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ARTH 225: Art and Fashion: from the Renaissance to the present

Finding Exhibition Catalogues

Use the subheading “exhibitions” in a Keyword Boolean search for exhibition catalogues:

rembrandt and exhibition? [truncated for singular or plural]

rembrandt and exhibition? and agnes

Book citation

How to analyze a book citation

Schneider, Jane. "Cloth and Clothing." In Handbook of Material Culture, ed. Christopher Tilley et al., 203-20. London : Sage, 2006.

The citation refers to a chapter in an edited book.

Tip: Search Omni by Title Exact to see if Queen's Library has the book handbook of material culture.  Omit initial articles (the, an, a).  Ignore punctuation and case.

Finding Books and Exhibition Catalogues

Search Omni by author, title, keyword, subject, or call number to find books, exhibition catalogues and other materials in our collection.
Search by Keyword Boolean to find books on topics or information in other formats, especially if you don't know the correct subject heading, or specific author or title.  Use Keyword Boolean operators and”, “or”, “not to combine terms, to do phrase searching or truncation of terms. 
Narrow or refine search by adding other terms: e.g.

dress and gender
fashion and art and 19th
Broaden search using "or" between similar or possible terms, nested in brackets, or by using the "?" symbol to truncate for variable word endings (nouns, adjectives, singular or plural) : e.g.
fashion? and (19th or nineteenth or victorian) *
ingres and exhibition? and washington
fashion and exhibition? and metropolitan
"van dyck" and video? (for all formats of videorecordings) [or search "van dyck" and use the Video/Film limit feature in Omni]

* Note the nested (i.e. bracketed) search for similar or possible terms, in conjunction with your and term.

Use quotes around a phrase or concept: e.g.
"art deco" and fashion
"material culture" and (aborigin? or indigen? or native or "first nation?")
Limit large result sets by library location or by using "not": e.g.
sculpture and degas not rodin
"arts and crafts" (tip: limit to “Art Collection”)
"material culture" (limit to a library - e.g. "Stauffer" )
From your results, select useful titles and click on the Subject Headings assigned to find other books on your topic.  Examples of relevant Subject Headings and subheadings are:
Clothing and dress -- Social aspects
Clothing and dress in art
Clothing trade -- United States
Costume -- History
Costume in art
Dresses -- Ontario -- Kingston -- Exhibitions
Dressmaking -- Great Britain -- History
Fashion -- History -- 20th century
Fashion design
Fashion in art
Men's clothing -- Exhibitions
Textile design
Textile fabrics
Women's clothing -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century

New Acquisitions