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Fashion Industry: A Resource Guide

Subscription Databases

Because of the fast past and changing nature of fashion it will be important to use trade literature to research the business aspects of the industry.  New business trends - like the rise of fast fashion - will show up in trade literature before they show up in books. 

Below are subscription resources that would be good for researching industries. The subscription resources marked with a padlock  are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress.  If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library. One resource that is only available at the Library of Congress and only on specific terminals is STACKS, a platform for over 15,000 books and 100 newspapers deposited digitally. It contains recently published items and searching through the system is possible. The contents could be printed out, but there is no downloading. Please see a reference librarian for access.