Databases and E-Books

The library has a wide selection of electronic resources for your research

Adrian G. Marcuse Library Database List

Newspapers of Interest

Chronicle of Higher Education
The Financial Times
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
WWD-Women's Wear Daily

Research Resources

Arranged by Title




A-Z Journal List: [General]
Search by TITLE for a magazine, newspaper or journal you want to read.

AtoZ the World: [Business] [Culture] [World Almanac and Facts]
AtoZ the World is a thorough country-by-country resource for learning about culture and customs worldwide with extensive business-culture data.


AtoZ the World-Business: [Business] [Culture] [Trade]
AtoZ World Business is a comprehensive country-by-country resource for success in international business and trade. Contains detailed country data on business and trade environments, current economic climate, statistical rankings, and taxation. Extensive business-culture content, including country- specific guides to negotiating, to promote effective business transactions, detailed trade-compliance information to ensure smooth entry and exit.

ARTstor Digital Library: [Art History and Design]
Over one million digital images of works of art and design. Images can be downloaded, printed and saved.



Berg Fashion Library: [Fashion] [Fashion/Trend Forecasting]
Cross-searchable access to Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, the journal Fashion Theory, e-books, reference works, images, and more.

Biography in Context (Gale): [Biographies]
Comprehensive database with profiles of thousands of individuals from around the world and throughout time.

Books 24/7 [Business]
Online access to the full, unabridged contents of thousands of business and technical books, as well as to expert summaries of popular business books. On-demand video programs featuring best-selling business authors, experts and business leaders.

Business and Company Resource Center (InfoTrac-Gale):
Now listed as: Business Insights: Essentials

Business Insights: Essentials (InfoTrac-Gale) [Business]
In-depth information on U.S. and international business, industries and products. Company and industry profiles, corporate chronologies, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, SWOT reports and comparison charts.

Business Source Complete (Ebsco): [Business]
Browse and search for country economic data, company profiles, industry information, market research and SWOT analysis.



Communication & Mass Media Complete: [Communications] Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. In addition, CMMC features over 5,400 Author Profiles, providing biographical data and bibliographic information, and covering the most prolific, most cited, and most frequently searched-for authors in the database.

CQ Researcher: [News and Current Issues] [Science] [Social Science]
Comprehensive reports providing multiple viewpoints for a range of current political and social issues.

Credo Reference: [General]
Allows users to search a variety of encyclopedias and other reference sources simultaneously.



Demographics Now (Gale) [Demographics]
Highly-detailed demographic data for the U.S.

designinform: [Applied Arts] [Design]
Consists of three databases: Design Abstract Retrospective (DRA) an ongoing abstracting and indexing service covering many design and applied arts journals and annuals published during the twentieth century. Design ProFILES (DP) a dictionary of design and designers covering the same subjects as DRA. ReVIEW an ongoing digitization project of decorative and fine arts journals published in Europe and the USA during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Doneger Creative Services: [Fashion/Trend Forecasting]
To access contact Library 646-218-4126

Online trend-analysis service providing photographs of runway looks and street fashion, as well as images from Doneger’s print publications.



EBSCOhost Databases: [Business] [General] [News and Current Issues]
A collection of databases that includes Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, and that provides access to articles from newspapers, magazines, and peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

Edelkoort Trend Tablet:
Listed as: Trend Tablet

Encyclopedia Britannica Online: [General]
Full-text encyclopedia entries, as well as links to articles and related websites.

Now listed as: Global Market Information Database



Fashion Snoops: [Fashion/Trend Forecasting]
Online fashion trend forecasting service for the adult and children’s markets. Features images of runway looks from around the world. Also



Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks: [Reference]
Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks represent 112 volumes of Gale's most popular titles, cross-curricular and global content, many of which are recognized as reference foundational standards. Contains: American Decades, History Behind the Headlines, Novels For Students, Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans, New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film and more.

Global Issues in Context (Gale):
[Business] [General] [Health] [News and Current Issues] [Science]
Reports from around the world on subjects including business, health, the environment, science, and culture.

Global Market Information Database (Euromonitor) [Business]
Market research reports about various consumer products and industries worldwide. Includes economic indicators, demographic data, foreign trade statistics, and sources of information.



Hoover’s Online: [Business]
Detailed profiles of millions of companies worldwide.



InfoTrac (Gale): [Business] [General] [Health] [Humanities] [News and Current Issues]
Provides federated searching to numerous databases.
Some of the databases include: Academic OneFile, Expanded Academic ASAP, Pop Culture Collection and World History Collection.



