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What search and browse options are available?

There are multiple ways of navigating the content:

  • The main Search box in the header.
  • Advanced Search: search by author name, title, subject or description.
  • Explore Archive: browse the full lists of brands and designers in the archive, along with seasons, years and location.
  • Browse Content Types: browse videos, articles, designer biographies and more.
  • Designer in focus pages: browse everything the archive has on top designers in one place.


Can I save items for viewing and reading later?

Yes! It’s quick and easy for any authenticated user to set up a personal account to save videos and articles to view later, organize saved items into folders, email and export citations, save searches and set up search alerts.

Follow the link in the header to ‘Sign in to your personal account’: you then have the option to sign in using Facebook or Twitter, or to select ‘Sign up now’ and enter a few personal details (name, occupation, country, email address and password) to create a Personal Account.

Please note you can use the same Personal Account details to sign in on multiple Bloomsbury platforms, including Bloomsbury Fashion Central, Bloomsbury Design Library, Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts and other forthcoming resources.


Can I create video clips on the platform?

Yes, it's simple and quick to create a short clip that can be shared or saved to view later. To do this, click on the 'CLIP' icon to the right of the playbar in the video player. If you are not logged into a personal account you will be prompted to do so at this point. You can then drag the handles that appear on the timeline to trim the beginning and end of your video or enter specific start and end times using the edit fields.


Do the videos on the site have sound?

No, for licensing reasons the videos on the site do not have sound.


Can I print and download full text?

Yes, the site content has no DRM (Digital Rights Management) protection, and so it can be printed or saved to personal computers. All use of the site content is subject to our Terms and Conditions: printing and saving should be for personal use, and standard copyright restrictions apply regarding unauthorized copying and distribution.


How do I cite videos and texts from Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive?

From the content page, click on the ‘cite’ icon to view formatted citations in APA, MLA, Chicago and Harvard citation styles. You can also download a file in RIS format for importing into reference manager software.


Can I follow links to other online resources?

Yes, if your institution has set up a link resolver, you can follow links from the bibliographies of articles to find copies of the referenced works in your library catalogue or other resources to which your library subscribes.