ARTS 1200 /ARTS 1202 /ARTS 2200 - Photography - Reynolds

This research guide supports the following courses: ARTS 1200 Photography: The Analog Moment; ARTS 1202 Photography in Digital Culture; ARTS 2200 Photography Workshop: Research and Form

Vanderbilt University Library Catalog

Browsing for Books-Print

Another option is to browse the STACKS for books.  The following call # areas might be of interest for this class.

 Art Books-Regular and Oversize books are located on the 8th floor of the Central Library.

Photography Books, mainly TR are located on the 3rd floor of the Central Library.

Visual Arts (General)  N
Architecture  NA
Sculpture  NB
Drawing  NC
Painting  ND
Prints/Engravings  NE 
Decorative Arts  NK
Arts in general  NX
Photography  TR

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Selecting the best search scope for your research needs:

Everything vs. Library Catalog vs. Articles

Search Scope What is included? When should I use it?
  • Broadest search scope
  • Results will include books and ebooks, articles, and media like DVDs
  • A great option when you are just beginning your research process.
  • Use Everything when you want to survey the research landscape for your topic
Library Catalog
  • Focuses on VU owned items, physical and digital
  • Results will include books and ebooks, and media like DVDs
  • Digital collections like the TV News Archive will also be included in your results
  • You have defined your information needs
  • Use Library Catalog when you are ready to create a tailored search for your topic
  • Content from selected VU databases
  • Popular and scholarly articles
  • Use Articles to find popular and scholarly articles on your topic.
  • The Articles scope does not search across all databases accessible to the Vanderbilt community.
  • Not finding the articles you need or want more database options?

For a more detailed explanation of your search scope options consult What am I searching?


Keyword vs Subject Searching:

Step 1:  Start your search process with a list of keywords that describe the main concepts of your topic or question.
Step 2:  Use these keywords for your initial searches.
Step 3:  Use the Subject Heading links in the Library Catalog record to refine your search.


The following databases will help you find articles on your topic:

 What is  Find it at VU button ?

FindIt@VU provides direct links from a database citation to the fulltext of the article (if available) and other supporting resources.

You'll also see FindIt@VU buttons in Library Catalog.


Useful Library of Congress Subject Headings

Try a SUBJECT begins with search using one of the Library of Congress Subject Headings listed below:

Photographic Criticism     Photography--History
Photography, artistic   Photography--Social Aspects
Photography, artistic--Exhibitions   Cartier-Bresson, Henri
Photography, artistic--Periodicals   Sherman, Cindy
Photography--United States   Black-and-White photography