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Textiles: Welcome


Welcome to the Textiles Subject Guide

This guide is for students on Textiles courses, and brings together key Library resources many of which are only available to you because you are a BCU student.

You'll also find information about concepts and topics that will help you to use our services, and information about who to contact for help and how to get in touch with us.

The information in this guide has been compiled by the specialist Librarians working with your School.

There is also a guide for Fashion (including Fashion Branding Communication and Fashion Business Promotion), which you may find useful.

Meet the Team

Hugh Morgan Collection Management Librarian

Hugh Morgan is your Collection Management Librarian.

He purchases the resources for the School of Fashion and Textiles and can also help with managing your online reading lists.

Email Hugh






Sue O'Sullivan Learning, Teaching & Research Services Librarian

Sue can help you find information for your research. Book a tutorial with Sue.

Customer Services Team

The Customer Services librarians are available via chat, or you can pop into Curzon Library 9-5 Monday-Friday and visit us at the HelpDesk. We can offer guidance and support in searching, referencing and using the library resources.

BA Textile Design Newsfeed

Resources Gallery

Curzon Library Ground Floor Plan

Curzon Library Upper Floor Plan

Key Databases

Art Full Text

Art including Asian & other non-Western arts, and feminist criticism. (Best viewed using Chrome).

Design and Applied Arts Index

Coverage includes fashion, textiles, interior design, theatre design, industrial design, ceramics, glass, jewellery and photography.

Drapers Online

News, commentary and features on fashion business, fashion companies and fashion retail.

Fashion Monitor

Discover fashion contacts and influencers and keep up to date with the latest fashion news and events.


LS:N Global is a subscription-based service developed by The Future Laboratory that helps you understand the market and consumer forces shaping the future across a wide variety of industries globally.


Provides access to full-text consumer research reports. (Automotive, Beauty,Drink,Food,Health,Leisure,Media,Clothing and Footwear,Home,Technology,Travel).


Fashion and lifestyle & interiors images, videos, reports, news and topic reviews. View more for login information.

Textile Institute Newsfeed

Textile Society Newsfeed