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THA V20 Costume Design: Print Books

A research guide for costume design.

Suggested Print Books

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Use OneSearch to search across all library resources.  Narrow your results to books by using the options in the "Refine my Results" bar on the left.

In the "Availability" section, select "Available in Print."  Your results will now show only print books available at both the Main Campus and East Campus libraries.

The video below will cover how to find both books and electronic books using OneSearch.

How to Search and Browse for Books

Finding Books By BROWSING

Browsing through the library stacks can sometimes be the most interesting way to find a book. Browse through the Library Catalog in order to find books related to costume:

GT 500-2100 (Costume and fashion books, also academic treatments of the same)

TT 490-650 (Tailoring, dressmaking and clothing construction)

TS 1300-1865 (Textile industry / arts)

N (Art) esp. N 6447-7400 (19th-20th century art) & 7575-7619 (Portraiture)

TR (Photography) esp. TR 575 & TR 680 (Portrait photography)

 

Finding Books Using SUBJECT HEADINGS

The best way to find books on a topic is to use subject headings. Subject headings are terms used by librarians to describe books. Your life becomes a lot easier once you find the most appropriate terms used to describe the concepts that interest you. To aid you in your research, here are a few terms used to describe books related to costume research:

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