Resources & Databases
Arts and Antiques


Contemporary Fashion , 2nd ed., 2002

Provides biographical and critical coverage of primarily U.S. designers, milliners, footwear designers, fashion companies and textile houses

Encyclopedia of Clothing & Fashion , 3v, 2005

A survey of clothing, costume and fashion. Coverage includes the origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical eras.

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers , 4th ed., 4v, 2001

Provides thorough coverage of films and filmmakers, including legendary films, actors and actresses, directors, writers and other production artists.

Magill's Cinema Annual , 2014-

Offers an in-depth retrospective of signficant domestic and foreign films released in the United Sates during the preceding year. Distinguishing features include its extensive credits, awards and nominations, MPAA ratings, thorough indexes, and its exhaustive critical reviews with author bylines.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture , 2nd ed., 5v, 2013

Includes more than 3,036 signed essays, alphabetically arranged, and written or reviewed by subject expert and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries cover topics and persons in major areas of popular culture; film; music; print culture; social life; sports; television and radio; and art and performance (which include theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance).


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The Louvre - Paris, France

Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY

National Gallery of Art - Washington, DC

Smithsonian Institution

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