Journals in textile and fashion

Textile and fashion is a profile area for research at the University of Borås. How does this reflects in the library collections? Well, in quite a few ways we hope. Here in this blog post, we highlight some examples of journals in this subject with fun, interesting and different solutions.

The vast majority of our journals is available online and you can access them through computer, tablet or phone. The journals Hali, Dazed & Confused and Selvedge are provided by Exact Editions and has a pretty cool feature. If you walk around the University premises with a tablet or smartphone and have downloaded the Exact Editions app (only available for iPad and iPhone), you can read these three journals without logging in. The app detects that you are in the university premises, and gives you access to the journals.

Dazed & confusedYou can scroll through different issues, get inspired by the razor-sharp images – all this thourgh the app.

Selvedge framsidaAn interesting database in the design field is Vogue Archive. As a student or staff of HB you can reach complete issue, including advertising, of American Vogue all the way back to 1892. You can of course also search the archive for articles and images based on fashion designer, photographer / illustrator, business / brand, type of garment, textile materials and more. Please try it!

Vogue archiveAlthough the library is investing a lot of money in electronic journals we have not forgotten about the printed journals. All of the print journals that somehow relates to the topics textile, art or design field, is on display on the 1st floor of the library. Here you can find a number of prominent fashion magazines: Collezioni Donna (women’s), Sport & Street Collezioni, Collezioni Uomo (men’s fashion), Maglieria italiana, Vogue (Italian edition), Uomo Vogue, iD magazine, Sportswear International.
bloggen 012A textile journal that we want to push a little extra for the Ecotextile News. The journal, which is well known in the industry, focusing on the environment and sustainability in the global textile and clothing chain. We subscribes to this journal in print and you’ll find the latest issue on the 1st floor and the other numbers in roller shelves  P: 205.

Ecotextile newsText and picture: Hanna Hallnäs

The Women’s Wear Daily Archive

We are currently testing an extensive archive of Women’s Wear Daily, one of the biggest fashion magazines in the United States, widely considered the ‘Wall St Journal’ of the fashion industry. The test will run until November 19, so hurry to test the archive before the trial expires.

A comprehensive archive of Women’s Wear Daily, from the first issue in 1910 to material from within the last twelve months, reproduced in high-resolution images. Every page, article, advertisement and cover has been included, with searchable text and indexing.

The Women’s Wear Daily Archive preserves one of the fashion industry’s most influential reads. Key moments in the history of the industry, as well as major designers, brands, retailers and advertisers are all covered in this publication of record.

To access the archive, you must identify yourself as a student or employee at the University of Borås. Follow this link for access to the database.











Text: Lisa Carlson

Good resources and helpful information

Bild: Colourbox

If you want to do specific searches it is better to do your search in one of our databases that is specifically targeted on the actual field where search opportunities are more specified and adapted to the topic area´s uniqueness.

You have access to all of the libraries electronic resources from home.
All you have to do is to log in with your username and password

Do you want to look at other student essays for inspiration?
In Borås Academics Digital Data (BADA) you can find student essays and theses. If you want to look at essays from other Swedish universities search in

Google Scholar ( is a search engine focused one academic material. Here you can find books, student essays, theses, articles etc.

Appearance and design of a academic article can vary between different subject areas, but usually have a structure similar to this:

  • Abstract (there is an abstract on the first page, which usually contain a short summery of the articles purpose, method, result and discussion)
  • Introduction (why the analysation)
  • Method (how the study have been assayed)
  • Result (what the outcome was)
  • Discussion (what the conclusion was)
  • References (usually the reference list is very long and contains references from other academic studies)

For an article to be characterizes as an academic article it has to be published in a academic journal.
Helena France, lecturer at Library & information science at Borås University was recently a guest blogger for library blog and wrote about Academic texts.

One of the challenges of writing an essay is to be able to vary its formulations?? At the library, you can find books related to Academic Writing.

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University contains resources and introduction material for academic writing.

On the libraries webpage you can find information about Academic writingReference managementEndnote and Plagiarism.

Common documents
Are you writing your paper with someone else and you are not able to meet With each other for various reasons? Than you can use Google Drive to store your files in a common place, and also to create documents that both of you can edit at the same time while chatting. You are also able to create a versioning where you can go back to previous data if needed, store files, create simpler spreadsheets and presentations and save your document that is compatible with Microsoft Office.

Use Google help pages or go to Tutorials on Youtube.

If you have questions about information search or reference management:

  • Call the Library 033-345 40 50
  • Email
  • Come to the information point for personal help
  • You are also welcome to our Search lab every Thursday from 15:00-16:30 on 4th floor in the library room J418, where a librarian is available for answering your questions about information search

Text: Sara Hellberg, Tandis Talay

E-media at LLR

LLR got its first electornic journal for 15 years ago.

In 1988 LLR joins Bibsam’s national agreement where three databases were included:  Academic Search Elite från Ebsco, 1085 journals from different subject areas, IDEAL which had 175 titles from Academic Press and MUSE with 45 titles in hu med 45 titlar in humanities from John Hopkins University Press.

Today LLR subscribes to over 35 000 electronic journals. We have also activeted about 15 000 electronic journals from open sources. Through us the students and staff of University of Borås has access to over 146 000 electronic books.

For comparison you should know that we have about 300 print journals and about 100 000 print books on our shelves.
LLR has become a digital library!
Pieta Eklund
Karin Ekström

Read Vogue!

Are you student or staff at UB? Then you have access to database Vogue Archive. It contains all issues of the American Vogue, complete with advertisements, since the first issue in 1892 to the most current issue. Of course you can search for specifik articles and images of designers, photograpers, illustrators, companies/trade marks, type of clothes, material and much more.

Cover of Vogue Vol. 56, nr. 6, 1920. Illustrator: Georges Lepape Copyright: The Condé Nast Publications Inc. Available: The Vogue Archive.


Text: Sara Hellberg & Karin Süld

The database IEEE Xplore – for those who study to become an engineer or researcher in technology!

What is IEEE Xplore?

IEEE Xplore is a database that contains both books, conference papers, articles from journals and magazines, standards, etc. Access is via Databases at / library


IEEE (IEEE *, pronounced “Eye-triple-E”) stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is an international trade and lobbying organization for researchers and professionals in the technology and engineering subjects. It organizes conferences, publishes journals, set standards, etc. The database IEEE Xplore collected IEEE’s publication along with a variety of other publications in the following areas:

Communication, Networking & Broadcasting
Components, Circuits, Devices & Systems
Computing & Processing (Hardware / Software)
Engineered Materials, Dielectrics & Plasmas
Engineering Profession
General Topics for Engineers (Math, Science & Engineering)
Power, Energy, & Industry Applications

How can I use IEEE Xplore?
IEEE Xplore provides instructional videos (in English) that allows you to quickly get started and use the various functions.

Introduction to search the database.

Work on with the search results.

There are also manuals in PDF format.

And for example, you learn how you can use your search history to make more advanced searches.

If you have questions or want to know more about IEEE Xplore – contact information point or!

Text: Sara Hellberg

New resource at the library: OECD iLibrary Education

The library has started to subscribe to OECD iLibrary Education.

OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development)is an international organisation working for economic development. The library has access to OECD iLibrary Education, the part of OECD iLibrary that contains e-books on education and teaching.

You could take a moment and read the publication Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Sweden 2013
Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Sweden 2013 | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management Solution

Text: Pieta Eklund