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A guide for research into the history of fiber and textile arts, fashion, and related technologies. This guide is a starting point for your research. If you have additional questions talk to your professor or contact the librarian for this department.

About this Guide

Tapestry imageWelcome!

This guide was created to help MICA students find books, periodicals, articles, DVD's, websites, and other resources for the FIBER curriculum.

If you have questions, please feel free to visit or contact the Decker Library for assistance.

Image information: Tapestry: The Empress Sailing from The Story of the Emperor of China Series, design about 1690; weave about 1697 - 1705, Wool and silk. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

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Research Assistance

Guided Research: meeting with a MICA Librarian

Librarians are available to help students research a topic. Make an appointment at the MICA Information Desk (lower leve of Decker Library)  - either in person, by email or by phone. We can meet in the library, a MICA studio or classroom.

This meeting will help you clarify your ideas, provide ways to approach your topic, and identify key terms, print and online resources, and search strategies to help get you started and save time.

A meeting with a librarian usually last 15-30 minutes depending on the scope of the topic. You are always welcome to make follow-up appointments.