Introduction to support in the Library and how to find books and eBooks.
Information about recommended academic journals and databases.
Dress History Research
Archival databases and more that will help you to research dress history.
Primary source material for researching film, including news sources and streamable media.
Primary source material for researching theatre, including production reviews and costume collections.
Look for the symbols below to find books in the Library on Costume and
Conflicting masculinities : men in television period drama
Fashioning horror : dressing to kill on screen and in literature
The Superhero Costume: Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction
Film and Fashion Amidst the Ruins of Berlin : From Nazism to the Cold War
Treasures Afoot : Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era
Victorian Afterlife : Postmodern Culture Rewrites the Nineteenth Century
Clothing in 17th-century provincial England
Wartime fashion; from haute couture to homemade, 1939-1945.
Fashion in the time of Jane Austen
Shakespeare and costume
Making vintage 1920s clothes for women
Stays and Corsets : Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body
Some books are only available as eBooks, so always search Library Search Plus in addition to checking the shelves. eBooks are great because they let you search through the whole book for keywords, copy key quotes, and highlight or add notes against interesting passages as you read.
eBooks are also available through databases, which you can search separately:
Click here for a list of the best costume-related books available in the Internet Archive.
The Library has access to thousands of books, both in print and online.
To find a book in the Library, first search the Library Catalogue. This will give you an idea about the range of books on a topic, as well as information about where you can find a book on the shelf.
Click here to browse the newest print books in the Costume collection.
When searching for print books in the Library, the following numbers can be helpful in locating particular subject areas.
Your Subject Librarian can help with:
Conducting research and finding high-quality sources
Using information resources and search tools effectively
Referencing, from in-text citations to your bibliography