Search these databases for articles about your photographer, or about photography in general:
AND, OR, & NOT (also known as "Boolean operators") help you combine search words, to find what you are looking for. Watch this video to find out how it works:
Adapted from the materials created by The University of Auckland Library, NZ. This video is covered by a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license.
Use AND to connect ideas
Use ( OR ) to search synonyms or related terms:
(“silver gelatin” OR “black and white”) AND (catalogs OR exhibitions)
Place names or other phrases in quotations:
Use truncation to search all forms of a word:
photog* for photography, photographer, photographer, photographers…
Use subject headings: find them under “subjects”, “thesaurus” or “index.” JSTOR doesn’t have s.h.’s; for more precision, search the abstract only.
Too-short articles? Specify length. Lexis-Nexis uses “and length>400”
Check HELP: not all databases use the same commands!!