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THA 2140: Introduction to Theatrical Design: About Research

About choosing a topic

Video from North Carolina State University Libraries

Using the VSC catalog

Use the Library Catalog to search for books and more.

Searching by keyword (called "All Fields" in VSC online catalog)


Choose the most significant concepts for your search.  Put "and" between them.  Click on Find button or hit enter.


For example:

Searching by subject

Put your subject term in the basic search box, and select Subject from the drop-down menu. 

For example:

Advanced Search

Another option is to try an Advanced Search.

For example:

Then, you could put in your topic as a subject.  Add a keyword for a more focused search.


Click on a title to learn more about the item and where it's located. (This one is an ebook)

To place an interlibrary loan request for a book or audiovisual item found at another college in the Vermont State Colleges Online Catalog:

  • Click on the book's title
  • Click on "Place A Request" in the Holdings tab.

You'll receive the book in approximately one week if it's available.  You'll get a message in your Castleton email when it arrives.