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AHST 1172 - History of Photography (Cesiro)

Finding Articles

Scholarly Articles

Scholarly articles are most helpful for supporting and further developing your thesis once you have already learned the key facts related to your artifact. Usually background sources such as encyclopedias and books are good starting points for learning broad background information about historic individuals, cultures, locations and artifacts.

Tip: Need a refresher on what constitutes a scholarly article? [Click here]

Journal Locator

Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.

Journals by Subject


Beyond the DNL

Can't find the book or article you want? Try Interlibrary Loan (ILL)!

Other options for finding books:

Google Book Search

Other options for finding articles:

Sometimes if the Library doesn't have the full text of an article, you can find it by searching for the article title in Google Scholar.

Google Scholar Search

Tips & Tricks

  • When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
  • The asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example: basket* will search for baskets and basketry
  • Using quotation marks will search for a phrase
  • Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses

Here's an example using all of these tips:

"Latin America*" AND (democracy OR politics)

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Look for mentions of photographers in newspapers, especially New York Times - Historical.