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Fashion & Textiles: Home

A guide for students of Fashion & Textiles on how to find & reference high-quality books, articles, reports, news & images about fashion. Also includes where to find guides to help improve your fashion design skills.

Welcome

 

This guide is for Fashion & Textiles students. Find the information you need for your studies.

Pages in this guide: 

  • Plan your search
  • Academic sources
  • Fashion Research Resources
  • Fashion Design Skills
  • Materials, Techniques & Images
  • Referencing for Fashion & Textiles

Key resources for Fashion & Textiles

 

Academic books & journal articles

Fashion reports, magazines, images & videos

Resource types

 

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Books

Useful for providing an overview of a topic or issue. Contains background information and context and is very useful as a starting point for research - especially if you are new to a topic!

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Journal Articles

Contains the latest research on very specific topics and often contains in-depth analysis. Journal articles are published more quickly than books so can be used to find more up to date information.

Images

Images encompass a wide range of different types, including artwork, photographs, building plans & graphs. Different styles of images include stock images, artefacts, exhibits, infographics and more. 

Reports

Often contain specific information about a particular issue, event, industry area, region, trend or market. Most reports are written by or for governments, organisation or industry areas. 

Magazines

Many industries produce magazines that contain articles with insights and discussions of specific industry trends & developments, or showcase new works or innovations from people working in the industry. They can be found online or in print, and can be used to find information about an industry.