Family & Consumer Sciences
Academic Search Premier
An interdisciplinary database that provides full text articles.
Art Full Text
This database offers indexing for 500+ journals (from 1984-) and full text to nearly 200 journals, plus abstracts (starting in 1994), of an international array of peer-selected publications—including expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Areas covered include Advertising Art, Antiques, Archaeology, Architecture and Architectural History, Art History, Computers in Art, Crafts, Decorative Arts, Fashion Design, Folk Art, Graphic Arts, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures, Museology, Non-Western Art, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Television, Textiles, Video.
Culinary Arts Collection
This database is comprised of more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as many reference titles. It provides researchers with recipes, restaurant reviews, industry information and practical instruction.
Encyclopedia of Associations
A comprehensive directory of non profit membership organizations providing contact information and descriptions of professional societies, trade associations, labor unions, cultural and religious organizations, fan clubs, and other groups.
Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
A collection of more than 80 journals focused on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture, with the addition of over 20 subject specific reference sources.
Home Improvement Collection
This collection of more than 180 home-improvement focused titles covers such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.
The Arts & Sciences III Collection includes journals in language and literature, as well as important titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art. JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated.
This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975.
Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection
Access the content of more than 100 Oxford reference books online with a single search. Includes the Oxford art and architecture dictionaries and a timeline, as well as food and drink dictionaries.
The Costumer's Manifesto
Look for the link to "history sorted by period"-- a massive collection of links.
This site covers the last two centuries of fashion.
Home Economics Archive
This site has on-line full-text books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines, published from 1850 to 1950.
InformeDesign transforms research into an easy-to-read, easy-to-use format for architects, graphic designers, housing specialists, interior designers, landscape architects, urban designers and planners, and the public.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Costume Institute
The Met put a fraction of its costume collection online, mostly from the twentieth century.
Sense & Sensibility Patterns
This is a commercial website that includes images of costumes from 1795-1959.
La Couturiere Parisienne
This site is all about period costume, from the Middle Ages up to the early 20th century. Access over 3700 costume pictures through a database, read one of hundreds of articles, or download some authentic period patterns.
Foods and nutrition
Fairchild dictionary of fashion
Cambridge encyclopedia of child development (electronic resource)
Handbook of research on the education of young children (electronic resource)
Foods and Nutrition
By subject search
Below are some links to various subject searches in the catalog. The subject search is a specific and helpful way to find materials about your area of interest. Explore these or try some of your own subject searches using the "Subject" tab in Primo. For more information on "power searching" by subject, ask your reference librarian.
- Clothing and Dress
- Food Habits
- Interior Architecture
- Interior Decoration
By call number
If you want to browse for books in the library, use the call numbers below to find the subject areas that are of interest to you. You can use them to browse the reference section or the main stacks. The Library of Congress website may have a more detailed outline of call numbers for your subject area.
|CLASS G - GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION|
|GT500 2370||Costume. Dress. Fashion|
|CLASS N - FINE ARTS|
|NK1135-1149.5||Arts and crafts movement|
|NK1160-1590||Decoration and ornament. Design|
|NK1548-1590||Special subjects for design|
|NK1700-2195||Interior decoration. House decoration|
|NK1700-2138||General. History, etc.|
|NK2775-2898||Rugs and carpets|
|NK 3600-(9990)||Other arts and art industries|
|CLASS T - TECHNOLOGY|
|TT387-410||Soft home furnishings|
|TT490-695||Clothing manufacture. Dressmaking. Tailoring|
|TT697-927||Home arts. Homecrafts|
|TT950-979||Hairdressing. Beauty culture. Barbers' work|
|TX341-641||Nutrition. Foods and food supply|
|TX901-946.5||Hospitality industry. Hotels, clubs, restaurants, etc. Food service.|
|TX950-953||Taverns, barrooms, saloons|
|TX955-985||Building operation and housekeeping|
|TX1100-1105||Mobile home living|