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Photography: Finding Articles

Print Journals

Holman Library has several print journals available for you to browse.

American Photo (1990 - April 2015)

American Photographer (Sept. 1980 - 1989)

Design Quarterly (through 1996)

EventDV (2005-2011)

Popular Photography (latest 10 years)

Finding Articles

This page will help you find articles located in the library's databases.

Databases contain scholarly journals, professional journals, newspapers, magazines, informed opinion pieces, literary criticism and more.

Browse the complete list of the library's databases by subject or databases by name from anywhere you have an internet connection.

Why does the type of publication matter?


  • Newspaper articles are often short and chronicle a daily record of a particular town or city. Newspapers are a good source of art exhibition reviews.

  • Magazines often take up the same types of topics, but in a bit more depth than newspapers. Magazines, such as The New Yorker, also review art exhibits. Magazines are generally dedicated to a particular subject area.

  • Professional Journals find their audience with the practioners in a field.

  • Scholarly journals are written by academics and for a more academic audience. Scholarly articles are generally peer reviewed and offer more analytical discussions of an artist.

Where should I look?

The tool that will help you find articles on your topic is a database. The library subscribes to many databases, and these are the ones I recommend starting with


Here's what the search screen in Academic Search Complete looks like. Note all the different ways you can focus your search for articles.

EBSCO example search




Hint: Click on the title to read a summary of the article, before you read the entire article!