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Photography: Recommended Resources

A research guide for finding Photography resources in the BC3 Library and on the Internet, complied by the BC3 Librarians.

Suggested Databases for Photography Articles

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar includes both books and articles. Be careful when selecting that the source is reputable. If an article is not made freely available online, remember that you can use the BC3 Library's Request an Article service to request it and we will do our best to obtain it and email it to you - free of charge.

Annenberg Learner Videos

Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum is a multidisciplinary professional development course designed to inspire teachers of all subject areas to use photographs in their teaching. The course resources include five videos that introduce the ways photographic images impact our lives and what we know about the world and its history. On the course website, 11 curated photo collections with more than 250 rights-cleared photographs for classroom use include background information and detailed thematic classroom activity plans. Essential Lens provides everything a teacher needs to begin using photographs to engage students in deeper understanding and learning of a range of subjects from history to biology. 

Featured Books

Books on Photography Techniques


The BC3 Library has both print and electronic books about photography, digital photography, processes, techniques, and equipment, and related subjects. They are all listed in the BC3 Library Catalog where you will find Dewey call numbers to locate books on the shelves (lower level of the library) and links to connect you to e-books. E-books can also be searched separately in our two e-book collections: e-Book Central by Proquest and e-Book Collection by EBSCO.

Browsing the Stacks

Photography books in the library can be found in the 770-779 area of the shelves.


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