We can't fit every resource about material culture on to this list! A topic guide is just the beginning of building your bibliography.
Encyclopedia of clothing and fashion 3 volumes. REF 391 En1 2005
Schirmer encyclopedia of art 4 volumes. REF 703 Sch3 2002
Worldmark encyclopedia of cultures and daily life 4 volumes. REF 305.8 W89 1998
Gale Virtual Reference LibraryAmong the relevant reference books indexed in this database are:
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
World Book Online (on-campus use only)
Anderson, Dale. Ancient China 48 pages. 709.31 An3 2005
O'Kane, Bernard. Treasures of Islam : artistic glories of the Muslim world 224 pages. 709.17 OKA
Schlereth, Thomas. Victorian America : transformations in everyday life, 1876-1915 363 pages. 973.8 Sch4 1991
Expanded Academic ASAP
History Study Center
The Boston Public Library's electronic resources have many excellent sources on material culture. You can sign up online for an ecard and then go to the Electronic Resources page to do one-box searching. You can also check the links on the left side of the page to search one or more subject areas. Some of resources available include:
Art Full Text
Design and Applied Arts Index
History Resource Center: U.S.
Oxford Art Online
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