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Finding Plays for Beginning and Intermediate Acting: Costuming

How to find plays online and in print

Image Databases

Check the Image Databases for a complete listing of Alkek Library's holdings.

Finding Images in old Magazines & Newspapers

Do we own it?

Search by Magazine name: Check the Periodical List (online content)  or Library Catalog (print content) to see if we have the magazine you want.

Search by Topic: Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature (1982-present) and Readers Guide Retrospective (1890-1982) is a good source for searching Popular Magazines by topic.

Newspapers: Check online collections or search 3rd floor Microfilm shelves by Newspaper Title.

Print/Microfilm Collections

Microfilm, microfiche, and print journals and magazines published after 1980 are located on the 3rd floor.

Print Journals and magazines published before 1980 are shelved by call number on floors 5-6.

Browsing for Costume Books

Costume history books (including design and accessories) can be found in the GT500-2370s call number range, on the 5th floor shelves and Oversize area.

There are also costume and fashion design books in the TT call number area on the 7th floor shelves and Oversize area.

Databases & Reference Books for Costuming

Search for Costume Resources in the Library Catalog

Search the library catalog for print and ebook resources related to costuming, movies, and more!

 

 

Finding illustrations or photos of objects, people, paintings, prints, etc.

Our cataloging does mention whether a book is illustrated. The first and simplest way to find a picture of something, is to look for a book about it, then note whether the catalog entry mentions "ill." or “illus.” Those abbreviations mean the book has an illustration or is illustrated.

Also know that "pictorial works," "pictures," "illustration" or “___ in art” are legitimate subject headings that can be combined with any number of keywords to find pictures or illustrations. For example, “flowers in art” is a subject heading, or “birds—pictorial works,” or look at “Pictorial works” as a subject heading alone. It tells you: Search also: subdivision Pictorial works under names of countries, cities, etc., individual persons, families, corporate bodies, and under classes of persons, ethnic groups, and topical headings.

Streaming Video Resources

Search Films on Demand, a database of streaming video in various topics, for videos about Theatre, Dance, and Drama.