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MFA Photography & Integrated Media

A guide to research and thesis writing for Lesley Art + Design students in the MFA Photography & Integrated Media program.

How to Find Articles

Use the @LL Search bar below to:

  • Search for a broad topic, like impressionism, to get ideas for how to narrow your topic into a specific research question
  • Split your research question into different search bars using Advanced Search. If your research question is "How did the Dutch tulip trade influence still life painting" you can put dutch or flemish or netherlands on one line, tulip trade on another line, and still-life or still life on the bottom line.
  • Paste in a book title to see if we have it
  • Paste in an article title to see if we have the full text (if you don't find it that way, try searching for the journal title here)


Advanced Search

Can't Find the Full Text? We Will!

If you've already tried searching for the article title above, and you also tried searching for the journal title here but you still can't find the full text, try searching online! Google the title of the article in quotation marks to see if it's available on the author's website, in a free eBook, or in Google Scholar, etc.!

If none of that works, then you can request an InterLibrary Loan! We'll ask another library to scan the article and send it to you electronically! Available to all grad students, regardless if you're local or not! Go here to get the skinny on InterLibrary Loan.

Art Databases

Results from these databases show up in your @LL Search results (above), but if you want to search in just one database instead, you can choose one of these:

Reviews of Films/Art/Exhibits