Library Research Guide
Academic libraries subscribe to databases to provide access to scholarly, trustworthy publications. Although many libraries subscribe to the same databases, specific database subscriptions can vary by library system, depending on the research and teaching strengths of that institution.
Each of the boxes below include multiple tabs, each with a set of recommended databases for research in topics related to apparel and textiles. These lists are intended as starting points. Additional databases can be accessed on the K-State Libraries Databases page.
These databases offer information specific to apparel and textile design and scholarship.
These databases are helpful in researching information about business and consumer information. In addition to consumer and trade publications, each also contains peer-reviewed, scholarly resources written using the professional terminology of fields in business.
These databases provide information on a variety of research related to sustainability and the relationships between humans and the natural world. Information included in these databases ranges from consumer, to trade and research publications.
General databases provide variety of both content and types of sources. In addition to peer-reviewed, scholarly resources, general databases often include information from consumer and trade publications, and are helpful in researching the social context for any issue.