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    Key resources:

    • Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
      Sponsored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Locate artists from the time period being researched, who may have depicted costumes of the day.
    • History of Costume 3100 B.C.-1992 DVD
      (Trexler Library, ON RESERVE)
      This DVD can be checked out of the library. The first use on any PC will require a key code, written on the DVD case and on the DVD itself.

      The companion notebooks, kept with the slide collection from which the DVD was made commercially, can be useful for purposes of clarification. Ask for the "History of Costume slide collection notebooks" at the Trexler Library circulation desk.
    • WorldCat
      Available by library subscription. A union catalog of libraries throughout the U.S. and Europe. Choose the ILL (interlibrary loan) link from within an individual title's record to request that book from another library.
    • Historical Abstracts with Full Text
      Available by library subscription. Index to scholarly journal articles related to all non-U.S. history.
    • Theatre in Video
      Available by library subscription. Great performances, full-length, of major dramatic works.

    Additional resources:

    McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama (Trexler Library 809.2 M147)
    Good for retrieving dates of play authorship, as well as background information.

    Chronology of the Expanding World 1492 to 1762 (Trexler Library 909.08 W725c)
    and
    Chronology of the Modern World 1763 to 1992 (Trexler Library Reference 909.08 W725ch)
    Useful for locating literary figures and other persons and events contemporaneous with a given play.

        

      Citing sources in a bibliography

      For tips on citing print and electronic sources, visit Trexler Library's Citation Guides for Print and Electronic Resources.

      For automated citation, try the shareware Zotero. Here is a user guide.

          
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