Use the WSU online
to find location and availability of books and other media
in Stewart Library. Many of the books on costumes and costume history
on the middle level of the library in
the General Collection under the
call numbers GT500
. Books on theatre are found under PN
Do not restrict your research to costume
books and theatre alone. Other broad classification areas that may
have books with pictures of costume and dress include; "N"
art history, "D" history, "G" anthropology,
ethnography, "T" photography, "TT" for fashion
and textiles and "H" advertising in business. Videos are
located in the Media Collection, lower level.
Order books online from Amazon Books
or Barnes and Noble. Also use Books
in Print sources as needed.
If we do not own a particular book or article you need, we will
borrow it for you from another library through Interlibrary
Loan. To find books that may be available from other libraries
you can also use WorldCat.
Reference resources include
encyclopedias, dictionaries and other materials you use to "refer"
to. Use these resources for background information on a topic. Reference
books, including costume dictionaries and encyclopedias are available
on the middle level, in the Reference area shelves under the call
number GT 500. For home or off
campus access please use your WSU Login.
- Artcyclopedia - Find
photographs of art works by artist, time period, movement, place
- ARTstor - ARTstor is a digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates. WSU student and faculty use only.
Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art & Artists
Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
of Clothing & Fashion
Virtual Reference Library
Encyclopedia of Dance
Oxford Dictionary of Art
Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
of Technical Theatre Terms
- Grove Dictionary
To find articles on
your topic you need to use article databases, also known as periodical
indexes. Each database usually covers a group of subject related
journals. Search by subject or keyword in these indexes. For
home or off campus access please use your WSU Login.
- America History
- Art Full Text
- Abstracts from 1994, selected full-text from 1997
covering: Art History, Crafts, Decorative Arts, Fashion Design,
Folk Art, textiles, etc.
of the History of Art - The premier international scholarly
reference in art history. Including citations to writings
from 1973 to present, covering visual arts in all media including
traditional fine arts; decorative and applied arts; material
culture; photography and contemporary new media; and visual
arts aspects of performing arts. Includes access to RILA (International
Repertory of the Literature of Art), and RAA Repertoire d'Art
et d'Archeolgie). 1973 to present. Use this to find citations.
Use interlibrary loan to order items.
- Arts & Humanities
Search - Citations from many of the world's leading arts
and humanities journals. 1980 - present, updates weekly.
- Arts and Humanities
- Academic Search
Premier - Provides some full text articles in over four
thousand magazines and journals
-- International Index to Performing Arts - Citations, abstracts
and some full-text articles on all aspects of the performing
arts including plays and playwrights.
- MLA International Bibliography is usually the best index for
researching literature and literary criticism topics. MLA provides
article reference for articles in literature, languages,
linguistics, and folklore back to 1963. Updated ten times per
- Also check the full list of Arts
and Humanities Databases
- Many newspapers and broadcast news services are available
and journals can be browsed in the Current Periodicals Area, on
the Middle level. Some fashion
magazines can be browsed via the Web.
Bound volumes of
older issues are found upstairs in the periodicals stacks.
Browsing in the "AP2" general section
is particularly useful for viewing back issues of illustrated
magazines such as
- Atlantic Monthly
Here are some WWW sites
to get you started. Most of these will take you to other links,
META SITES: COSTUME
- The Costumer's Manifesto - Long list of links
to costume information from Fairbanks, Alaska
- The Costume Gallery
- A central location on the Web for costume and fashion, including
over 400 web pages and 1,800 images of costume.
Costume Page - An extensive collection of costuming and costume
history resources online.
Costume Ring - The Costume Ring was created in order to link
sites dedicated to the word costume, in this case, to clothing
in the sense of theatre, film or mask costume, national, folk
or traditional costume, and historic costume.
links - From Yahoo.
- The Costume Site -
Online Costuming Sources for Historical, Science Fiction &
- The History
of Costume -The "History of Costume" or "Zur
Geschichte der Kostüme" was printed from 1861 to 1880 in
Munich. The total publication contained a total of 500 costume
designs. These plates consisted of historical dress from antiquity
to the end of the 19th century. This book is an excellent source
for students who are studying the history of fashion and for costume
ON PARTICULAR TIME PERIODS
more sites on costumes from particular places or periods are available
via the meta sites listed above.
SITES OF INTEREST