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History of Photography

Guide to resources on the history, theory, and practice of photography.

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Books & eBooks

USMAI Catalog: Searches the holdings at all the USM and affiliated libraries and allows books to be requested through the catalog. In addition to keyword and name searching use subject headings to find materials. Some examples of related subject headings are:

  • Photobooks
  • Photograph Collections
  • Photographers
  • Photographic Criticism
  • Photography

Hint: To search for eBooks in the catalog, select the "Books, Music, Video" tab then click "search." Filter your results by clicking the "eBooks" box listed under Source Types."

WorldCat UMBC: Seaches UMBC collection and can be used to seach holdings in libraries all over the world.  Books not held at UMBC can be requested through InterLibrary Loan.

InterLibrary Loan: Can take 1-2 weeks, sometimes longer to get your materials. START YOUR RESEARCH EARLY!!

Browsing: Browse the Reference Collection in Call Number range TR to find other great resources. This call number range will also work in both the Stacks and Folio collection on the 3rd Floor.

Hint: To search for eBooks in the catalog, select the “Books, Music, Video” tab then click "search." Filter your results by clicking the “eBooks” box listed under Source Types.

Below is a small selection of the photography titles available as eBooks.