Class Research Guides
||Please visit the LTCC Library for in depth research help. When classes are in session the Library is open:
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays.
Got a paper due? Library staff are available to assist you from the start to the finish, from selecting your topic to polishing the footnotes.
We recommend you use this page to launch your research.
Choose your topic:
Browse LTCC Magazines such as:
- American Photo
- Art in America
- Art Forum
- Popular Photography
What other magazines does LTCC Library subscribe to? Check out our many specialized periodical titles, such as these, which are available online:
- Art Journal
- Boston Review
- International Journal of Education and the Arts
- Photo trade news
Pinpoint keywords and synonyms on your topic.
Search for books:
Use keyword or subject search options in the LTCC Library Catalog to learn what Library of Congress call numbers are assigned to your topic.
Browse the shelves.
Scan academic periodicals and web sites:
Access the most current data via online databases such as:
ArtStor - is a digital library of approximately 1,000,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and anthropology.
EBSCOhost - offers combined searching of Ebsco's Academic Search Elite plus MasterFILE Premier collection of periodicals and images.
Also consider these recommended web sites:
University of California's Museum of Photography: includes exhibits, archives and podcasts
Boston University's Libraries' guide to digital archives, including public domain images for downloading
Review, refine & critique:
Do you have a focussed thesis? Is the data gathered so far too broad? Then narrow the search.
Is it biased unfairly towards one point of view? Then broaden your search.
Is the topic covered fully?
Prepare your Bibliography:
Use consistent citation formatting such as APA or MLA styles. For more information, see Style Guides for specific examples.
Your library is here to help you. (530) 541-4660 ext. 232