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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Costume Design

A guide to Library resources on costume design, construction, and history.


This page includes resources for finding articles about costume design. We've included some suggested article databases below as well as recommendations of specific publications to check out in the next box. If you need a refresher on how to find articles through an academic database, check out our library guide linked below!

Suggested Databases

The best place to find scholarly articles is in one of the library's databases. The University of Illinois subscribes to over a thousand different databases that can help you access the content you need. It can be overwhelming to know how to start searching, so we've pulled out a list of recommendations for costume and design research.

Selected Journals

If you're just looking for a place to browse, check out the journals listed below. We've highlighted several publications that are particularly good for costume design research.

Looking for a specific journal? Check the library catalog or our Journal and Article Locator tool to see if we have it in print and/or online.