Bibliographic essays can be very helpful in the early stages of doing research, because they orient you to the works of the most important scholars doing research and writing in the field you are studying. The Bibliographic Guides in the Berg Fashion Library database are excellent examples. They provide a concise overview of all the key readings and schools of thought within a particular area of fashion research. Structured thematically, these articles include links to essential articles and e-book chapters within the Berg Fashion Library as well as references to other texts, providing a comprehensive bibliography with commentary and suggestions for further reading. For the student working to become familiar with an unfamiliar approach to the study of fashion, these bibliographic essays are a perfect starting point for your research.