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Online Databases & Periodicals

Students of NIFT have access to innumerable electronic journals and magazines through portals of the online databases and periodical publishers subscribed by NRC for all the NIFT Campuses. Following are the details about the subscribed online databases. Additional online journals and magazines generally with print versions are subscribed locally by the Resource Centres.

Fashion Studies

Berg Fashion Library
Berg Fashion Library is an online database of the Bloomsbury Fashion Central portal that offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. It is inter-disciplinary in its coverage – besides fashion and textiles it covers disciplines such as anthropology, art history, history, sociology, geography, folklore, museum studies, theater and cultural studies.

FairChild Books Library

Fairchild Books Library is a repository of e-books published by the world’s leading higher education fashion textbook publisher, Fairchild Books. The topics covered are related to fashion only and include construction, draping, fashion business management, history, illustration, journalism, marketing, promotion, theory, pattern making, styling, product development, sustainable fashion, textiles, and more.

Select full text journals from publishers/service providers** :

Dress : The Journal of the Costume Society of America

Fashion Theory

Fashion Practice

Vogue (USA)

Art, Design and Communication

Art & Architecture Source *

This is a comprehensive database from EBSCO providing full-text coverage to hundreds of periodicals and books , as well as cover-to-cover indexes and abstracts for nearly a thousand publications including academic journals, magazines, trade publications and books. This database covers a wide range of pertinent subjects, including antiques, art and art history, design, interior and landscape design, and much more.

Bloomsbury Design Library*

Bloomsbury Design Library provides coverage to design and crafts worldwide from ancient to the contemporary period. It offers authoritative references to contents from books and other print resources along with collections of leading museums. This repository serves as a research tool for design and visual arts as it explores the history and context of influential design schools, people, periods, places, and disciplines.

Fashion Photography Archive
This photo archive from Bloomsbury offers access to more than 750,000 digitized and high-quality images that feature forty years of contemporary fashion history along with a timeline, lesson plans, and videos. This archive is curated by Editor-in-Chief Valerie Steele, Director of the Museum at FIT in New York..

Select full text journals from publishers/service providers**

Asian Journal of Communication*

Journal of International Communication*

Apparel and Textile Industry

Textile Technology Complete *

This extensive resource provides coverage of the scientific and technological aspects of textile production and processing. Formerly the Institute of Textile Technology's Textile Technology Digest, this database traces the body of knowledge in Textile Science and Technology as far back as the early years of the 20th century.

Select full text journals from publishers/service providers** :

Textile Outlook International

Humanities & Social Sciences


JSTOR is a leading full-text and multi-disciplinary digital database. The disciplines covered range from art, architecture, culture, media, to psychology, philosophy, economics, business studies and related areas. The subscribed JSTOR package offers access to more than 2300 academic journals and more than 2 million primary sources.

Management & Technology

ABI/Inform Collection *

ABI/Inform Collection database from Proquest includes ABI/INFORM Dateline, ABI/INFORM Global, and ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry. It provides online access to thousands of business, management and technology periodicals in full text and abstracts. The service provides in depth coverage of business conditions, trends, corporate strategies and wide variety of other business topics. Students and researchers can access leading global industry news databases, market research and analysis for the apparel, textile and footwear sectors such as Just series available in ABI/INFORM.

Business Source Complete *

Business Source Complete is a business research database, featuring the full text articles from leading scholarly business journals. Searchable cited references with abstracts are available for many more scholarly journals back as far as 1886. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.

General News and other topics


Magzter is a leading cross platform global digital magazine newsstand that provides access to magazines in multiple languages on diverse topics ranging from business to lifestyle, photography, to general news from a large number of publishers.

*Kindly contact your Resource Centre for further details about access.

** Comprehensive alphabetical list of full text journals ( attach list here)