To find books on relevant topics, search either the Tomlinson Library catalog or Prospector more in-depth by using LC Subject Headings. Pay attention to the subject headings used for books you've already identified in order to find other works on the same subject and also identify subject search terms.
Try some of the following subject headings:
Clothing and dress
You can also add other words such as "history", or a country such as "United States"
Costume and history
Fashion and United States
(Book image by Horia Varlan/Flickr Creative Commons)
Costume and Fashion
Theatrical Costume and Costume Design
Dressmaking and Tailoring
D Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia
E Americas and United States
F US by State
NC Drawing, design, illustration
If you find the Tomlinson Library does not have the item you are looking for (or if the item you are looking for is checked out), you can search Prospector, a combined library catalog of large libraries in Colorado and Wyoming.
CMU students, staff and faculty can request materials through Prospector, and the items will generally be delivered to Tomlinson Library within a few business days.
See ILL for more information.
If you are aware of an item you need that we don't have, you can request it though interlibrary loan. Try Prospector first, and if you don't find what you need, then request the item though interlibrary loan. This following link will take you to more inforamation.