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Researching Fashion: Finding Articles

Finding databases

You have several choices when it comes to finding articles from the library website.  When the "Search" option is highlighted, you can search books, articles and more.  It includes:

  • Books and eBooks from:
    • OskiCat, the UC Berkeley library catalog
    • HathiTrust
    • Dozens of eBook databases
  • Articles from journals, magazines and newspapers, including article content from:
  • Online encyclopedias and dictionaries from a variety of vendors such as:
    • Oxford University Press
    • Gale

However, Search does not include everything in the Library's collections. To ensure you're finding the best possible articles on your research topic, you should search discipline-specific databases directly by making sure "Databases" is highlighted in the search box. 

Content that is not included in "Search":

UC-eLinks - Find Article Text/Location

Once you've searched a database to find articles, you may need to use UC-eLinks orange logo to link to a PDF or html file if the full text is not immediately available. Each database is a bit different, but a good rule of thumb is this: when you see the Uc-eLinks icon click on it to view your article access options, which can range from full text to a call number to an Interlibrary Loan request:

UC e-Links image

For more information, here's a tutorial on using UC-eLinks.

Vivienne Westwood Spring 2010

Vivienne Westwood Spring 2010. Digital image. Vogue., Web. 22 September 2015.

Art and Fashion databases

General Article Databases

Databases are collections of thousands of articles (and often book chapters, book reviews, conference proceedings, dissertations, and other items) organized by subject. The Libraries have hundreds of databases covering every academic discipline. Some are multi-disciplinary, covering a broad range of subjects and including popular and scholarly sources, and others are subject-specific, and include scholarly and specialized articles.

The following multi-disciplinary databases are good places to start your research:

Find Images

Specific Fashion Journals

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2014 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2014. Digital image. Vogue., Web. 22 September 2015.

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