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Fashion Design: Welcome!

Here you will find books, ebooks, articles, websites, and other links about fashion design.

Fashion Design Research Guide

Welcome to the Fashion Design Research Guide



This guide provides a general overview of Fashion Design collections and other helpful research resources for your class.

   Don't see what you're looking for?  Call West Valley College Library reference desk at 408-741-2029 or visit the West Valley Library Homepage.


Finding Background Information


Reference books, like bibliographies, dictionaries, and encyclopedias, can be good starting places when you're trying to find basic information. Below are the encyclopedias and dictionaries of Fashion Design that WV library has.

Online Reference books

eBook Reference books

Print Reference books

Ask a Librarian



Stop by the reference desk

Call: 408-741-2029

Monday – Thursday

8:00 AM to 7:30 PM


8:00 AM to 12:00 PM


12:00 PM to 4:00 PM




Tips for Success


*When you find a good source (book, article, web page), record the title, author, and other bibliographic info (journal title, web address, etc.).

*Take notes from your sources.

*As you read, mark the parts you might like to quote in your paper.

*Keep organized. Keep a folder on your computer (or in the cloud) or a binder with copies of articles, your notes, and drafts of your outline.