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Subject Librarian: Marlys McGuire

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This subject covers: the history, aesthetics, design, analysis, production, marketing , and social aspects of textile and apparel products. Other related topics are: Art & Art History, Design (General Aspects), Interior Design, and Retail Merchandising.

Article Databases and Indexes

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WGSN is an online news, information and fashion images database for the fashion and style industries including fashion forecasting, design, company profiles and news items on e-commerce, finance, advertising and marketing. **Access is only for the content under "Fashion" and "Insight" tabs on the WGSN website.

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Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Art Full Text, produced by The HW Wilson Company, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world. There is full-text coverage for selected periodicals. Coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Indexing coverage begins 1984; abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. The abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles. Full-text coverage begins in 1997.

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Index and abstracts of articles from periodical articles, books, exhibition catalogs, and index entries for dissertations. Covers all aspects of late 19th and 20th century art, including decorative and applied art, with particular reference to photography and three-dimensional design.

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A searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, such as Fairchild Books, reference works, images, and much more. University of Minnesota Libraries subscribe to the Berg Fashion Library. Currently, University Libraries does not subscribe to the Fashion Photography Archive, or the Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases.

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DAAI is an international index to design and craft journals. It contains annotated references from more than 450 design and craft journals, and data on nearly 50,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, workshops, firms etc. All areas of design and craft are covered, including industrial design, interior design, environmental design, computer aided design, furniture design, ceramics, glass, fashion design, textile design, graphic design, typography, multimedia design, book design, photography, advertising, theatre design, ergonomics, and design management.

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A comprehensive survey of current publications in the fields of visual and applied arts. This collection includes the specialist indexes ARTbibliographies Modern (covering modern and contemporary art), Design and Applied Arts Index (for all aspects of design and crafts) and the International Bibliography of Art (covering scholarship on Western art history), together with a complementary collection of current full-text journals, Arts and Humanities Full Text.

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The Textile Technology Digest (TTD) database contains bibliographic citations, with abstracts, and provides international coverage of the literature of textiles and related subjects. Selected articles summarize the technological advancements and applications of science and research to the textile industry. Coverage includes the various aspects of textile production and processing, and the automation and management systems of these operations. Coverage also includes many of the major resources of the apparel, home furnishings, flooring, and polymer industries.

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General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

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MNCAT Article Discovery is the Library's powerful new tool that simultaneously searches hundreds of databases, including popular ones such as JSTOR, Project MUSE and Medline.

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Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

Search with the Library Catalog to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

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General Reference Sources

Dictionaries

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Fairchild Book's Dictionary of Fashion, 4th edition

Encyclopedias

This is an extraordinary 3-volume set that incoroporates not only many diverse subjects on clothing and fashion, but also takes an interdisplinary approach by relating clothing and fashion to global fashion, cultural issues, socioeconomics, gender, sexual identity, Eurocentrism, and multiculturism.

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Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style.

Tracing the evolution of fashion "” from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today "” Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to more than three thousand years of shifting trends and innovative developments in the world of clothing. Containing everything you need to know about changing fashion and style "” from ancient Egyptian dress to Space Age Fashion and Grunge...

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Survey of Historic Costume : A History of Western Dress.

Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet's Le Costume historique was the most wide-ranging and intelligent study of clothing ever published. Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through the end of the 19th century. Beautifully illustrated.

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General Reference Works

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Textiles: The Whole Story, Uses, Meanings, Significance.

A worldwide history for anyone with a passion for textiles and textile arts, whether creative, professional, or educational.

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Handbooks and Manuals

Chapters include: Introduction -- Prehistoric costume -- Costume in the Ancient East -- Crete and its costume -- The Mediterranean countries -- Europe from the Fifth century BC to the Twelfth century AD -- Europe between the Twelfth and Fourteenth centuries -- Costume in Europe from the Fourteenth to the early Sixteenth century -- The Sixteenth century -- The Seventeenth century -- The Eighteenth century -- From the French Revolution to the early Twentieth century -- Fashion: 1920-1964 -- Fashion: 1960-1983.

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Traces the history of costume and fashion from ancient times through the mid-nineteen eighties. Twentieth century designers whose fashions are shown in photographs and illustrations include: Chanel, Redfern, Vionnet, Schiaparelli, Regna, Malyneux, Dior, Balenciaga, Carven, Quant, Cardin, Clark, Courreges, Rabanne, Saint Laurent, Gibb, Rhodes, Muir, Ashley, Krizia, Missoni,Versace, Lagerfeld, Blass and Yuke. Also includes a glossary and list of costume collections.

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Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites

A searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, such as Fairchild Books, reference works, images, and much more. University of Minnesota Libraries subscribe to the Berg Fashion Library. Currently, University Libraries does not subscribe to the Fashion Photography Archive, or the Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases.

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Web Sites


Multimedia Materials

Image Resources

Each link on this page "retrieves a list of American Memory online collections. From that list, you will be able to jump to an individual collection or search for items in those collections. You can also browse a list of Subject Headings that further describe the chief areas of content in our collections. Go to Finder Help for more information." Covers American History and Culture from 1400s to present in many subject areas. Excellent source of images and sound files.

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ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline. How to use ARTstor: http://artstor.libguides.com/students

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A searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, such as Fairchild Books, reference works, images, and much more. University of Minnesota Libraries subscribe to the Berg Fashion Library. Currently, University Libraries does not subscribe to the Fashion Photography Archive, or the Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases.

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Contains 1,000 web pages and 2500 images of fashion and costume. Intended for use by authors, journalists, screenwriters, educators and students. Costume Gallery is divided into five parts. Most interesting to students and researchers is the "Library." The Library is divided into 3 shelves: "Fashion articles to research" (including several issues of Ladies Home Journal from 1893-1895); "Portfolios of Costumes" and "Research by Time and Topic." The "Research by time and topic" links to fashion web sites by time, period, culture and fashion designer. Coverage is worldwide.

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The "History of Costume" or "Zur Geschichte der Kostueme" was originally published as individual plates in a German magazine titled "Muenchener Bilderbogen." Later, these plates were collected and bound into book form. The total publication consisted of 125 pages, with four pictures per pages, for a total of 500 costume designs. These plates consisted of historical dress from antiquity to the end of the 19th century. This book is an excellent source for students who are studying the history of fashion and for costume designers.

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Millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

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Search for over 1,000,000 works from the V&A's collections, including ceramics, fashion, furniture, glass, metalwork, paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture and textiles.

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Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

Electronic Journal Collections

A comprehensive, searchable archive of every page, advertisement, and cover of every issue of Harper's Bazaar from its first appearance in 1867 to the current month.

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A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.

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Reproduced and searchable archive of the fashion industry's most influential trade magazines from 1910-present. Research the history of the industry, as well as major designers, brands, retailers and advertisers.

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Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

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