Further develop your research
When trying to decide on a paper topic, it can be very helpful to browse the stacks (book shelves) in the library. Magill library has an extremely well-developed photography collection, thus the following suggestions relate to photography. However, if your interest lie elsewhere, there are plenty of wonderful resources to consider. See the tab "Keyword Searching" for some helpful tips on how to find resources in other areas. Do not hesitate to ask the visual studies librarian, Anna Fodde-Reguer (afodderegu at haverford) for help.
Photography Periodicals at Haverford
The following is a list of photography magazines and journals which are currently received at Haverford. Current issues are in the Periodical Reading Room. Back issues of these periodicals are retained and housed in the Phillips Wing according to their call number.
Camera Austria International
History of Photography
Photo Review Newsletter
Browsing the Collection
In Tripod use the 'author' search to find books by a photographer. Use the 'subject' search to find books about the photographer.
Most university and many specialized art libraries use the Library of Congress classification system. Knowing a few of the most commonly used call numbers will allow you to browse a collection. Many materials will fall into the following call number ranges:
TR1 photography magazines
TR15 -139 histories of photography
TR647 exhibit catalogs
TR651 photographic works or topics from years 1800-1850
TR652 photographic works or topics from years 1851-1900
TR653 photographic works or topics from years 1901-1950
TR654 photographic works or topics from years 1951-2000
TR655 photographic works or topics from years 2001-
TR660 landscape photography
TR820.5 documentary photography
NOTE: after the first section of the call number (TR654) the second section starts with a letter. This letter will often refer to the first letter in the photographer's last name. For example a book about Walker Evans would be at the call number TR654 E