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The Library welcomes recommendations from staff and students, provided they are current editions and support the learning, teaching and research interests of the University. Make your request through the Collection Recommendation Service.

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♻️ Sustainability and Environmentalism reading list - check out the new Sustainability Reading List, which may provide a starting point for research, inspiration or interest in areas such as sustainability, environmentalism, climate change, anthropocene and ecology. Click on the “table of contents” to view books that are related to fashion.

🏳️‍🌈 LGBTQ+ reading list – have you seen the LGBTQ+ reading list, which highlights recommended resources available in the library?  Click on the “table of contents” to view books that are related to fashion.

The library offers over 200,000 print and electronic books.  Print books are arranged by shelf number, which are found using LibrarySearch and on the book binding, the most relevant numbers are -

Subject Shelf Number
Accessories 391.4
The Body in Culture 306.4
Clothing Manufacture 687
Costume History 391.009
Culture & Identity 306
Fashion (General) 391
Fashion Design 746.92
Fashion Designers, by Name 746.92092
Fashion Forecasting 746.92068
Fashion Illustration 687.02
Fashion Photography 778.99391
Fashion Theory 391.001
Gender 305.3
Marketing, Branding and Business 658.8
Menswear 391.1
Pattern-Cutting and Clothing Construction 646.4
Race 305.8
Sexuality 306.7
Shoes 391.413
Sportswear 391.8
Subcultures 306.1
Sustainable Fashion 746.92028
Textile Design 746
Textile Printing and Dyeing 746.6

Journals provide up to date research in your area of study, they may be available in print or electronic format and can be found using LibrarySearch. A list of all current journals can be found using the Journals A-Z, the most relevant are -

Databases bring together specialist collections of articles, images and electronic books. A list of all current databases can be found using the Databases A-Z, the most relevant are -

Moving Image Resources
Image Resources
Podcast Resources

Archives offer access to rare and unique insight into the work of artists and creators, and often include original letters and artwork. Details of all the collections can be found in the ArchiveSearch, the most relevant for fashion are -

Stuart AitkinStuart Aitken Research Files
Technical fashion research notes illustrated pattern cutting and fashion and textile history covering the Architecture of Clothing 300AD to 1900AD and Architecture of Fashion from Modern to Postmodern. PDFs of research files on ResourceBank

Tessa BoffinTessa Boffin Archive
​Photographer and performance artist, this collection reflects her artistic practice developed around LGBTQ, gay and lesbian culture and producing work in response to HIV/AIDS. A selection of digitised archives are available on ResourceBank.

Materials Library
A collection of material samples reflecting innovative material design and process samples used to explore material experimentation in design and creative practice.