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Photography: Getting Started

This guide is designed to help students in the fine arts field begin their research in photography at the LAC Library and on the World Wide Web.


Welcome! This research guide pulls together a variety of resourcse you may want to use if you are conducting research on Photography.

Want to know where to start your research? Click on the above tabs to find lists of books, journal titles and recommended databases, primary sources and recommended reliable websites.

Have questions? Feel free to comment or ask questions about this research guide by clicking above on the PAGE COMMENTS link. Feel free to contact me at the email address provided anytime you need assistance.

Good luck in your research.

Keyword Suggestions

A Keyword search looks for words anywhere in the record. Keyword searches are a good substitute for a subject search when you do not know the standard subject heading.

Keyword searches:

Use quotes to search a phrase:

"women photographers"
"digital photography"

Use + to mark required terms:

+daguerreotype +history
+35mm +photography

You may also use quotes to indicate a phrase, and the Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT.

For example:
"Photography" AND "American culture"
Contemporary AND photograph* AND American

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