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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.



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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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.