This is the fourth in a series of “Resources and Services” posts from the Faculty of Cowles Library, intended to increase awareness of the quality resources and services (many of them new!) available to Drake students, faculty, and staff. Earlier posts are listed at the bottom of this page.
Vogue & Women’s Wear Daily
Cowles Library now offers digital access to the entire archives of Vogue (1892-present) and Women’s Wear Daily (1910-present.) ProQuest has digitized this material in high-resolution color pages. Each page of issue is available, including advertisements. Users are able to search all text, captions, and titles throughout the magazine, including advertisements, covers and fold-outs. Users may also search Vogue and Women’s Wear Daily with a single search or browse individual issues.
Vogue is a unique record of American and international popular culture that extends beyond fashion. The Vogue Archive is an essential primary source for the study of fashion, gender, and modern social history – past, present, and future. The database serves users who wish to read the latest issues as well as those doing academic study. Marketing students may research the history of a brand identity by viewing every advertisement for a brand such as Revlon, Coty, Versace, or Chanel between specified dates. Researchers in cultural studies and gender studies may explore themes such as body image, gender roles, and social tastes from the 1890s to the present. The latest issue will be added each month with no embargo period.
Women’s Wear Daily
Women’s Wear Daily is an authoritative record of how the fashion industry developed over the twentieth century provides valuable primary source material for students across the disciplines of fashion, business, and history. The Women’s Wear Daily Archive allows users to explore influences on the fashion and beauty industry. It contains the full run of past print issues and supplements and will be updated biannually with more recent issues. (Note: newest issues are available in HTML full-text with no images in Business Source Complete.)
Previous Resources and Services announcements: