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Fashion Subject Guide
Subject guides are designed to help students begin the research process, find reputable sources, and save time.
Searching the Library Catalog for Books & Other Materials
books and other materials in CCSF Libraries, select the Library Catalog from the Library's Homepage. You will notice many ways to search, such as Title, Author, Subject, Subject Keyword, etc.
Examples of Subject searches include:apparel, clothing, costume, dressmaking, fashion industry, fashion history, fashion designers, garment cutting, sweatshop workers, tailoring.
Materials include books, sample tests, class notes, and other items that instructors put at the library for class use. The
check out time is shorter than regular circulating books.
for a book on reserve in the Library
Catalog, select either Reserves
by Course or Reserves by Instructor.
When you have located the materials, write down the Call Number and Title and present this to a
staff person at the Circulation Desk.
Browsing the Library Collection
Materials in the Library are shelved by call number according to the Library of Congress classification system. Books are arranged on the shelves by subject. Relevant areas in the collection to find materials on fashion and costuming include:
||CALL NUMBER RANGE
|Costume. Dress. Fashion
|Clothing Manufacture. Dressmaking. Tailoring
|Sewing. Embrodery. Decorative crafts
Using Key Reference Sources
Reference books provide background information and overviews on a given topic. Some relevant reference books related to fashion include:
World of Fashion: People, places and resources.
Eleanor Lambert. New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1976
TT 497. L3x Rosenberg Reference
Fairchild's Dictionary of Fashion.
Charlotte Mankey Calasibetta. New York: Fairchild Books, 1998.
TT503. C34 1998 Rosenberg Reference, Downtown Reference.
Costume Index, supplement: A subject index to plates and illustrated texts.
Isabel Stevenson Monro. Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press, 1996..
GT 508 M75x Rosenberg Reference.
Fashion and costume in American popular culture: A reference guide.
Valerie Burnhan Oliver. New York: H.W. Wilson, 1957.
Z5694 U5 O45 1996 Rosenberg Reference.
Searching for Articles in Periodical Databases
databases group together journal, magazine, and newspaper articles
by subject. They also usually provide abstracts (brief summaries) and the full text of the
articles. Do you need help identifying the differences between scholarly journal v. popular magazine articles?
Note: Most periodical databases are
part of the private, passworded Web, so you will need to
have a current CCSF ID card with a barcode to access those
that CCSF subscribes to. You get the free barcode from the
Library either in person or online.
Infotrac is a brand name
for several databases with coverage from 1980 to the
present. Most useful for fashion topics are the InfoTrac
Business Resources ASAP, OneFile, and Expanded Academic. These databases let you limit your results to
articles only from scholarly journals by checking the box
Provides full text indexing of the Christian Science Monitor,
Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street journal, and
Washington Post -- Time periods vary.
Comprised of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press in America, this unique body of materials covers a wide range of current topics and countless other social, political and educational subjects. More than 200 publications covering 1995 to the present are represented, and searchable in both English and Spanish.
SFPL - Electronic Resources, Magazines, and Newspapers
San Francisco Public Library subscribes to many periodical and reference databases. You must have a San Francisco Public Library card number to access them. Once you have entered your barcode number, select the subject - Business.
Below are some examples of academic/scholarly and trade web sites for fashion. If you use a search engine, such as Google, remember to evaluate the quality of the results.
Apparel Search is the largest and fastest growing online guide to the Apparel & Textile Industry. It provides excellent resources that aid industry professionals in efficiently and effectively completing daily tasks. Hyperlinks reach Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Retailers, Freight Companies, Customs, Warehousing, Quality Standards, Education / Training, Trade Shows, Publications, Model Agencies, News, Employment etc...
Fashion and Costuming Resources
A list of annotated links to Web sites relating to costuming, fashion (both historical and current), the fashion industry, education, and more. Provided by Association of College and Research Libraries' C&RL NewsNet Internet Resources (1999).
A great source for runway pictures of Milan, Paris, London and New York fashion shows.
Although a subscription is required for the very latest shows, find thousands of
free photos of over 175 top designers' collections. Site has
The popular magazine's online version.
A comprehensive directory of more than 2,000 costume and costuming-related links, for the
benefit of those who make and/or study costumesand those interested in
fashion, textile art, and costume history. A must browse website.
This site features a fashion-specific Web sites search engine, links to industry sites, with categories including: cosmetics, designers, magazines, models and modeling, schools, shopping and shows, chat and message boards, jobs, and more.
Elizabethan Costuming Page
A searchable site that includes information, drawings, and photos about clothing for peasant, middle, and upper class men and women from the Tudor and Elizabethan periods (sixteenth century) in English history. Also includes patterns.
Career Related Links
Occupational Outlook HandbookCCSF Home | Library Home
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This great source describes the nature of the work, job outlook, earnings, training and other job qualifications, job outlook and related professions. It is a great starting point to learn what you need to know about a profession. The following jobs relate to the fashion industry:
Fashion Career Center
Post a resume, search for an agent, find schools all around the world, search job postings, and find other fashion career information.
Jobs in Fashion
An easy-to-use, online tool to assist industry professionals in landing the perfect job. Search our job listings, post your resume, or utilize the resources in our career center for information on fashion desig, retail sales, or manufacturing and production.
With a focus on apparel, footwear, retail, textiles and upholstery, StyleCareers provides an accurate and targeted job search tools in the sewn goods industry.
Find a small sample of various types of associations related to the fashion and textile industry.
American Apparel & Footwear Association
A national trade association which represents apparel and footwear companies in the global market.
American Sewing Guild
With over 18,000 members and over 100 chapters across the nationthe ASG is very much driven by the volunteer power of its membership who sponsor local special events, community service projects, membership drives, fashion shows, produce local
newsletters, establish educational programs, and much more.
California Fashion Association
The first state-wide forum for the fashion industry.
For additional help you may contact the Reference Desk by phone at (415) 452-5543 or stop by the East and West reference desks at the Rosenberg Library.
Evaluating and Citing Information Sources
Electronic Reference Service to CCSF students, faculty, staff
and registered community users. Use this service when you
are NOT in a CCSF library.
Library and Web Research Workshops
FIfty minute workshops are given throughout the semester on effective methods in searching for books, articles and information on the Internet.
Several useful sources for evaluating the quality of web pages, how to prepare citations for a "Bibliography" or "Works Cited" list, and how to avoid plagiarism.
Purdue's Online Writing Lab
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Last updated October 29, 2002