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ARTH 2212: Survey of the Still and Moving Image

Getting Started

Search Scholar OneSearch, the main search bar on the library homepage to search for books. Use the filters under Material Type to select books, e-books, and book chapters in order to limit your results to just those formats. Note that print books in the Snell Library Remote Annex can be requested for in-person pickup at Snell Library in Boston. Books that have a location of "Online Access" are e-books and can be read remotely. Tutorials for accessing books are available at the bottom of this page.

Select Books on Photography and Film History

Select Books by Topic

There are many ways to search for books related to still and moving images. Consider some of the options and possibilities below:

Photographer / Artist / Filmmaker / Animator

Search for books by or on a particular person and/or their work by searching Scholar OneSearch for the person's name. See below for examples:

Theme, Topic, or Group

Search for books on a theme or topic within photography, film, and more. Or, search for books on a particular group of photographers, artists, etc. See below for examples related to surveillance/public space photography and women photographers:


Accessing Books Through HathiTrust

You are likely to encounter many books that will have a "HathiTrust Temporary Access" link as shown below:

To access a book from HathiTrust, follow the steps listed in this tutorial: 

Requesting Print Books from the Library's Remote Annex

Follow the directions outlined on this page to request a print book for pick up at Snell Library on he Boston campus.