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THTR 353: Beginning Scenic Design: Images in Books

Books for Visual Inspiration

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Use UP Library Search to find books, streaming videos, online resources, journal articles, and much more (video tutorial). Need help? See handouts for using call numbers to find books on the shelf and Requesting Clark Library / Summit Items online.

Book Searching Tip

When searching for synonyms, OR must be capitalized:

example: England OR English

Tips for Searching by Time Period

Search by century: use numbers (19th century) instead of words: (nineteenth century)

Search by the name for your time period (Elizabethan, Victorian, Restoration, etc)

Tips for Finding Books with Images

Try adding the following words to your search to find books that include images:

  • Pictorial
  • Photograph*
  • Illustr*

The * will help you to find variations of those words (illustr* will find: illustration, illustrations, illustrated)

Books in these locations in the library are likely to contain many images:

  • Children's Literature
  • Oversize

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