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ARS282: Photography I: Find Books, Catalogs & Media

Spring 2016, Y. Monakhov-Stockton

Browsing in the Stacks

Complete browsing guide to the arrangement of the books, exhibition catalogs, journals, and other resources in Hillyer Art Library


TR: Photography

  • 15  General history of photography
  • 21-126  History of the photography of specific countries
  • 140  Biographies of individual photographers
  • 287-500  Photographic processing, darkroom techniques
  • 510-545  Color photography
  • 640-685  Artistic photography, works about individual photographers
  • 690  Commercial photography
  • 800  Journalism, pictorial
  • 925  Photomechanical reproduction processes

Books, Exhibition Catalogs & Media in the Library Collections

Five College Library Catalog

Use the SUBJECT terms below to find books and exhibition catalogs in the Five College library collections:


  • [photographer's name], eg. White, Minor |
    Exhibitions | Criticism and Interpretation | Catalogs | Interviews
  • Photographers--Biography

History of Photography

  • Photography, Artistic
  • Photography--History | Photography--[name of country]--History

Photographic Methods & Processes

  • Black-and-white photography | Color photography
  • Photography--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Photography-- Processing | Printing processes
    Developing and developers | Special effects
  • View cameras | 35mm cameras | Single lens reflex cameras
    Medium format cameras | Photography--Pinhole
    Digital cameras | Photography--Digital techniques

SUBJECT SUB-HEADINGS for Well Illustrated Publications including Photo Books

  • Photographs | Illustrations
  • Photography of [subject]
    eg., Photography of birds
  • Pictorial works 
    eg., Circus -- India --Pictorial works
  • Portraits
    eg., High school students -- Portraits
  • In art | Exhibitions

Use the photographer's name as an AUTHOR to find

  • books and catalogs with text by the photographer
  • books and catalogs that are collections of images by her/him

Visual Browse

Visual Browse is a new way to explore and discover library materials in the Five College Library Catalog allowing you to virtually browse the shelves or to search for a particular book or media. Like the traditional catalog, you can browse or search across all five colleges or limit your search to Smith.

Visual Browse pulls in content from outside services including book previews and reviews, descriptions, author bios, movie trailers to provide more information about the book and its author.

New Books & Media

  • New art and photo books 
    "Visual Browse" for recent acquisitions for all Five College Libraries 
  • New books display: "Check out our new books" display by the red chairs on the first floor.
  • Suggest a purchase: Suggest a book or catalog for addition to the Hillyer collection.