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Another Magazine Archive Database See details.
Full-text coverage of Another magazine from 2001-current
 
 
 
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Artstor Database Artstor Support Database Tutorial See details.

Digital library of art images from museums and other institutions.

Registration for an individual account is required for some features.

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BFL: Berg Fashion Library Database See details.

E-books and scholarly articles on fashion topics. It also offers an extensive image collection including 1400+ selections from CoPA (Commercial Pattern Archive 1868 to 2000) and a fashion museum directory.

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Bloomsbury Fashion Central Database See details.
Access to:
  • Berg Fashion Library
  • Fashion Photography Archive
  • Fairchild Books Library

Coverage of world fashion from 1500 BCE to present, including books, scholarly articles, and an extensive image collection including the V&A Museum's fashion collection (1600 images); the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2800 images); the Bath Fashion Museum (970 images); the Commercial Pattern Archive (2200 images); the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute collection (2000 images); and the MoMu Fashion Museum, Belgium (600 images).

 

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FITDIL: FIT Digital Image Library Database See details.

A digital repository consisting of over 100,000 images, including FIT student and faculty work, exhibitions, and instructional resources.

 

 

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Fashion Photography Archive Database See details.

Curated by Valerie Steele, Director of the Museum at FIT in New York, this resource showcases more than 775,000 newly-digitized images that feature forty years of contemporary fashion history. Images range from runway and backstage to street-style fashion, and from key designers’ shows from the last forty years.

 

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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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Fashion History Timeline Database See details.
Open Access resource on fashion history with entries and essays on a wide range of topics such as the fasion of specific periods, garments, films, and artwork.
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The Harper's Bazaar Archive Database See details.

Harper's Bazaar is the world’s oldest continuously published fashion magazine, with coverage starting in 1867 to present with additional access to the UK edition from 1929-2015, both of which are fully indexed and searchable.

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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Oxford Art Online Database Database Tutorial See details.

Full text of Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, The Oxford Companion to Western Art,
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.

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

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SPARC Digital Database See details.
SPARC Digital is a platform created by FIT's Special Collections and College Archives to showcase the rare and unique materials from our collections that have been digitized. Our goal is to make our collections more widely available online to the FIT community and the general public.
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Trend Council Database See details.
Trend Council is a professional design tool widely used in the fashion industry to report on the latest and future; colors, materials, silhouettes and more. They offer clear and concise visualizations on the upcoming and latest trends for designers, print studios, textile companies and manufacturers.
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Underground and Independent Comics Database See details.
The first online collection of adult comic books and graphic novels. Offering a selection of thousands of comics plus scholarly and comic related materials.
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Vogue Archive Database See details.
Contains every issue of Vogue from 1892 to present. Each issue can be browsed cover-to-cover in searchable full-text format. Each page and image is reproduced in high-resolution color with indexing, enabling images to be searched by garment type, designer, and brand names, among others. All covers, advertisements, fold outs and pictorial features are captured as separate documents,which are also indexed, searchable, and viewable in high-resolution color.
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Vogue Italia Archive Database See details.
Contains every issue of Vogue Italia from 1964 to present. Each issue can be browsed cover-to-cover in searchable full-text format. Each page and image is reproduced in high-resolution color with indexing, enabling images to be searched by garment type, designer, and brand names, among others. All covers, advertisements, fold outs and pictorial features are captured as separate documents,which are also indexed, searchable, and viewable in high-resolution color.
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WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors  Database See details.

Trend reports & forecasting for lifestyles and interiors

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

 To access  WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors:

  • 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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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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Women's Magazine Archive (ProQuest) Database See details.

Contains an archive starting in 1883 to 2005 for eleven magazines typically marketed to women, with high-resolution color scans and feature detailed article-level indexing. Titles and specific coverage includes:

- Better Homes & Gardens (1922 - 2005)
- Chatelaine (1928 - 2005)
- Cosmopolitan (1926 - 2004)
- Essence (1970 - 2005)
- Good Housekeeping (1885 - 2005)
- Ladies’ Home Journal (1883 - 2005)
- Parents (1926 - 2005)
- Redbook (1903 - 2005)
- Seventeen (1944 - 2005)
- Women’s Day (1937-2005)
- Women’s International Network News (WIN News) (1975-2005)
 

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