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THEA 3750 Costume History Ludlow: How to find books

This guide is to assist student research on costume history, construction, design, and the research process.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Use Library of Congress Subject Headings to construct effective searches for books in the:

GIL-FIND@VSU catalogue

LOC subject headings



Look up the Subject Headings here:

Remember, change the field to "Subject Heading" in GIL-Find@VSU before pasting in your Subject Heading and constructing and running your search.


Search in GIL-Find@VSU via the simple search box at the Odum Library's website:






Construct advanced searches in GIL-Find@VSU:


GIL-FIND@VSU (advanced)

GIL-Find@The Universal Catalog & GIL Express

Use GIL-Find@The Universal Catalog & GIL Express to request books from other academic libraries in Georgia, and have those books shipped (for free) to the Odum Library at Valdosta State University, enabling you to check them out:

GIL-Find@The Universal Catalog



Getting materials from Interlibrary Loan

Sometimes the books you want aren't available anywhere in our library or in the University System's libraries. For those times there's Interlibrary Loan. Click the link below to learn more about ILL at VSU.