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Textiles and Design: Specialised databases
Guide to information sources in design, fashion and textiles
BSOL is a database of more than 50,000 British and adopted European and international standards. Updated daily, BSOL allows you download access to the most complete collection of current, draft and withdrawn British Standards available anywhere.
The FileOpen plugin is needed to download standards and to read them offline. You can install FileOpen on your own laptop, but downloading of standards via FileOpen is not currently available in the university PC labs.
When you download you a standard to read later, you will still need an internet connection to authenticate the documents the first time you open them. After that, you will be able to access the documents offline. The file downloaded is licensed to a sole named user who is permitted to install a single electronic copy of it, for use on a single computer. You are permitted to print a single copy of a document. Printing one or many pages, or the entire document will count as a single print so it’s recommended that if you need a printed version, that you print the entire document.
Special features include:
Full text availability:
Most content, except market research.
However, some reports referred to in just-style published by the following companies may be available in online or printed form elsewhere through the Library:
Mintel provides access to a database of UK consumer market research reports and related material with detailed analysis of a wide range of industries and markets. (previously Mintel Academic) It also provides access Mintel Market Sizes offering global market data including market size and share as well as worldwide consumer goods data.
Major market influences
Market sizes and trends
Key competitors and their marketing activities
Consumer buying and behaviour
Nexis provides full text access to UK and international newspapers and trade press, with foreign language news sources in over 26 languages. It also provides:
• Full text access to The Financial Times (30 day embargo)
• Company and industry information
Subject coverage: Multidisciplinary
Sources: Newspapers, Journal Articles (academic), Journal articles (trade and magazine), Company data
Guides to searching at https://www.hw.ac.uk/services/information-skills.htm
Textile Technology Complete contains full text, indexing and abstracting for periodicals and includes records drawn from books, conferences, theses, technical reports and trade literature. Coverage is both domestic and international and includes major resources from the scientific community. In addition, it covers the apparel, home furnishings, flooring and polymer industries.
The Vogue Archive provides access to the full run of American Vogue, from 1892 to the current month. Every page, cover, advertisement, image, and fold out is indexed, searchable, and viewable in high-resolution colour. A "LibGuide" to the archive is available at http://proquest.libguides.com/voguearchive Subject Coverage:
• Fashion history
• Gender studies
• Marketing and advertising
• Photography and graphic design
• Popular culture
• Textiles and dress
Over 400,000 pages are included in the Archive, constituting a treasure trove of the work from the greatest designers, photographers, stylists and illustrators of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Archive is both an essential primary source for the study of fashion and a unique record of American and international popular culture.
Textiles and dress
Photography and graphic design
Marketing and advertising
American edition of Vogue.
Full text availability:
Some full text online. Use the "Check for Full Text" feature in the database.
WGSN is the world's leading trend forecasting and analysis service, equipping style-driven businesses around the world with future intelligence and creative inspiration on what's new and what's next through digital subscription and bespoke research services.
Online trend forecasting and product design tool created exclusively for the interiors, home and consumer products markets. The service combines seasonal forecasts up to two years ahead of season, as well as daily updates on new design directions and influences.
EDITED - is the industry standard tool used by fashion retailers to get pricing and product right. Here’s how it will help you trade faster, move product and retail based on the true state of your market.
A lot of Textile journal tiles are indexed in Scopus. If you've been searching round the houses but haven't found the articles you know are out there, please give Scopus a go...
Scopus is one of the leading databases of peer-reviewed citations and abstracts, covering 21,000 titles from 5,000 publishers in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
Scopus recommend uses Chrome or Firefox. Results might not display correctly in Edge.
Google Scholar allows you to search for scholarly literature such as journal articles, theses and books from a wide range of sources. Use in conjunction with Discovery or key subject resources from the Library.
Books and eBooks, Journal articles (academic), Theses, Websites