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Fashion Merchandising and Design Subject Guide

Why Use Reference Sources?

These sources can help you get your research off the ground.  They offer...

  • Basic info on topics and concepts
  • Ideas for possible research topics
  • Keyword ideas for searching the catalog and databases
  • Suggestions for further reading

Recommended Resource: Credo Reference

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Credo Reference is an online reference database that includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, biographies and more.


Gale Reference Search

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Oxford Reference

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New Resource~Berg Fashion Library


To create an account in Berg you will need to open a separate browser and copy and past the following link into a tab:

Then you will receive an email to create your password. Once your account is set up you can save articles and images to folders you create. If you experience any issues, please reach out to a librarian via chat or my email, both of which is located below.


Reference Books

Library of Congress Country Studies