Fashion and Costume

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!

Related Subject Guides

Fashion and Costume News

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


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.

Online Portals

Library Catalogs

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

Citation Styles and Tools

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

Architecture, Design, and Digital Services Librarian

Janine Henri
Arts Library
1400 Public Affairs Building
Box 951392
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1392

Janine's fall quarter reference desk hours are Mondays, 1-4pm, Tuesdays, 11am-1pm, and Wednesdays, 1-4pm. Reference assistance and research advice is also available by appointment.
Website / Blog Page

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. 

Other Research Tutorials