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THTR 322: Costume Design: Step 3: Article Databases

Links You'll Need

Databases by Subject

The databases above are just a sampling of what we have access to.  Look into the subject areas for more resources.

Tips and Tricks


  • You must click "Enter" before you will be able to use the search function. 
  • Use the classification limits on the left side of the screen if you are looking for a particular type of image
  • Create an account to download any image

Oxford Reference Online

  • Use the Reference Type box to view overview pages, in depth articles, and more
  • Click on any record to view the entry that matches your search term

Getting Full Text Articles

1) Click - Through

Click on whatever link says "full text" within the database until you either hit a dead end, or find the PDF of your article.

2) Full Text Journal Finder

If there are no linked options, try searching by journal name in the full text journals

3) ILL (Inter-library Loan)

ILL means we do not own the article you want, but can get it for free.  This usually takes a few days or up to a week.

Use Illiad to request items we do not own:

Search Examples

Art Stor: Use to look up images from museums and galleries around the world.

NOTE: You MUST create an ArtStor login to download or copy any images.  These images are only to be used for educational purposes.

Oxford Reference Online: Use this to look up encyclopedia entries and other reference texts on subjects from your inspiration board.