Subject Guide : Lights, Camera, Sound!


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Tips to locating and using nontraditional material in your research


How do I search for photography?

NX = Photography as an art form
TR = Technical aspects of photography

For a subject heading use Photography.
Pictures refers to another medium

Library resources for photography include

Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-century Photography
Ref TR.H25 2008

Dictionary of photography and digital imaging Ref.TR9.A54 2002

How do I search for audio
Call numbers vary according to the area in which sound is being studied.  See the subject headings for suggestions as to kinds of sounds available.

Subject headings include
Architectural Acoustics
Electro Acoustics
Music--Acoustics and Physics

Free Sound - focus is only on sound not songs. Registration required.

CC Mixter - Creative Commons songs and sounds you can use.

Behold - A database to find Creative Commons images for Websites.

Top Documentary Films -- Free documentary films on a variety of topics.

How do I search for motion pictures?

TR845-899 = Cinematography & motion pictures

Use Motion Pictures  or Cinematography Not Movies for best results.

Library Resources for Motion Pictures include

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film Ref PN1998.2.T49 2002
The Film Encyclopedia Ref PN1993.45.K34 2005
Masters of Lens and Light Ref PN1998.D285 1991
VideoHound Series 1999-2003  Ref PN1998.


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