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ICPR 242: Introduction to Visual Studies (HC)

Independent College Programs 242: Introduction to Visual Studies (Knight) Fall 2016

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.

Blind Spot
Camera Austria International
Contact Sheet
European Photography
History of Photography
HotShoe International
Nueva Luz
Photo Review
Photo Review Newsletter
Photographer's Forum
View Camera

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
     TR681          portraits
     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