Friday, October 8, 2010

Spotlight on the Collection (new!) - Berg Fashion Library

The Library has just purchased the Berg Fashion Library, the resource I wrote about in the August 25, 2010 blog entry.

This is a searchable interdisciplinary portal to integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. it covers all aspects of clothing, dress, fashion, and textiles around the world.

Sources include: a digitized version of the 10-volume Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, 60 electronic books on fashion, and an extensive image collection from the encyclopedia and the Victoria and Albert Museum's fashion collection. An additional image collection and full-text journal content will be added in 2011.

Topics relevant to English/FTS folk include: "Film and Fashion," "Clothing in Movies," "Fashion in Fiction."
Consider this book chapter "Consuming Clothes: Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth."
Access this resource from the Library website:
  • Library Catalog
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