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Off-Campus Database Access
To access databases from off campus, click on the Database Page link below. After you click on your database, you will be asked to enter your university credentials (same as your university email).
If you are looking for a specific journal, please use the Journal Locator link below:
Databases for Fashion and Retail Topics
The following databases can help you find articles for your research.
Remember: if you are off-campus, you will have to log in with your JWU username and password.
Women's Wear Daily
CURRENT 12 months of articles and images: Key trends & news worldwide in women's and men's fashion, beauty, footwear, merchandising and the retail industries are updated daily! Photos of runway shows, trade shows, fashion shoots, red carpet events, and new products. Use the "Business" tab for the latest financial, legal, and government/trade news about these industries. See the "Markets" tab for analyses of ready-to-wear, sportswear, designer/luxury, textiles/apparel technology reports, and more. The "Media" tab shows you how the latest beauty, fashion, and retail news is covered by the advertising, film/TV, marketing, and publishing industries. PLEASE NOTE: There is no access to the archives through this website. For earlier articles, please check JWU's other databases such as Business Insights:Global and Business Source Complete.
WGSN (World Global Style Network)
IMPORTANT: You MUST create a FREE account or RENEW it every 90 days (every 3 months) in order to access the FASHION content and link to special features. Use this url https://jwupvdz.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.wgsn.com/edu to create or reactivate your account with your JWU email address; @wildcats.jwu.edu or @jwu.edu. Agree to the terms & conditions online. Then you can go directly to www.wgsn.com and log in with your WGSN username & password from anywhere. NAVIGATION: Use the PINK MENU tab on left side of the black bar to access "Design Tools & Resources" and link to special features such as "Colour Play" and "Tools". Go to "Reports" and link to "Trendlink." Use the briefcase/workspace icon on right side of the black menu bar to set up your project folders. IMPORTANT: YOU MUST SAVE YOUR PROJECT FOLDERS ONTO YOUR PERSONAL USB/flashdrives, otherwise they will be deleted from University computers at night. NOTE: Other content areas Advisory, Barometer, Futures, Insight, Instock, Lifestyle & Interiors, and Styletrial are not available to educational institutions or to JWU at this time.
Academic Search Complete
Scholarly, multi-discipline database providing full text articles for studies in the arts, sciences, education, humanities, social sciences, and more.
Search Google Scholar for Articles
Find articles through Google Scholar by using the default search provided or typing your keywords into the search box.
Set your preferences in Google Scholar to allow access to articles in the JWU library:
- Go to Google Scholar
- Choose Scholar Preferences
- Add Johnson and Wales University to "Library Links"
- You will need your name and 14 digit library barcode to access