Library Research Guide
The K-State Libraries' Collections in Search It will provide you a list of items either owned by us or that we pay to access (as in the case of electronically available books and journals).
Subject Heading Search: The "Subjects" are simple tags used to categorize materials. For individual designers, you could search by his/her last name. This will generate a list of Subject Headings that relate specifically to that designer (whether or not your designer has a Subject Heading depends on his/her level of notoriety). Also, this works with artistic movements, techniques, etc.
Some Subject headings related to theatrical design:
Theater -- Pictorial works
Theaters -- Design and Construction
Theaters -- Design and Plans
Theaters -- Special Effects
Theaters -- Stage Setting and Scenery
Search for books in owned by K-State Libraries and other libraries simultaneously. WorldCat can help you to determine if your topic is mentioned within a book -- many records include the table of contents.
We highly recommend the "Advanced Search" option -- it allows for much greater control when browsing. You can use this to limit by language and format (ex. books).
Your list of results will be arranged by how many libraries own a copy of that book (so, by popularity of sorts).