On this page you will find many useful resources suitable for your course including physical Library stock, eBooks, eResources, websites and videos.

Finding Fashion Resources

All books have a classification number on the spine. Here are some class marks to get you started. Click on the class marks below to find out what the Library has to offer for each topic. To request to borrow resources, please click here

Selected Fashion eBooks

You can access Fashion eBooks for free from home or college 24/7, which means no lugging heavy books around! Click on one of the eBooks below or visit our eBooks section to search for even more titles. You may need to log in via Shibboleth, or through your institution. Just select 'Northampton College' and log in using your student ID and password.

Fashion Design
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Fashion: Key Concepts
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The Textile Book
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Fashion and Textiles: An Overview
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Fashion Forecasting
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Fashion Foundations
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Illustrating Fashion
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The Art of Dressing Long Hair
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Magazines and Journals

The Library subscribes to a number of course specific and general interest magazines, journals and newspapers across the centres. You may find the publications below useful for your course or subject area. You can also view our full collection of weekly and monthly publications here.

Drapers magazine
Dazed magazine

Fashion eResources

Here is a list of commonly used resources. Click an image link to go to that website. Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Fashion Net logoFashion Net: A search engine just for fashion. Fashion Net was the first fashion website on the internet.
Fashion Revolution: A movement uniting designers, academics, writers, business leaders, policymakers, brands, retailers and fashion lovers with the vision of a fashion industry that conserves and restores the environment and values people over growth and profit whilst ending human and environmental exploitation in the global fashion industry.
Fashion Trendsetter logoFashion Trendsetter: Information about fashion trends and fashion forecasting.
Harper's Bazaar logoHarper’s Bazaar is your essential guide to luxury style. Keep up to date with the smartest fashion trends and get tips from beauty experts.
London Fashion Week logoDelve into the latest menswear, womenswear and gender neutral collections from London Fashion Week.
V&A logoVictoria & Albert Museum's fashion collection. Spanning five centuries, it is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dress in the world.
Vogue Archives logoThe Vogue Archive is an incredible resource for anyone with an interest in fashion. Explore back issue of Vogue as far back as 1892!

To log in:
Under 'Find Your Library', type Northampton College into the box, click search and then select it.
Enter your College login details then click 'Login'.
Vogue Fashion Show logoVogue Fashion Shows: Details and photos from all the major fashion shows all the way back to Autumn/Winter 2001.

Planet eStream Videos

Planet eStream is an amazing video-on-demand service that holds thousands of film, TV and radio resources for use with your studies. Click below to search  videos you may find useful for your course.

To log in:

  1. Go to Planet eStream
  2. Enter your College login details and password then click Log in

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Information and Study skills

The Library can offer support within any of the following areas. Click on any of the topics below to go to the Information and Study Skills Moodle page which includes Study Smart courses for each topic as well as activities, PowerPoint presentations and useful information leaflets.

The Library's Learning Facilitators are available to support you in developing your writing, computer, information and study skills. They are here to help you on your path to independent learning. If you need help with any of the areas listed above please talk to a Learning Facilitator.

Please note that access to Learning Facilitators this year is via appointment only. Please email with information on which areas or topics you would like help with. We will then arrange an appointment with you as soon as possible.

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