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A primer on finding what you need from the FIT Library

Why should I sign in?

You can sign in with your FIT username and password by clicking on the Sign in link on the upper right corner of the OneSearch homepage.

Signing in will allow you to:

  • View more complete search results
  • Request books and articles from external libraries (InterLibrary Loan)
  • Renew books and other library materials
  • Create favorites lists
  • Export citations to clipboard and to citation management tools

What is OneSearch?

OneSearch is our all-in-one search tool, which allows you to search print and e-books, electronic resources, digital collections and more, all in one place.

How do I start searching?

OneSearch Widget

OneSearch Widget

Search for journals, articles, books, magazines, and newspapers, all in one search! Type a keyword or phrase into the search bar and click the magnifying glass to perform the search.

Searching will bring you to the results page of OneSearch, where you can sign in, apply search filters, click on titles to see full details, pin items to your Favorites, and more.

OneSearch Options

Choose your search options



Search millions of resources, including print books, e-books, articles, images, magazine titles, and more.


Digital Materials

Digital Materials

Select this option is you want to access articles and ebooks from our online subscriptions.

This search does not include most market research databases (Mintel, Passport, etc) or any trendforecasting (WGSN, Fashion Snoops). Here's a complete list of exceptions


Course Reserves

Search materials and textbooks selected by FIT faculty for use in specific courses. 

physical materials search

Physical Materials

Search for books and other materials (look books, magazines by title) that physically reside at our library.  

Special Collections Search

Special Collections

Search items in our Special Collections and FIT College Archives, including fashion sketches, photographic prints, rare books, and oral histories, as well as materials related to the history of the institution. For digital access to some of these materials, visit SPARC Digital

find at other libraries

FIT + Other Libraries

Expand your search beyond our online and physical collections, including libraries outside of the SUNY system. Perfect for graduate student and faculty researchers. 

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