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Meet your Librarian – Lauren Elmore

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About Lauren

Lauren Elmore is the Subject Librarian responsible for year 0 and taught postgraduate courses. She studied English at University of Leicester and has a MA in Library and Information Management from Loughborough University.

How can I help you?

You can book one to one tutorials with me to help you with your research or referencing, please contact me via email or you can drop into the library office (DS103) to have a chat!

I work Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.

As a team, we also provide research and referencing drop-in sessions to assist you in the run-up to written work hand-ins, keep an eye on Instagram (@norwichuni_library) for times and dates.

e-book Collections

Try these virtual shelves which link you to ready-made collections of e-books on specific subjects.

Useful online collections for MA Textile Design

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Textile Design (O’Reilly)

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Textile Design (Proquest)

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Online Resources

As well as printed materials, the Library also has a wide selection of online resources to help you with your research.

Useful online resources for MA Textile Design

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E-Journals

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Art & Architecture Source

Search here for articles from a variety of subjects including Art and Art History; Architecture; Graphics; Interior Design; Decorative Art; Commercial Art; and Film, TV and video.

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E-Books Trends and Market Data

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Bloomsbury Fashion Central

Bloomsbury Fashion Central is a dynamic digital hub for interdisciplinary research in fashion and dress. Content is peer reviewed by industry and academic experts and includes interconnected major reference works, exclusive articles, scholarly eBooks, case studies, biographies, lesson plans, bibliographic guides, textbooks, video content, runway and backstage photos from fashion shows, and tens of thousands of images from museums around the world to create a rich educational resource.

You have access to three subscriptions from Bloomsbury Fashion Central – Berg Fashion Library, Fairchild Books Library, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. This resource works with your University login and should work seamlessly if you are already logged in.

 

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Maps and Images

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Visual Arts Data Service

VADS includes 140,000 images (fashion, textiles, posters, prints and design artefacts) from over 50 diverse UK collections. Images are copyright-cleared for non-commercial educational use and personal research.

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Vogue Archive

A searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Pages, advertisements, covers and fold-outs have been included, with rich indexing enabling researchers to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world’s greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.

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Trends and Market Data

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WGSN

WGSN is an online trend-analysis and industry research service for the fashion design and retail, and interiors industries. You can also link to their separate database, WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors, using the menu at the top of the screen.

To use WGSN off-campus you need to log in using your Norwich Uni email address, by clicking on the button in the top right corner. You will be asked to verify your email and username on the Norwich Uni page. After this you will be directed back to WGSN logged in.

Please note: you may only access this resource for the purposes of individual, educational study. Reports, images and overall content are for information purposes only and must not be shared or distributed across social media or any external platforms. Never share your username and password with anyone else, or provide information from the resource to a third party.

A video guide to accessing and using WGSN is available on the VLE

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Publications

As well as printed materials, the Library also has a wide selection of online resources to help you with your research.

Useful online publications for MA Textile Design

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Magazine

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Bloom

The first trend magazine for flowers and plants and how they relate to fashion, interiors and other industries. Ceased publishing 2021.

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Embroidery

Produced by the Embroiderer’s Guild to raise the profile of textiles and stitched art, this journal includes current news of the latest shows and events from around the UK.

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Journal

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Online

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Textile : the journal of cloth and culture.

Textile brings together research in textile studies in an innovative and distinctive academic forum. Peer-reviewed and in full-colour throughout.

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Journal

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Textile Report

International trend information for the whole of the textile and fashion market.

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Viewpoint Colour

Viewpoint Colour, created by View Publications in collaboration with FranklinTill Associates, is a unique magazine devoted to colour. Catering to all colour conscious industries, the magazine provides visual inspiration, direction and a global perspective on colour from the world’s leading colour experts.

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