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Merchandising: Getting Started

Background Information

Try searching these materials for definitions, facts, and background information.

American Decades and print Ref 169.12 A419 1994

American Decades Primary Resources and print Ref E 169.1 A471977 2004

The Complete Fashion Sourcebook Ref GT 596 P393 2005

Men's Fashion:  the Complete Sourcebook GT 1710 P43 1996




These titles can be found in the Joyner Library Reference Department.

The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear
 TT 617 G39 2008

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life
Ref GT 31 G74 2004

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing Through World History
Ref GT 507 G74 2008

Encyclopedia of Fashion Accessories
Ref TT 503 T67 2003

Encyclopedia of Hair
TT 957 S46 2006


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Biography Databases

Biography - Books

Contemporary Designers Ref NK 1390 C655 1997

Contemporary Fashion Ref TT 505 A1 C66 2002

The Fashion Encyclopedia Ref TT 503 H68 1982

Who's Who in Fashion Ref TT 505 A1 S74 2004