Research Guide: Stage Design
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Here is a list of Websites which may be useful in stage design:
Image Search Engines
Set Design & Props
Interior Design & Decorative Arts
Historic Houses in Connecticut & New York
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Reference books are shelved by Library of Congress call number on the fourth and fifth floors of the Haas Library. They may not be checked out, but free scanners are available for student use on the first floor of the Library (please use a flash drive).
|Oxford Art Online online version of The Dictionary of Art.||Under Articles & Databases: A-Z on WCSU Libraries Homepage|
|The Dictionary of Art. 34 volumes. Same text as Grove Art Online.||Ref N 31.D5 1996|
|A Bibliography of Theatre Technology: Acoustics and Sound, Lighting, Properties, and Scenery||Ref PN 2091.S8.H68 1982|
|A Dictionary of Architecture. Oxford University Press.||Ref NA 31.C86 1999|
|Encyclopedia of Architecture, Design, Engineering & Construction. 5 volumes.||Ref NA 31.E59 1988-1990|
|Encyclopedia of Antiques||Ref NK 1125.E53 1976|
|Encyclopedia of Pottery & Porcelain, 1800-1960||Ref NK 3920.C36 1986|
|Encyclopedia of Interior Design. 2 volumes.||Ref NK 1165.E48 1997|
|Facts on File Encyclopedia of Art. 5 volumes.||Ref N 31.F33 2005|
|The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Homes through American History. 4 volumes.||Ref NA 7205.G745 2008|
|The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts. 2 volumes.||Ref NK 28.G76 2006|
|Homes Through American History. 4 volumes.||Ref NA 7205.G745 2008|
|International Dictionary of Theatre. Vol. 3: Actors, Directors and Designers||Ref PN 2035.I49 1992 v.3|
|The National Trust Guide to Art Deco in America||Ref NA 712.5.A7.G4 1996|
|The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms||Ref N 33.L75 1984|
|Theatre Backstage from A to Z. Third edition.||Ref PN 2091.M3.L68 1989|
|The Visual Dictionary of American Domestic Architecture||Ref NA 7205.C27 1994|
|The World Atlas of Architecture||Ref NA 200.W67 1984|
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CONSULS catalog workstations are concentrated on the first floor of the Haas Library, but there are some workstations on each of the other floors. You may logon to CONSULS via the WCSU Libraries Homepage at library.wcsu.edu or directly at www.consuls.org.
Please Note: CONSULS ignores upper and lower case, and you may omit punctuation, except the hyphen which must be replaced by a space.
TO FIND WORKS WRITTEN BY A SPECIFIC AUTHOR:
- Select Author at the CONSULS Main Menu, then type the writer's name last-name-first. Correct spelling is important.
- Example: aronson arnold (press RETURN or ENTER)
- Or just: aronson arn (ENTER)
To limit search results to items owned by WCSU, click on Limit/Sort and then select WCSU under "WHERE Item is Located."
TO FIND WORKS WRITTEN ABOUT A SPECIFIC WRITER:
- Select Subject at the CONSULS Main Menu, then type the writer's name last-name-first. Correct spelling is important. To limit results to items owned by WCSU, use the Limit/Sort option.
- Example: appia adolphe (press ENTER)
- Or just: appia a (press ENTER)
TO FIND WORKS WITH A SPECIFIC TITLE:
- Select Title at the CONSULS Main Menu, then type as much of the title as you remember in correct word order. In CONSULS, you may omit "a," "an," or "the" at the beginning of a title.
- Example: Victorian and Edwardian Decor: From the Gothic Revival to Art Nouveau (press ENTER)
- Example: victorian and edwardian decor (ENTER)
If your TITLE search does not retrieve an entry for a separately published edition of the work, select Words in the toolbar to re-execute the search as a keywords search, then scan the CONTENTS field of each entry for the title of the work you need.
TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT A SPECIFIC TOPIC BY SUBJECT HEADING:
- Select Subject at the CONSULS Main Menu, then type the Library of Congress subject heading which best describes your topic. Correct spelling and word order are important. The complete list of Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) is published in a set of big red books available in the Reference Area on the first floor of the Haas Library.
- Example: Interior decoration--History--20th century (press ENTER)
- Or just: interior decoration history (ENTER)
- Related headings:
- Architecture (subdivided geographically)
- Architecture, Baroque
- Architecture, Classical
- Architecture, Colonial (subdivided geographically)
- Architecture, Domestic (subdivided geographically)
- Architecture, Georgian
- Architecture, Gothic
- Architecture, Medieval
- Architecture, Modern (subdivided by century: 17th to 20th)
- Architecture, Renaissance
- Architecture, Victorian
- Castles (subdivided geographically)
- Gothic revival (Architecture)
- Antiques in interior decoration (subdivided geographically)
- Collectibles (subdivided geographically)
- Color in interior decoration
- Decoration and ornament (subdivided geographically)
- Draperies in interior decoration
- Floor coverings
- Flower arrangement in interior decoration
- Furniture (subdivided geographically)
- Furniture--History (subdivided by period)
- Furniture styles
- House furnishings (subdivided geographically)
- Lighting, Architectural and decorative
- Rugs in interior decoration
- Wall covering
- Windows in interior decoration
- Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery
- Projected scenery
- Scene painters
- Set designers
- Stage lighting
- Stage machinery
- Stage props
TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT A SPECIFIC TOPIC BY KEYWORD(S):
- Select Keyword(s) at the CONSULS Main Menu, then type the words which best describe your topic, in any order.
