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Fashion Design: Reference

WWD Fashion Dictionary

Quickly discover the meaning of key terms for fashion design via WWD's Fashion Dictionary here.

Berg Fashion Library (Online)

Berg Fashion Library offers digital access to books, images, articles and these reference books:

- A-Z of Fashion

- The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (10 vols set)

- The Dictionary of Fashion History

Reference Books in the Stacks

Sometimes you can find reference-like books that can be checked out from the library. Below are some in the Brooklyn stacks.

Click on a book image or link (below) to view its PrattCat record--this will help you determine its location & availability.

Starting Research w/ Reference Resources

Reference books & e-resources are helpful. They . . .

- offer introductory information
- explain background of topic
- highlight key terms
- assist with formulating a topic
- help to envision the path(s) your research can take

For reference books on fashion design and costume history, browse call number area 391 of the print Reference Collection. There are also reference-type books in the Brooklyn book stacks that can be checked out.

Click on a book image or link (below) to view its PrattCat record--this will help you determine its location & availability.

Other Dictionaries

The following resources are freely available via the web.

The Research Process

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