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History of Photography: Home

Provides an overview of resources related to the History of Photography available in the OU Fine Arts Library.


ARTstor Info on ARTstor
Repository of images that include collections from a wide variety of civilizations, time-periods, and media. The images are drawn from different sources, such as museums, archaeological teams, photo archives, slide collections, and art reference publishers.

Online Encyclopedias


Resources Location in the Reference Collection

The Grove Dictionary of Art

       This includes a special section on photography vol. 24 pgs. 646-685.
       N 31 .D5 1996 v. 24 (Located on the Index Table to the right when you walk in the door)
       Also available online in E-Reference

Focal Point Encyclopedia of Photography       Michael Peres

       TR 9 .F6 2007                Fine Arts Library Reference Collection
       Also available online as an e-book.

Encyclopedia of 19th Century Photography    John Hannavy

       TR 9 .H25 2008 v. 1-2    Fine Arts Library Reference Collection

Encyclopedia of 20th Century Photography    Lynne Warren

       TR 642 .E5 2006 v. 1-3   Fine Arts Library Reference Collection

Online Resources

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To located journal articles on your subject, use the databases listed below.

Academic Search Premier  (1/1/1984 -  )
This database searches several journals including Afterimage, American Art, and American Photo.

Art Index
This database includes materials on art history and visual art.  Materials indexed include journal articles, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as multi-lingual material.

Bibliography of the History of Art
Indexes and abstracts current publications in the history of art including journals, conference proceedings, books, and exhibitions.  Subject coverage includes traditional fine arts, prints, drawing and sculpture, architecture and design, archaeology, and performance art.

This is a digitized, full-text archive of the back issues of scholarly journals and includes several journals on Art History and Photography.

Browsing the Shelves

Try browsing the TR 1 - TR 1050 section of the Fine Arts Library to find more relevant books.  The TR section is located on the west end of the library.

Zotero and EndNote

Zotero and EndNote are bibliographic management tools that you can use to organize and cite your sources.

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Subject Guide

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