Monday, January 27, 2014

Need Help? Not Sure Who to Ask for Research Guidance? Ask the Librarians at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library!

During the winter break, the librarians at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library have been hard at work putting together research guides to assist you with a broad range of topics and projects. We have created course specific and general guides that are available with a click of your mouse.

These guides not only give you resource recommendations, but directions on how to use the key databases relating to the subject matter that you are researching. The guides are great to use when the library is closed for the evening or if you need a quick refresher from your earlier library instruction course. And as always, please feel free to contact the librarians for more detailed assistance. 

Posted on January 27, 2014 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)  

It’s Raining TRENDS

Some like to say that those that work in the fashion industry predict the future, this is somewhat true. Many of the leaders in fashion set new trends every season, but how do these trends go from runway to the masses? Well, through Trend Forecasting of course! You can access trend forecasting sites to see what’s coming the next upcoming season or the season after that. Usually you need a subscription that can cost a pretty penny, but don't worry we've got you covered!  

Among our vast collection of Databases are Trend Forecasting Databases such as The Doneger Creative Group and WGSN. Have you been wondering what the next fabric trend will be after leather? Well take a look at our sites and you can find out in an instant.  In addition to our databases we have physical copies of Trend and Fashion Forecasting books ranging from ESP Edit to PromoStyl. Within these books you can find swatches of fabrics and runway photos of the next trends. You can find the upcoming trends for men, women, children and baby! 

The library also has a research guide to assist you with navigating these databases. It can be found on our Research Help page under 'Product Development & Fashion Forecasting'.

Posted on January 27, 2014 I Blog post by Kiara Cooper (student worker of the LIM College Library)