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🎨 Webinar - Digital Synaesthesia: Exploring Colour Trends with Alex Bell, Liaison Librarian.  Access the Webinar.

🚺 Feminism reading list - check out the new Feminism reading list, which highlights resources on cyberfeminism, black and queer feminism and more! 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
Beauty 391.6
Body Image 306.4613
Celebrity and Popular Culture 306.4
Colour Theory 701.85 
Fashion (General) 391
Fashion Photography 778.99391
Gender Theory 305.3
Hair 391.5
Make Up Artistry 391.63
Marketing, Branding and Business 658.3
Photography Techniques 771
Subcultures 306.1
Social Media and Blogging 302.231
Special Effects Make Up 792.027

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 -

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.