Fashion: Home

A guide to resources to support Ara Fashion courses.

New Fashion Database!

Berg Fashion Library is the leading source of scholarly, multidisciplinary information on all aspects of dress and fashion worldwide, from pre-history to the present day. It contains a large collection of images and eBooks! 

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Welcome

Welcome to the Fashion Subject Guide.  A selection of resources have been hand selected for you to use to aid you with your studies.  If you have any questions at all please contact the library.


eTV

Did you miss an episode or series on TV?  Well eTV can help as it records and archives TV programs for educational purposes. All you need to do is log in, then search for what takes your fancy to watch online.

How do I use eTV?

Check out Project Runway Season 3, episode 1 - The season that features New Zealand's own Sean Kelly - be inspired!

 

LinkedIn Learning (Formerly Lynda.com)

Ask Live

AskLive is our instant messaging service. You can chat with the library by entering your question in the box below that says “Type here to chat …”

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Ask Live operates during our opening hours at City campus, Christchurch. We are open 7 days.

Please note:

  • In the evenings and weekends, specialised support may not be available. If so, your question may be referred to an expert for action on the next working day.
  • In My Ara, under “Learning Resources” you may also find what you need by entering keywords in the box on the "Learning Resources" page in My Ara.

Information and Research Skills

For help on how to find, evaluate and present information we recommend the Information skills subject guide This guide will ensure an easier pathway to academic success!  We also have a Research subject guide  for those of you taking your studies to the next level.   

 

Don't forget Oxford Art Online!

Oxford Art Online Fashion Subject Guide is a great place to start.  It has fashion designer biographies and essays on different aspects of fashion.