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Apparel Specialty Stores---use password for Home Furnishing Retailers Database See details.

Includes sales leads and contact lists for the apparel buyers and clothing merchandisers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Business Economics and Theory Database See details.
Covers over twenty million articles, including full text coverage of over 1000 publications from 1980 to present. Contains academic, trade, and scholarly peer-reviewed materials.
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Business of Fashion (BoF) Database See details.

You must register for BoF Professional's student membership using an FIT email address. Click here to register for "BoF Professional for Students"

You must register for BoF Professional's student membership using an FIT email address.
-On the BoF home page click "join now"
-Scroll down just a bit and click on "Are you a student? Activate complimentary access."
-Include Fashion Institute of Technology as your school
-Enter name of a course you are taking or teaching
-Add your graduation date
-You will be asked to re-validate your email address each year.
 
Trade periodical covering the news and analysis from the fashion industry combining journalism with practical business advice, online learning, career-building tools, and immersive events and experiences.

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Business Source Complete EBSCOhost Database See details.
Contains full text articles, abstracts, and citation indexing for scholarly business journals from 1886 to present. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.
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EDITED Database Tutorial See details.

Real-time access to retail data to make informed product, marketing and pricing decisions.

New users must request an account -- send an email to EDITED via [email protected] from your FIT email address, providing the name of your major, year of study, and graduation date (month and year are fine); check your email for a reply and login details.

Faculty -- please indicate you are an instructor for access beyond one semester.

 

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Entrepreneurial Studies Source Database See details.
Full-text database containing journals, books, videos, and company proxies providing insights on entrepreneurship and small businesses
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Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory Database See details.

Covers over twenty million articles, including full text coverage of over 1000 publications from 1980 to present. Contains academic, trade, and scholarly peer-reviewed materials.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gale Business Collection Database See details.
Peer-reviewed, scholarly, popular, and trade publications across business-related topics, including company information, accounting, business theory, economics, management, marketing and more from 1980 to present.
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Home Furnishings Retailers Database [Chain Store Guide] Database See details.
Covers buyer contacts and basic information on home furnishings retailers such as IKEA, Rooms To Go, Pier 1 Imports, and more. (To be included, retailers must have two units or operate one unit with sales of at least $10 million. Wholesalers and distributors must have sales of at least $1 million.)
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Hoover's  Database See details.

Firefox Private and Google Chrome Incognito are supported browsers.

Hoover’s, a subsidiary of The Dun and Bradstreet Corporation (D&B), offers proprietary business information Hoover's provides data on more than 85 million corporations, 100 million people, and 1,000 industries.

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MRI-Simmons Insights Database See details.

A profiling system to gain insights and to understand consumer’s media and
product usage.

 

 

 

 

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MRI+ University Reporter -- see MRI-Simmons Insights Database See details.

Now called MRI-Simmons Insights

A profiling system to gain insights and to understand consumer’s media and
product usage.

First-time users and those who were already registered must complete a new registration each semester.

1. Get required registration code here (use FIT username and password to access code)

2. Create your new account here by entering:

  • registration code you got above
  • your FIT email ([email protected]; no other email is accepted)
  • a password that you create for this database - it does not need to be the same as your FIT password

3. Check your FIT email for a confirmation from GFK/MRI and click the link given

4. Go to the MRI+ main page and login with your FIT email address (including the @fitnyc.edu) and new password

5. Click on University Reporter to see available reports

 

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Mintel Reports Database Database Help See details.

Original market research on product categories, consumer groups, and general trends. Mostly US and Europe-focused.

If you wish to use Mintel's collaboration features, like saved searches and email alerts, then you must "Register for a FREE Account."  Fill-in required information. Enter your FIT email address [[email protected]]; no other email address is accepted. 

 

 

 

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Passport [Euromonitor] Database See details.
 Provides international market intelligence, including economic statistics, on industries, countries, and consumers.
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Plunkett Research Online Database See details.
Industry market research covering:
Advertising & Branding, Apparel, Textiles & Fashions, Consumer Products & Services, E-Commerce & Internet,Entertainment, Publishing & Media, Games, Apps & Social Media, Green Technology, and Retail. Also some company profiles for "major companies and mid-size firms" in those industries.
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Plunkett Research eBook Collection Database See details.
PDF versions of industry market research annuals:
Advertising & Branding, Apparel, Textiles & Fashions, Consumer Products & Services, E-Commerce & Internet,Entertainment, Publishing & Media, Games, Apps & Social Media, Green Technology, and Retail. Supplemented and updated by Plunkett Research Online
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RKMA Market Research Reports Database See details.
Biannual reports on marketing and the consumer behavior. Focuses include entertainment, healthcare, leisure, restaurants, retail, sports, travel and tourism. Coverage dates back to 2011.
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Sourcing Journal Database See details.
Global resource for news and information on the supply chain.
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WGSN Insight Database See details.

Consumer, marketing, retail, and innovation trends

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

 To access  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 Digital Daily Database See details.

Register for a WWD Digital Daily account using your FIT email address. Once registered, the daily edition of WWD will be sent to your email.

New registrations take 3-9 days to become active.

Access WWD Digital Daily through this WWD Digital Daily  link and not through WWD Online.

Reset your password using this link.

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WindowsWear Database See details.
Contains images, 360 degree panoramas, and descriptions of physical and digital window displays in a real-time, searchable database of community-generated content that provides data on what retail environments look like around the world with coverage from 1931 to present.​
1. Visit ​WindowsWear
2. Click “Join now” on the top right
3. Select "Academic" on the right
4. Under "existing members" select "FIT"
5. Create profile
6. Under "get started" select "student" or "faculty"
7. Use your FIT email and create a password
8. Click "join"
You will need to login to WindowsWear after authenticating via the proxy to use the site.
 
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