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Fashion & Textiles

Finding appropriate resources amongst the mass of information available is not always easy, but making use of the resources and assistance available here will make your efforts far more effective and successful.

Before you begin searching for information ensure that you have correctly identified the subject or topic you require information on and what you are required to do with this information (outline, explain, compare/contrast, etc.). Refer to the Analysing the question guide if you require help with this, or see one of our Learning Advisors.

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Books
Finding a Specific Title
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Primary / Secondary Resources


Browse The Collection

391 Fashion & Costume Design
646.4 Patternmaking
746 Textiles
746.92 Fashion Designers


If you require further help with finding information please ask at the desk or contact your Subject Librarian.

Adam Smith
ph| (06) 974 8000, extension 6067
email| asmith@eit.ac.nz



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EIT Primo Search

Primo searches the library’s physical resources and many of the databases EIT has available.

  • Select EIT Libraries to search across our print collection. Select All Resources to search across our print and electronic collection.
  • Use Primo instead of searcing across all the search tools one by one.
  • Use the limiters on the left to reduce the number of results (e.g., limit by resource type or date).
  • Refer to Search Tips for help improving the efficiency of your searches.

Search Our Reference Resources

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    Search across a wide range of reference resources such as
    encyclopedias, dictionaries and atlases.

  • Credo finds overviews and summaries and is useful when you are unfamiliar with a topic.
  • Often contains multiple entries on a topic (unlike Wikipedia). This allows you to gain a rounded understanding of your topic.

Suggested Subject Keywords

Vivienne Westwood | Patternmaking | Steampunk | Sewing |


APA Referencing

APA Brief guide
A Brief Guide

For further help with APA Referencing ask at the Library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.



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Assignment Writing

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Journal articles are written by experts in the field and are an excellent source for current and original research; often on quite specific aspects of a topic. Databases provide you with access to an increasing amount of articles which will help you find comprehensive information on your chosen topic.

Not all of our databases are full-text. If you find an article that only has an abstract we may be able to interloan it for you. Fill out an online interloan form.

Most of our databases have a help menu. If you need help with the databases contact your subject librarian.

Research Guides
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Journal Articles
Finding a Specific Article
Finding Articles on your Topic


Print Journals

International Textile Report
Fashion Quarterly (Hawke's Bay)
Fashion Quarterly (Tairāwhiti)
Harper's Bazaar
Marie Claire
Showdetails
Simply You : Style Guide (Hawke's Bay)
Simply You: Style Guide (Tairāwhiti)
Textile Fibre Forum : The Fibre Magazine of the Australian Region (Hawke's Bay)
Textile Fibre Forum (Tairāwhiti)
Threads
Vogue (Hawke's Bay)
Vogue (Tairāwhiti)



E Journals

Fashion Theory
Analysis of fashion culture ranging from foot-binding to fashion advertising.

Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management

Technical Textiles International

Vogue


Find e-Journals

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APA Referencing

How do I reference an article from a database?
How do I reference an article from a journal?
How do I reference a figure from an article from a database?
How do I reference a figure from an article from a database?

For further help with APA Referencing ask at the Library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.

General Databases

Biography in Context
Full-text biographical information on famous people, both historical and current.

Credo Reference
An online library of hundreds of reference books including encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri, atlases, biographies, quotations and subject-specific titles. There are millions of entries, including thousands of images and audio pronunciation files. Contributing publishers include Routledge, SAGE, Cambridge University Press, Wiley, Elsevier and many others. Additional features include Mind Map and Topic Pages, plus links to the EIT library catalogue and databases.

Ebook Central
A collection of over 30,000 full-text e-book titles covering a wide range of academic subjects.

InfoTrac OneFile
Full-text news and periodical content on a wide range of topics from general interest magazines, academic journals, business and technology publications, law journals, health care periodicals, newspapers and newswire services. Updated daily.

MasterFILE Complete
Multidisciplinary database providing full-text of nearly 2,000 general reference publications back to 1975. Includes full text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

ProQuest Central
ProQuest Central is a large multidisciplinary research resource combining more than 28 databases and covering more than 20,000 periodicals plus many other scholarly resources. Content is from scholarly journals, trade publications, company reports, dissertations, newspapers, newsletters, and newswires. Over 160 subject areas are covered including business and economics, health and medical (including nursing), education, social sciences, psychology, humanities, technology, science and more.

Science Direct Social Sciences and Humanities Journals Collection (College Edition) (includes Business)
Provides access to peer-reviewed full-text journals not available elsewhere online. Subjects include Business, Management, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Psychology, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. To limit your search to find full-text only, go to Advanced Search and select Subscribed publications and Open Access articles.

Scopus
SciVerse Scopus is a very large multidisciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources, containing over 40 million records including over 6 million conference papers and 100% Medline coverage. It covers research in the scientific, technical, medical, social sciences, and arts and humanities fields and provides tools such as Author Identifier, Affiliation Identifier, Citation Tracker, and Journal Analyser to track and analyse research. NB: Full-text documents cannot currently be downloaded from Scopus. Click on the SFX button in Scopus to link to where the full article is located in another database.



