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Apparel Design/Merchandising & Costume   Tags: costume, fashion, j._paul_leonard, san_francisco_state_university, sf_state, sfsu  

Guide to apparel design/merchandising and costume research at the San Francisco State University library, including finding books; journal, magazine, and newspaper articles; images; statistics, and more.
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2014 URL: http://libguides.sfsu.edu/fashion Print Guide RSS Updates

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Research Tools

Two research tools that you may find useful:

  • LIBX
    A FireFox (web browswer) plug-in that allows you to search for items in ourLibrary collections from any web page. It allows you to search for books, articles, and other kinds of research resources in InvestiGator, Google Scholar, WorldCat and elsewhere right from the webpage where you found it (like Amazon, Google and Yahoo, Worldcat, etc.).
  • ZOTERO
    A FireFox (web browswer) plug-in that allows you to collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work — in the web browser itself.

Citation Help

  • Diana Hacker's Guide to Referencing
    Examples of how to create citations in APA, MLA, and other styles.
  • Noodle Bib Express
    Copy in the information about your source, and Noodle Bib Express will format it correctly for you in APA, MLA, and other styles.
  • Zotero
    Free plug-in for Firefox users that lets you track citations within your web browser.
 

Getting Started

Are you new to fashion research? Don't panic, it's not as overwhelming as you might think.

Generally, you should start your research by looking for Books and Articles.

More specialized research may require you to find other types of information, such as images, statistics, directories, and encyclopedias.

 

Quick Research Tutorial: Historical Costume

Research Strategies for Historical Costume
A quick introduction to research on the history of costume and fashion.

 

Quick Research Tutorials

Intro to College Level Research
An overview of college research, including the web and library resources.

 

Creating a Research Strategy
How to turn your topic into a search that will WORK!

 

Evaluating Information
How to evaluate the information you locate, including the difference between scholarly and non-scholarly sources.

Citations
Why and how to format your citations in APA and MLA style.

 

Librarian

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