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Fashion Studies

A guide to doing historical, cultural, and social science research on fashion.


Databases house a variety of different types of information, from periodicals to videos to music to photographs. They are often services that we subscribe to, or they may be a platform for information we already own.

Databases can be very interdisciplinary and general, or they can be very specific.

We've helped organize them for you on our Databases A-Z page of the library website.
Fashion Studies is very multidisciplinary -- it draws from Art History, Design, Fashion, Gender & Sexuality StudiesInterior DesignMedia and Film Studies, Sociology,  and more!

We recommend looking at the Databases A-Z pages for these topics. Some specific databases that may guide you in the right direction are:


Bloomsbury Fashion Central

Fashion Plate Collection

Harper's Bazaar Archive

LGBT Life Fulltext

Vogue Archive


WindowsWear Pro