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Introduction to support in the Library and how to find books and eBooks.

Scholarly Sources
Information about recommended academic journals and databases.

Visual Research
Magazines, image databases, video content and museum collections.

News, Trends & Industry
Trend forecasting publications and databases, plus industry news.


Look for the symbols below to find books in the Library on Textiles


Featured Books

Finding Books & eBooks

The Library has access to thousands of books, both in print and online.

To find a book in the library, first search the Library Catalogue. This will give you an idea about the range of books on a topic, as well as information about where you can find a book on the shelf.

Some books are only available as eBooks, so always search the Library Search Plus in addition to checking the shelves. eBooks are great because they let you search through the whole book for keywords, copy key quotes, and highlight or add notes against interesting passages as you read. 

eBooks are also available through databases, which you can search separately:

When searching for print books in the Library, the following numbers can be helpful in locating particular subject areas.

646 Fashion and Fashion Designers
646.01 Fashion Theory
646.02 Fashion Industry
646.06 Fashion Forecasting, Marketing & Merchandising
646.07 Sustainable Fashion
646.09 Fashion History
746 Textiles
746.01 Textiles Theory
746.02 Digital Textile Design
746.04 Fabrics Science & Technology
746.09 Textiles History
746.43 Knitting
746.44 Embroidery
746.6 Textiles Dyes and Printing
747.2 Interior Decoration
909 World History

What do your Subjects Librarians Do?

Your Subject Librarian can help with:

Conducting research and finding high-quality sources

Using information resources and search tools effectively

Referencing, from in-text citations to your bibliography