Databases for Visitors

  • If you are a current FIT student, faculty, and staff, use our FIT Library Databases pages for full access to all our databases, including both on-campus and remote / off-campus access.
  • The Databases for Visitors page provides on-campus access to selected FIT Library databases. Remote / off-campus access is not available to visitors.

  • Visitors must make an appointment to use the FIT Library via our online appointment request form. Note: We do not make same-day appointments or accept appointment requests by phone.

  • If you are bringing your own laptop or device, request an FIT Guest WiFi password when you arrive for your appointment. Visitors are not able to print from their laptops/devices.

  • Due to licensing restrictions, online forecasting & trend services and some media and market research databases are not available to visitors.

  • Our list of online resources for non-FIT students provides information about services available at local and public libraries.
  • Click here for complete visitor information.


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AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature

ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

Academic OneFile

Academic Search Complete

Agriculture Collection


Applied Science & Technology Full Text

Art Full Text

Art Index Retrospective 1929-1984



Associates Programs Source


BCIN: Bibliographic Database

BFL: Berg Fashion Library

Bibliography of the History of Art [BHA]

Britannica Academic

Business Economics and Theory

Business Insights: Essentials

Business Source Complete Searching Interface

Business Source Complete EBSCOhost


CHIN (Canadian Heritage Information Network)

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Canadian Reference Centre

Communications and Mass Media Collection

Computer Database

Computer Source

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete

Credo Reference

Criminal Justice Collection

Culinary Arts Collection


DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals

Demographics Now

Dissertations & Theses @ Fashion Institute of Technology (ProQuest)

Diversity Studies Collection


EBSCO Databases: Multiple Databases Search

EBSCOhost eBook Collection

EBooks [FirstSearch]

ECO: Electronic Collections Online [FirstSearch]     


Education Research Complete

Education Source

Energy & Power Source

Entrepreneurial Studies Source

Environment Complete

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection


FIT OneSearch

FITDIL: FIT Digital Image Library
Individuals outside of the FIT community can access images from Special Collections by clicking on the above link and using the Guest Login button. All other images are restricted to currently enrolled FIT students and faculty.

Fashion Studies Online: the Videofashion Library

Fine Arts and Music Collection


Gale Cross Searchable Databases [PowerSearch]

Gale Directory Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gannett Newsstand

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection

Gender Studies Collection 

General Business Collection

General OneFile

General Science Collection

Also available free at:

Grolier Online Encyclopedias


The Harper's Bazaar Archive (1867-current)


Health Reference Center Academic

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Home Improvement Collection

Hoover's Online

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

Humanities Source


InfoTrac Newsstand  

Information Science and Library Issues Collection


Insurance and Liability Collection

Intellect Fashion Collection 2019




LGBT Life with Full Text

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) with Full Text


Literature Resource Center LRC

Literature Resources from Gale


MEDLINE with Full Text

Maney Online

MasterFILE Premier

Military & Government Collection (EBSCO)

Military and Intelligence Database (Gale)


National Fire Codes Subscription Service All Access

New England Journal of Medicine

New York State Newspapers

New York Times [Gale]

New York Times Historical [1851-2012] [ProQuest]

Newspaper Source Plus


One Search

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Open SUNY Textbooks

Oxford Art Online


Points of View Reference Center

Pop Culture Collection

Pop Culture Universe

Popular Magazines

PowerSearch: Gale Cross Searchable Databases

ProQuest Databases

Professional Collection (Gale)

Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)

Psychology Collection (Gale)


Regional Business News

Religion & Philosophy Collection (EBSCO)

Religion and Philosophy Collection (Gale)


Salem Press Online

Scholastic Go!

Small Business Collection

Social Sciences Full Text

Sourcing Journal

OneSearch - FIT Library's Online Catalog

SUNYCatalog - SUNY Union Catalog


Taylor & Francis Online

Textile Technology Complete 


Underground and Independent Comics

U.S. History Collection


Vocational & Career Collection (EBSCO)

Vocations and Careers Collection (Gale)

Vogue Archive [1892-Current]

Vogue Italia Archive [1964-Current, with gaps]


Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)

War and Terrorism Collection

Women's Magazine Archive (ProQuest)

Women's Wear Daily Archive (ProQuest)

Woodhead Textile Technology e-Book Collection
Ask librarian for details

World History Collection


WorldCat Dissertations

WWD Online (Women's Wear Daily - 1994-Current)