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Fashion Research Guide: Research Databases
A research guide for finding Fashion reference materials, books, articles, images, career resources, and web sites.
What is a research database?
A research database is a searchable collection of thousands of articles, often organized by subject.
What is a scholarly journal?
A scholarly journal is a scholarly publication with multiple articles that is often subject specific or has a specific audience. Sometimes referred to as a periodical, because they are published at regularly occurring intervals.
Technology, engineering, consumer science. This is the world's largest library of innovative, advanced, and sustainable materials. Materials are categorized by chemical makeup rather than intended use. Watch the Quarterly Materials Review online, focused on the latest and greatest materials that have entered into the library and the research conducted by the Material ConneXion company.
Textile Manufacturing. This bibliographic index covers a broad range of topics including plant development, computer control, manufacturing and finishing processes, commercial development, performance of textile products and environmental concerns. It is also a source of American, British and European patents and international standards information. Papers are selected, read and classified using a unique classification scheme that is versatile and updated annually to adapt coverage to current research trends.
Current and historical photographs, audio clips, & news from the Associated Press. The Archive is licensed for educational use.
Coverage: Photographs - 1826 to present, audio clips - from the 1920’s to present, news stories - from 1997 to present.
Primary sources on the history of women in the United States. This diverse collection ranges from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to Katrina Thomas's photographs of ethnic weddings from the late 20th century.
Art & Design. Includes the three-volume Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design of over 1,700 authoritative articles by leading international scholars; an interactive timeline to browse the history of design from pre-history to the present day; two-volume World History of Design written by eminent design historian, Victor Margolin; eBooks in design and craft studies by leading scholars including Glenn Adamson, Tony Fry, and John Heskett
Fashion, textiles, and art history. Access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and more.
Forecasting and trend analysis for the fashion industry for men, women, boys, girls, accessories, and home. It also provides information from worldwide retail floors, runways and trade shows, daily news & blogs, product development, and supporting tools.
Fashion, marketing, advertising, popular culture. Contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names.
Fashion, marketing, advertising, popular culture. Contains the entire run of Women's Wear Daily, from the first issue in 1910 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and article has been included.