When you join Esher Sixth Form College as a student you will have access to the following online resources:

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​​Proquest Ebook Central​

Ebook Central is designed with mobile in mind. Access the site from your tablet or phone, and download e-books for offline reading. There are a number of e-books for Fashion students on Proquest, for example, Illustrating Fashion, Fashion Forecasting and Fashion the Key Concepts. The content is exactly the same as the printed books. ​

Britannica Academic

Britannica Academic delivers fast and easy access to high quality, comprehensive information. A dedicated editorial team of over 100 people, whose work is supplemented by content written by Nobel laureates, historians, curators and professors, ensure Britannica Academic’s articles are trustworthy, citable resources.  Britannica will give you reliable information on the Fashion Industry, Designers and the history of fashion.  ​

BoB – Learning on Screen

On demand TV and Radio for Education.  This academically-focused system allows staff and students, at subscribing institutions, to record programmes from over 75 free-to-air channels; and search an archive of over 2.2 million broadcasts.  You can search for programmes, use the TV guide, or try searching by selecting “Public Playlists” first, type “Fashion “or “Textiles” in the search box.   You will then have access to playlists created by teachers and University lecturers from numerous institutions.  These playlists includes brilliant documentaries on textiles, fabrics and interviews with fashion designers.​​​

Proquest -Vogue archive​

A searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution colour page images. Pages, advertisements, covers and fold-outs have been included, with rich indexing enabling researchers to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world’s greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.

Oxford Art Online​

Oxford Art Online offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today. Through a single gateway, users can access and cross-search Oxford’s acclaimed, regularly updated art reference works: the Grove Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Grove Art is the foremost scholarly art encyclopedia, offering global coverage of visual culture, composed and expanded in collaboration with thousands of scholars and specialists around the world. Benezit offers unique information about the sale and collection of artists’ work, and it is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources of artists’ biographies available. In addition, users can search and access Oxford art reference titles including the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2nd edition), The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.  ​


JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. Some excellent higher-level e- books and articles available here covering everything from advertising covering many aspects of fashion, textiles and design.  Try using the advanced search to get more relevant results.