Favorite Photographer Research Pathfinder
Students will be
able to effectively locate, utilize and apply technology from online resources
NJ CCCS 8.1 – Computer and Information Literacy – All students will use computer applications to gather and organize information and to solve problems.
Please make sure that you are spelling your selected photographer’s name correctly!
To log on to the
The following books may contain information on your photographer.:
REF 920 ENCYCLOP Encyclopedia of World Biography
REF 920.03 CURRENT Current Biography
REF 920 GROLIER Grolier Library of International Biographies
You may also search the Shawnee High School Online Catalog for additional materials.
Note: You can also limit your search by material type by selecting some of the other options under the “Limit your search titles to…” section.
Directions for Searching Gale Reference Library Databases:
Tips for Gale Reference Library:
Tips for Discovering Collection:
o Multimedia is images with descriptions.
Note that each article includes a “How to Cite” link. Remember to click on the link and save the citation to your H drive.
Facts-on-File: World Atlas:
· From the main Research Databases page, select “Fact-on-File-World Atlas” from the left hand column near the bottom.
· From the drop down menu in the upper part of the screen, select your country.
· Notice the “Country Menu” on the right. The information on your country is broken down by category. You can click on any of these to access that information.
· From the main Research Databases page, select “Britannica Online” from the top of the left hand column.
· Scroll down to “High School” and select “View this level.”
· Enter your photographer’s name in the search box.
Reminder: You can use a Google search for websites about your photographer. Please be sure they are reputable websites.
Here are two to get you started:
Haber’s Art Reviews (www.haberarts.com)
For some of the newer, less well-known photographers you will need to do a bit more searching to find information about their work. You might look for educational websites (.edu) that contain criticism by others who have viewed their work. Some suggestions might be to look at university or gallery websites where your photographer may have exhibited. Check your photographer’s website (if he/she has one) for a list of exhibition sites or links to articles about the author.
Sample search terms: curator critique of Loretta Lux, review of photographer Cindy Sherman
You can also search on the name of a photograph, if it is well known.
Remember to look at footnotes, weblinks and bibliographies from other sources you may have found for other ideas.
****Remember that you need to cite your work! Most of the databases contain a quick link to create the citation. You need to click on the citation link and save it to your H drive.**** Please come and see one of the Media Specialists if you need help formatting citations.