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Getting to the full text
Once you have found the citation of a journal article you're interested in, click on the Check for Full Text buttons found next to the citation, or run a journal title search in Trexler Library's Encompass Search.
Reference works (good for topic-generating and recommending sources)
Hundreds of authoritative dictionaries, encyclopedias, fact books, guides, companions and more from respected publishers across dozens of major subject areas.
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
Available in print copy in Trexler Library, call # 391.003 E56o, level B.
Fashion, Costume, and Culture
Available by library subscription. Lengthy entries on fashion grouped by era (1960s, etc.).
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
Available by library subscription. Many entries on fashion, in the context of pop culture.
Scholarly books and primary documents
Survey of Historic Costume
Trexler Library call # 391.009 T699s, level B
Search catalogs from libraries across the country and around the globe. Publication title level search only - no articles or chapters. Items owned by Trexler Library show a Muhlenberg College library icon. Request items not owned by Trexler Library directly through WorldCat using the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) button. Items generally take 4-14 days to arrive.
To find only articles, use the Article limit on the left sidebar of your search results page. Use the Peer-reviewed limit to narrow further to scholarly sources that have been peer-reviewed. Some full text is linked directly; otherwise, use the Access Online buttons to check for full text online or in the library.
Images in any fashion book or article. Images from the web. See especially the book 20th Century Fashion: 100 Years of Apparel Ads, Trexler Library level B, 659.19687 N666t
Reader's Guide Retrospective
Available by library subscription.
Times Digital Archive
Since its first publication in 1785, The Times (London) has become one of the most preeminent, global daily (except Sundays) newspapers of the 18th- through early 21st-centuries centuries, covering international events, people, places, politics, business news, opinion and debate, entertainment and advertising. The Times Digital Archive makes this highly regarded resource available in an easy-to-navigate, fully-searchable online resource containing every page of every issue within the range of years displayed in the product banner.
An excellent source for full-text of primary documents as they appear in public domain (pre-1923) books and magazines.
Scholarly journal articles
Academic Search Complete
A library subscription database. Good starting place for journals, and includes the full text of about 3000 journals. Limit to "peer reviewed" to find only scholarly articles. Back issues of journals begin as early as 1990. Recent issues may not be included yet, due to publisher agreement. Journals held in Trexler Library are marked accordingly.
A library subscription database. Archive from Stanford University of scholarly journals in all subject areas.
America: History & Life with Full Text
A library subscription database. Standard index for North American history. Some full text.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text
A library subscription database. Standard index for European history. Some full text.
Free search engine for books and journal articles in all disciplines.Links may take you to free full text, or search the library's site for full text access.
Articles and books via interlibrary loan