History of Apparel Fashion Guide
Villa Maria College Library
The complete list of databases available can be found on our website.
Off-campus access to most online databases requires a username and password. When prompted, you should enter your MyVilla username and password combination.
Gale has a number of databases to use
Search for Books, eBooks, Print Journals and DVDs
Books in the standard collection may be borrowed for three weeks. Books placed on reserve by your professor will have a shorter loan period. Books not available from the library can be borrowed through AcademicSHARE or Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help. To find items held by Villa and other libraries, try WorldCat.
Don't forget your Villa Maria College ID card to check out books!
Books on the Shelves
- 20th Century Fashion GT596 .M46 1999
- A Cultural History of Fashion in the Twentieth Century TT507 .E64 2007
- The Culture of Fashion GT511 .B74 1995
- Dress in the Middle Ages GT575 .P56 1997
- Fashion GT511 .F365 2011
- The Fashion History Reader GT511 .F36 2010
- Medieval Costume and Fashion GT575 .M43 1999
- Textiles and Clothing, c.1150-c.1450 TS1317 .C76 2006
Find current and archived journals in the South Room in the library. Print journals can be borrowed for one week. Some additional titles are also available for single issues and archives.
- Harper's Bazaar
- Textile View
- Vogue (American, British, French and Italian editions)
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and More
Reference works can be used in the library only.
Check out the online exhibition "All About Shoes" for the history of and images of shoes from across the world.
The Costume Institute's collection covers creations from across the five continents and over a number of centuries of fashion design.
A list of fashion and costume museums and galleries across Europe. Check a museum or galleries' website for online collections.
The Museum at FIT offers a portion of what they house in their Online Collections.
Fashion plates, illustrations showcasing new or current fashions, from journals of the 19th and early 20th century are available in this digital collection. Use the sample searches to view plates from particular time periods available.
This UK museum hold one of the world's best collections of art and design. The V&A Online Journal is a valuable resource for articles.