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THTR 363: Beginning Costume Development and Analysis: Images in Books & eBooks

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Use UP Library Search to find books, streaming videos, online resources, journal articles, and much more (Search Tips). Need help? See handouts for Finding Books on the Shelf and Requesting Clark Library and Summit Items online.

Tips for Finding Books with Images

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

  • Pictorial
  • Photograph*
  • Illustration*

The * will help you to find variations of those words (photograph* will find: photograph, photographs, photography)

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

  • Children's Literature
  • Oversize

Book Searching Tips

Use broad search terms, such as:



Instead of searching for specific clothing items:

Hoop skirts

Ankle boots

When searching for synonyms, OR must be capitalized:

example: Clothing OR fashion

Tips for Searching by Time Period

To search by century:

Use numbers:19th century instead of words: nineteenth century


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