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Art History & Fine Arts / Illustration / Photography

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AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature Database See details.

OPEN ACCESS. Indexing and abstracts (no full text) of scholarly articles and conference proceedings related to art conservation.

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Another Magazine Archive Database See details.
Full-text coverage of Another magazine from 2001-current
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Art Full Text Database See details.
Mostly scholarly articles from 1995 - current, indexing (including of 200,000+ Artnet e-productions) and abstracting 1984- current.  
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ArticleFirst Database See details.
Listings of online scholarly articles that are not necessarily available through FIT; check individual listings.
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Artnet Fine Art and Design Price Database Database See details.

Available to Art Market Studies graduate students only. Please visit the Research Services desk for access.




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Artnet Decorative Art Price Database Database See details.

Available to Art Market Studies graduate students only. Please visit the Research Services desk for access.

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Artstor Database Artstor Support Database Tutorial See details.

Digital library of art images from museums and other institutions.

Current faculty: Contact FITDIL administrator Jana Duda ([email protected], 212 217.4378) to obtain the authorization code and password.  

Registration for an individual account is required for some features.

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BCIN: Bibliographic Database Database See details.
 OPEN access. Index (no full text) to scholarly journals, conference proceedings, reports related to art & related conservation. 
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Bloomsbury Design Library Database See details.
Scholarly coverage of design and crafts worldwide from 1500 BCE to the present day
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Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) Database See details.
OPEN access. Index (no full text) to European and American visual arts material published between 1975 and 2007. 
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ClipArt.com (School Edition) Database See details.
Clip art drawings, photos and animations.

Clip Art is only compatible in Internet Explorer.

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FITDIL: FIT Digital Image Library Database See details.

FITDIL is an Internet-based digital repository database of approximately 64,000 digital images intended for both research and instructional use by FIT students and faculty. Limited access for guest users.



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Fashion Snoops Database See details.


Users are required to create a MY FS account 

Trend reports & forecasting for fashion. Use Mozilla/Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer (version 10 and up only - older versions of Internet Explorer are not compatible).

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Fine Arts and Music Collection Database See details.
Scholarly and general-audience articles , images, video,  audio files and transcripts, 1980 - current.
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The Harper's Bazaar Archive Database See details.

Harper's Bazaar (US): 1867-Current

Harper's Bazaar (UK):
April 1930-Dec 1969

Harpers and Queen (UK):
Jan 1972-Dec 2000

Harper's Bazaar (UK):
Jan 2007-Dec 2007

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Humanities Source Database See details.
Mostly scholarly articles, full text 1995 - current, indexing 1984 - current
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Oxford Art Online Database Database Tutorial See details.

Full-text books and articles from scholarly publications.

There is a 3-user limit to this database -- please log off when you are finished.

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ProQuest Databases Database Database Tutorial See details.
Searching eLibrary Elementary, Gannett Newsstand Complete, New York Times Historical (1851-2009),Vogue Archive, Wall Street Journal (1984 - current) at the same time
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Taylor and Francis Online Database See details.

We have full-text access to the following Taylor & Francis publications:

Costume (1967-2016; see Edinburgh University Press for 2017-current)


Journal of Textile Design, Research and Practice

Fashion Practice

Fashion Theory


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The Videofashion Library - See Fashion Studies Online Database See details.
This collection will bring together at completion over 1,200 hours of videos that retrace the history of fashion, clothing, and costume worldwide. Students and researchers can access a remarkable collection covering the major fashion weeks in Milan, Paris, New York and London, as well as Miami swim and New York bridal collections. Topical segments visit events like the Met's Costume Exhibits, CFDA Awards, and feature interviews with top designers, models, and celebrities of the fashion world.
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Underground and Independent Comics Database See details.
"first ever scholarly, primary-source database focused on adult comic books and graphic novels"
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Vogue Italia Archive Database See details.
Every issue from 1964-Current, including articles, ads, editorial content
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WGSN Fashion Database See details.

Trend reports & forecasting for fashion 

Students must create an account and re-activate their account every 90 days: click on re-activate account

 To access  WGSN Lifetyle & Interiors and WGSN Insight:

  • login via the proxy and then with your WGSN username and password
  • select the part of the site you wish to use from the top menu under "Fashion"
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WWD Online (Women's Wear Daily) [1994-Current] Database See details.
Articles 1994 - present, full text issues in PDF format, directory, runway photos, videos etc. Includes FN (footwear) DNR (menswear) Beauty Inc. and other Fairchild publications. More limited free version available.
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