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Fashion & Textiles: Referencing for Fashion & Textiles

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.


As Fashion & Textiles students, you will be asked to use the APA 7th referencing style

Why we reference


At university you are expected to reference information sources used in your assignments. Referencing is important as it:

  • gives credit to authors
  • shows that you’ve done your research  
  • means that others can find the resources you have used.

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Useful sections

  • Magazines - Section 2.13 (page 39)
  • Reports (e.g. from WGSN database) - Section 7.02 (page 95) 
  • Captioning images - Section 15 (page 146)
  • Films or videos - Section 4.07 (page 64)
  • Indigenous materials - Section 8 (page 111)



  • If you use an image from a book, magazine, or report, use the reference for the source you found the image in (i.e. reference it as the book/magazine/report). 
  • For images from a Library Database (e.g. WGSN, Oxford Art Online, Berg Fashion Library), use the name of the database as the "Source" and provide the public-facing URL (not the one with 'ezproxy' in the URL).
  • For films & videos, quote using timestamps 

Referencing Videos