New Zealand Databases

Australia/NZ Reference Centre
Australian and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books.

Index New Zealand (INNZ)
Indexes and abstracts selected New Zealand serial publications, including newspapers and 300 journals about New Zealand and the South Pacific. Subjects include general interest material, social research, current affairs, the arts and humanities. Coverage is from 1987. No full-text.

New Zealand National Union Catalogue - Te Puna
The New Zealand National Union Catalogue on Te Puna is maintained by the New Zealand National Library and provides access to over 10 million records for New Zealand and overseas resources (books, reports, theses, serials and conference proceedings). It lists which New Zealand libraries hold these resources.


Use these resources to find eBooks relevant to your studies.

Most of our databases have a help menu. If you need help with the databases contact your subject librarian.



APA Referencing

How do I reference an ebook?

For further help with APA Referencing ask at the Library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.


Related Study Guides

Click here for the full list of Study Guides.

Assignment Writing

Assignment Writing & Academic Style

Suggested Guides
Analysing the Question
Critical Thinking
Computer Guides

If you need help with your assignment writing or ways to study ask at the library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.

EBook Central

Ebook Central provides access to a wide range of electronic books on almost every topic.

Ebook Central

  • The books are always available to read, unlike the physical books which can be borrowed from the library.
  • Online bookshelf, annotation and highlighting to help with your study.
  • Provides citation information and exporting to EndNote for easy referencing.
  • Refer to Ebook Central Tutorials on YouTube for search tips.
  • Refer to Search Tips for search strategies.


Contemporary African Fashion

World’s Most Influential Fashion Designers

MetPublications

MetPublications is a portal to the Met's comprehensive publishing program with around 450 freely available titles, including books, online publications, and Bulletins and Journals from the last five decades.
Select 'download PDF' or 'read online' from the 'Format' drop-down menu to view these full text titles online.


These websites have been chosen by your subject librarian to provide you with a relevant selection of online resources. When searching for other online resources evaluate them and think critically about the information presented;

  • Who is making the content available, are they a reliable source?
  • Is the content they are presenting accurate?
  • Is it biased towards political or commercial interests?

Our evaluating the credibility of websites guide will help you with this process. Get in touch with a librarian or one of our Learning Advisors if you are unsure.

Research Guides
Search Tips (Searching for Resources)
Finding Information Online (websites)
Primary / Secondary Resources

 

google scholar

 

 

Google Scholar allows you to search for academic sources using Google's search capabilities. This excludes other non-academic material to give you a more scholarly selection of results. EIT's holdings can be displayed using Google Scholar, to allow you to see at a glance if EIT has access to the full-text of sources you may find. See our guide for step by step instructions.

Recommended Websites

Elle
Insider guide to fashion’s most fabulous.

Remix
Showcasing the very latest international and New Zealand trends in fashion, culture, tech, music, film, art, entertainment, beauty & grooming and lifestyle.

Fashion.net
Curated by some of fashion's most celebrated editors and opinion-leaders, the number one hub for global fashion.

The New Zealand Fashion Museum
NZFM is an online museum dedicated to the curation of New Zealand's rich fashion past, making it relevant for the present and future.

ideaschool---fashion
EIT's ideaschool staff and students work.



APA Referencing

How do I reference a website?
How do I reference a figure from a website?

For further help with APA Referencing ask at the Library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.



Related Study Guides

Evaluating the credibility of websites
Google Scholar


Everyone is aware of YouTube but as a student of EIT you also have access to the below resources to locate quality content.

If you do use YouTube, or other online video content, remember to critically evaluate the material you find:

  • Who is making the content available, are they a reliable source?
  • Is the content they are presenting accurate?
  • Is it biased towards political or commercial interests?

The principles given in our evaluating the credibility of websites guide will help you assess whether it is appropriate for academic purposes. Speak to a librarian or learning advisor if you are unsure.

Research Guides
Search Tips (Searching for Resources)

 


APA Referencing

For help with APA Referencing ask at the Library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.

 


Related Study Guides

eTV Student Guide
eTV Staff Guide
Evaluating the credibility of websites

 

etv

Click here to see eTV, a new resource you can access from the Library. The On Demand section lets you view and download recordings from TV and videos kept in the Library and Shop.The Live Channels feature lets you live stream TV channels. Use My eTV to store your favourite programmes, personal details and saved searches.
Go to the eTV website and choose 'Login or Register'. If you have not used eTV before click 'Register Now' and complete the form to create your own login and password. Make sure to select 'Eastern Institute of Technology' as the institute name.

Please see the eTV Student Guide for help using eTV.

Please see the eTV Staff Guide for help to embed an eTV episode into your EIT Online course.

eTV Programmes
Designer People: Zandra Rhodes
Ever Wondered? Fashion & Textiles
Christian Dior Couture Fall/Winter 2013-14 Show

 

Lynda.com has a large number of video learning resources in business, design, marketing, photography, video, music, animation, education, IT, software and much more. Lynda.com can be used to improve your technology skills, or other skills required as part of your coursework - take a look or talk to your tutor to discuss what might complement your learning.