Use subject headings from the Library catalogue to find information on different aspects of fashion.
You can search for companies, or try these key terms clothing industry, fashion merchandising, marketing, internet marketing, digital marketing, consumer behavior, 20th century fashion, designers
Most assignments require you to list the resources you have used for researching a topic and every item used, regardless of format, must be acknowledged.
The Discovery catalogue searches for books on our shelves and articles in our databases
There are options on the left hand side of the catalogue screen to assist your searching.
Catalogue only—tick to see only books on shelf or eBooks
Full Text – tick to limit results to articles with full text available from databases
Publication date – slide to search for articles only within a specified date range.
Author – Enter an author's name to limit your search to items by a particular author.
Title – Enter an article title or words from a title to limit your search to only items that match that title.
To locate resources on designers search by name: Christian Dior Alexander McQueen Coco Chanel
Search by key terms : fashion, textiles, Kimono, Shibori, weaving, lace, embroidery
Search by theme: fashion AND art
Eg Textile* AND innovation, fashion AND history, fashion AND stylists
Add keywords such as 70s OR 1970s, 18th, 19th, .or country or region such as Europe, Australia
Fashion AND Australia fashion AND (1970s OR 70s OR seventies)
Use quotation marks to search for a phrase. Eg. "MET GALA"
Use ? to match a single character. Eg globali?ation will match globalisation and globalization
Use # to match one or no character. Eg colo#r will match color and colour
Use * to match different word endings
Eg Textile* will match textile and textiles
Looking at Fashion dictionaries, history books etc will give you broad ideas or keywords of fashion styles/trends for your searching