- Example: interior decor* and (victorian or 19th century or nineteenth century) press ENTER
- Narrower: (lamp* or lighting or chandelier*) and (victorian or 19th century or nineteenth century) ENTER
- Even narrower: street and (lamp* or light*) and (victorian or 19th century or nineteenth century) ENTER
- Example: america* and colonial and (kitchen* or hearth) press ENTER
- Narrower: america* and colonial and (kitchen* or cooking) and utensil*) ENTER
Use the * (asterisk) as a truncation symbol to retrieve variant forms of a word root. Use the Boolean OR to expand your search by including synonyms and related terms. When using two different Boolean commands in the same search statement ("and" and "or" in the preceding examples) you must include parentheses to indicate which command is to be performed first.
TO REQUEST MATERIALS FROM THE OTHER CSU LIBRARIES:
- If the item you need is owned by one of the other CSU Libraries (CCSU, SCSU, or ECSU) but not by WCSU, or if WCSU's copy is checked out, you may order the item electronically via Inter-Campus Loan by clicking on Request at the full record display in CONSULS. Then type your University network username and password. Be sure to specify a pickup location (Haas or Young Library) before initiating your request.
There is a limit of ten (10) Inter-Campus Loan requests per person. Videos are available via Inter-Campus Loan. Please allow 3-4 working days for delivery to the Haas Circulation Desk. Items borrowed via Inter-Campus Loan may be renewed for an additional borrowing period if no one has placed a HOLD on the item.
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- ARTSTOR Digital Library
- Coverage: 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with a suite of software tools for teaching and research.
- Location: Under Article & Databases: A-Z on the WCSU Libraries Homepage.
- Scope: Keywords search retrieves documented images of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, decorative art, architecture, and more. Also browsable by geographic area, classification, and featured group.
- Bridgeman Art Library
- Coverage: 360,000 high-quality images from galleries, museums, and private collections worldwide.
- Location: Under Article & Databases: A-Z on the WCSU Libraries Homepage.
- Scope: Keyword searching retrieves images of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, decorative art, and more.
- Google Images
- Coverage: Images embedded in Websites worldwide.
- Location: Online at images.google.com.
- Scope: All subjects, keywords searchable.
- Academic Search Premier in EBSCOhost
- Coverage: 1990 - present (earlier for many publications)
- Location: Under Articles & Databases: Most Popular at the WCSU Libraries Homepage.
- Scope: Indexes approximately 8,000 newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals in most fields, including language and literature, with 4,000 available in full-text.
- Coverage: Issue number one to within 2-5 years of present
- Location: Under Articles & databases: Most Popular on the WCSU Libraries Homepage.
- Scope: Full-text of over 500 core scholarly journals in more than 25 disciplines, including language and literature (complete backfiles). Includes some books.
To find out if WCSU subscribes to a specific periodical in print or online:
1. Select Journal Title at the CONSULS main menu, then type the name of the periodical (example: entertainment design) and press RETURN. If a title list appears on the screen, select the desired title, then look inside the box to find WCSU holdings. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to see if WCSU owns backfiles on microfilm or microfiche.
2. To find out if a given periodical is available in full-text in one or more of WCSU's online databases, use the Journal Finder available under Articles & Databases on the WCSU Libraries Homepage (library.wcsu.edu).
If the CSU Libraries do not own the book you need, or if WCSU does not subscribe to the periodical you need, you may request delivery of the item via Interlibrary Loan using the online ILLiad system available at: libguides.wcsu.edu/ill.
There is a limit of 5 Interlibrary Loan requests per person per day. Videos are not available via Interlibrary Loan. Under most circumstances, Interlibrary Loan is a free service, but please allow at least ten working days for delivery. You will be notified as soon as the material arrives. Faster document delivery service is available for a reasonable fee. Please call the Interlibrary Loan Desk at (203) 837-9114 for more information.
Reference service is available on request at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Haas Library, or you may contact Joan Reitz, Instruction Librarian, at 837-8308 or email@example.com. My office is located in Room 402 on the fourth floor of the Haas Library (near the glass elevator).
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Please send your comments to Joan Reitz, Haas Instruction Librarian, Western Connecticut State University
Last updated on October 6, 2015