LIMcat - Library catalog link

Search LIMCat to see if the library owns the book or DVD or journal you need.
Renew library items you have out without having to come into the library .

Lexis-Nexis: [Business] [Legal] [News and Current Issues]
Case studies and company profiles, as well as articles from selected national and international newspapers, trade publications, legal periodicals, scholarly journals, and reference works.

Lexis-Nexis MOBILE: Mobile link to Lexis-Nexis
Provides quick news, business or legal search information for users on the go.



Material ConneXion: [Design] [Textiles] [Sustainable Materials] Material ConneXion is the world’s largest resource of new materials. The Library houses over 7,000 advanced, sustainable and innovative materials. Material ConneXion researches materials for all design disciplines: aerospace design; architecture; art; automobile design; fashion design; graphic design; industrial design; interior design; landscape architecture; package design; product design; textiles; etc.

Mergent Online: [Business] [ Demographics and Psychographics]
Detailed profiles of U.S. and international companies, including company descriptions, financial statements and annual reports.

Mintel [Business]
Consumer market studies by Mintel analysts. Covers food, beverage, apparel, beauty and personal, retail, travel and more. Each study provides a synthesis of both primary and secondary data and analysis. International in scope but strong in European countries and the U.S



Opposing Viewpoints in Context [General] [News & Current Issues]
Contains thousands of articles that present multiple perspectives of critical topics. Gives access to primary source documents, statistics, websites and multimedia.

Oxford Art Online: [Art History and Visual Design] [Biographies]
Art encyclopedia with articles, images, and biographies. Formerly called Grove Online.



Pop Culture Universe: Icons Idols Ideas:
[Fashion] [General] [History] [News & Current Issues]
A comprehensive and authoritative collection of information on popular culture in America and the world, both past and present.

ProQuest [Business] [Demographics & Psychographics] [Fashion] [General] [News & Current Issues]
Combined search of ProQuest Central, Entrepreneurship and Vogue Archive. A diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos.

ProQuest Business: [Business]
Combined search of BUSINESS SPECIFIC ProQuest databases providing access to journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings, a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans and tips from successful entrepreneur in a wide range of formats, including videos.

PsycARTICLES [Psychology]
Full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology


Research Starters - Business: [Business]
Research Starters - Business contains Abstracts, a Keyword List of words pertinent to the article, an Overview to explain why the topic is relevant to business and its implications to stakeholders, Further Insights/Applications to outline how the points in the overview can be applied to business, Viewpoints/Issues/Discourse to enable business students to develop a critical perspective on the topic, a glossary of Terms & Concepts, a Bibliography and a Suggested Reading list.



Small Business Reference Center: [Business]
Providing the most up-to-date information on topics related to starting a company, operations management, sales, and growing or rescuing a business
This resource offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

Sourcing Journal Online: [Business]
Global resource for news and information tailored for textile and soft goods, for people working on the supply chain side of the business.

StyleSight: [Fashion] [Fashion/Trend Forecasting]
Trend forecasting services with images of apparel and accessories.

StyleSight Sourcing (Panjiva): [Business]
Find and vet suppliers, monitor competition and spot geographic trends in sourcing.
Located on left hand side column MARKET INTELLIGENCE - Sourcing



Textile Technology Complete: [Textiles] [Fashion] [Sustainable Materials]
Textile Technology Complete provides extensive coverage of the scientific and technological aspects of textile production and processing.  Subject coverage includes manufacturing techniques, textile end products, chemicals and dyes, the properties of natural and synthetic fibers and yarns, environmental issues, and the related areas of chemistry, biology and physics. Coverage spans the domestic and international arenas and includes publications covering the major resources from the scientific community, as well as the apparel, home furnishings, flooring, and polymer industries.

Trend Tablet [Fashion] [Fashion/Trend Forecasting]
A social media platform designed and curated by Lidewij Edelkoort. Explains how trends grow and flow.



Vogue Archive (ProQuest): [Fashion]
A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month. Every page, ad, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing to find images by garment type, designer and brand names.



WGSN: [Business] [Fashion/Trend Forecasting] [Fashion]
Online trend-analysis and research service providing creative and business intelligence for the fashion, apparel, style, design and retail industries. Site archive includes more than 600,000 pages of content, 5 million images, over a decade of original CADs, trend analysis, catwalk reports and competitive intelligence. [Business] [Fashion]
Online version of the fashion trade publication Women’s Wear Daily. Provides full-text access to articles dating back to 1994. Also, you can download the full version of Today's issue in PDF form.

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Created by AW 2011 Updated 7/11/13 LG

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