its publications, plus over a million historical images from the London Mansell Collection. Excellent search engine.

    Voice of the Shuttle
    Extensive links to every variety of Web site in the humanities, law, political science, anthropology, business and media studies.

    Voice of the Shuttle: Photography Page
    General resources, galleries and museums, photographers, works, projects, holography, journals, listservs and newsgroups, and more.


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