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Fashion and Costume News

Check out this TED Talk: "Johanna Blakley: Lessons from fashion's free culture" (on no copyright in the fashion industry)

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Users will need to set-up a proxy server to gain access to Google Scholar.


Fashion and Costume Design Research in the UCLA Library

Welcome to the UCLA Library guide for researching fashion and costume design topics.

This guide is intended as a starting place for researchers, pointing to tools, resources, and strategies for finding information related to fashion and costume design. Please use the tabs above to locate frequently recommended resources. If you need additional assistance with your research, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Online Portals

  • The Berg Fashion Library  Icon
    The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and more. This resource is especially valuable for scholars, students, professionals, and others interested in world dress and fashion throughout history.

    You can search for information by keyword, or explore fashion by place or time period.
  • Europeana Fashion
    Online access to outstanding fashion content from Europe’s leading museums and private fashion archives.

Library Catalogs

There are a number of library catalogs available to UCLA researchers.

  • UCLA Library Catalog
    UCLA Library holdings
  • WorldCat  Icon
    Library holdings worldwide
  • Melvyl  
    Searches holdings of all 10 UC libraries and libraries worldwide, plus selected article indexing.

Citation Styles

Here are some useful guides on how to cite works and which citation styles to use. 

Architecture, Design, and Digital Services Librarian

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General Reference

Research assistance in the arts (Architecture, Art, Art History, Costume, Design, Fashion, Film, Media Arts, Photography, Television, Theater, and Urban Design) is available at the Arts Library. See Reference and Research Help for complete reference service options.

"Where Do I Start" and "Where Do I...? provide tutorials on the research process.