This is UCLan's Textiles library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarians: Julie Hitchen and Francesca Robinson


Search for books and ebooks on Library Search. It will tell you what we have in stock and where to find it.

Sometimes there may only be a chapter on a specific topic rather than a whole book. To find those, you will need to use one of our ebook databases which allow you to search through the whole text of a book. We have several ebook collections but a good place to start would be Ebook Central.

Library Search
Ebook collections
Ebook Central

Journals and Articles

Journal Finder provides details of our print journals and e-journals collections. Library Search will find specific articles from journals so is a good place to start, as it searches across thousands of different journals and will uncover articles in places you may not think to look.

You should then move on to more subject specific databases:

Top Tip! All of our e-journals subscriptions are listed on the Journal Finder.   Search by journal title, (e.g. Selvedge) then follow the blue resource link, taking you to the full-text articles. 

eResources and Databases

Textiles Intelligence

As well as a printed copy in the Library we now have online [on-campus] access to Global Apparel Markets - business and market analysis for the  world's fibre, textile and apparel industries

Drapers Online

  • Drapers - Business intelligence on the fashion industry in the UK and Ireland - retail, wholesale and manufacturing

Recommended Resources for Textiles and Surface Pattern

  • Art Source
    Art Source provides the full text of over 750 journals, plus references to articles for many more. Subjects include art, architectural history, crafts, design, photography, film, and museology.
  • ARTbibliographies Modern
    Provides abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogues, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. It covers all aspects of modern (from c.1880) and contemporary art, including performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artists' books, crafts, jewellery, illustration, and more, as well as painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing. 1974 to date.
  • Business Source Complete
    A full-text database of over 2000 business and management journals.
  • Design & Applied Arts Index [DAAI]
    Is a comprehensive index to over 300 design and design-related journals. It contains data on over 27,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, firms and workshops. Subjects covered include animation, architecture, industrial design, interior design, furniture, ceramics, glass, jewellery, fashion, textiles, embroidery, advertising, packaging, photography, and much more. From 1987 to date.
  • JSTOR 
    A multi-subject archive of journals including Arts and Sciences I, II, III, Language & Literature, and Ecology & Botany collections.
  • WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors
    The leading global trend forecasting service and product development tool focused on the home and interiors industries. It combines market intelligence and consumer insights with forecasts and design inspiration. There are monthly trend reports in 14 product categories, including furniture, lighting, print and pattern, bedding, bath and tabletop
  • Worth Global Style Network [WGSN] 
    Trends and inspiration for Fashion, Interiors, Textiles and Product Design.

See also the Fashion subject guide.

Multi-Media and Multi-Subject

Our Electronic Resources section provides details of all our online resources and includes an E-Databases A-Z list.  If you are not sure where to start, why not try our multi-subject databases?

Additional Resources

Web Pages

Design and Crafts

Visual Resources

These internet sites are freely available:

Julie Hitchen

Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

01772 892267

Francesca Robinson

Assistant Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

01772 895132