Library Search is good for academic research on fashion. Not only does it list all the books that the library holds, it also provides links to content from most of the periodicals literature that we have access to.
As well as searching for a specific topic that you are interested in, look as well at books that cover a broad area. These subject searches may be a useful way to start.
Google books can also be useful for research.
Google Scholar and Google Books can also be useful for research. You might also search Library Hub Discover to find what is available in other libraries. You can use the inter-library loan service to request items from other libraries.
Library Search is the best place to start research, but you might also want to look specifically at some of the fashion journals listed here. For the cultural context of fashion, I suggest looking at Fashion Theory journal.
The library takes the following magazines in print. Those marked with an asterisk are also available online.
You will also find lots of fashion magazines on PressReader including:
Plus the following UK newspapers with supplements
There are also many international newspapers.
Press Reader can be accessed via the Web or via the PressReader mobile app
Vogue Archive guide [external]
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SEE ALSO Fashion Business Library Guide
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