Online resources and digital library

Fashion and art

Bloomsbury Fashion Central

Bloomsbury Fashion Central provides all you need for researching or studying fashion. It contains three separate resources which can be searched together or separately.

Visit the Bloomsbury Fashion Central databases below; you just need your library membership number to log in.

Berg Fashion Library

The Berg Fashion Library is the only resource to provide integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Invaluable for scholars, students, professionals, and anyone interested in dress, it includes the Berg Encyclopaedia of World Dress and Fashion, an extensive E-Book collection, a vast image bank, extra reference resources and more.

Fairchild Books Library

Fairchild Books Library has everything you need to study for a career in fashion - a collection of fashion textbooks covering subjects such as design and promotion, pattern cutting, retail, colour theory, drawing and illustration, and setting up a business. The STUDIO section supports revision with practice assessments and quizzes.

Fashion Photography Archive

Fashion Photography Archive showcases forty years of contemporary fashion history from runway and backstage to street-style fashion, and key designers’ shows.  Focusing on recent fashion history the archive also contains biographies of key designers and brands including Chanel, Dior, Missoni and Prada as well as articles on recent fashion and short videos.

Grove Art Online

The foremost scholarly art encyclopedia, updated regularly and covering global art and architecture from prehistory to present day.
Visit Grove Art Online.

Last updated: 23 February 2023