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Drexel Library

Retail + Merchandising



This guide is intended to help you with your research for projects related to retail + merchandising. Use the navigation on the left to find recommended library + freely available resources for all aspects of retail research.

Questions? Email the Media Arts + Design Librarian, Shannon Robinson, at or schedule a research appointment.

New Books in Retail

Retail Therapy : Why the Retail Industry Is Broken - and What Can Be Done to Fix It
Exploring omnichannel retailing : common expectations and diverse realities
Kellogg on branding in a hyper-connected world
Amazon : How the World?s Most Relentless Retailer Will Continue to Revolutionize Commerce
Transglobal fashion narratives : clothing communication, style statements and brand storytelling
The Fashion Business Reader

Finding Books + Articles

You'll be using our library system, Summon, to find books + articles to support your research. Check out the brief video on using features in Summon.

Search Summon

Google Scholar logoClick the hamburger menu in the upper left and select Settings. Select Library Links and search for Drexel. Select all the Drexel options and hit Save.

Now when you use Google Scholar, a link to full-text items at Drexel University Libraries will appear (GetIt@Drexel). Click this link and it will direct you to the full-text (or search for the article or book title in Summon). Questions? Ask Shannon!

Writing for Business

We have many recently published ebooks available on business writing. Writing a business plan? Review our guide on Business Plans. Check out the additional writing resources, below.