Answered By: Laura Percival
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2020     Views: 154

The main databases for a fashion student are: 

  • Drapers OnlineFashion retail industry news, trends and analysis (Note - you need create a personal account by visiting Drapers Online on campus and registering with your BCU email address).
  • Fashion Monitor - News and contact details for the fashion industry. (Note - Only available on campus and  you also need to register individually for this site via your email)
  • WGSN This fashion website contains downloadable images which may be used for teaching and learning purposes, as well as market and industry news, fashion retailing information and designer profiles. Please ignore 'Login' options on the top right hand corner, as you don't need to login here - just click on any content on the site.
  • Art Full Text Featuring full-text articles, indexing and abstracts from an array of publications. It covers a variety of topics from fine, decorative and commercial art to photography, folk art, film and architecture.. (Best viewed using Chrome).
  • Design and Applied Arts Index Coverage includes fashion, textiles, interior design, theatre design, industrial design, ceramics, glass, jewellery and photography.
  • ABI/INFORM Global and ABI Trade & Industry Business journal articles .
  • Passport Business intelligence on countries, companies, markets and consumers worldwide..

You can find out more about fashion resources on the subject guideIf you would like help using any of these resources you can book a tutorial with Susan O'Sullivan, the librarian for Fashion and textiles or ask at the Library Help Desk.

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