Research Guides


Research Guides point you to materials and resources appropriate for particular disciplines, courses, and special topics. These guides are curated by UM librarians and experts-in-training, including Library Research Scholars and Peer Research Consultants. In a world of abundant information resources, librarians create research guides to save you time and energy. If you would like to request a guide for a course or topic, please contact your librarian.

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  • Advertising
    This guide presents selected print and electronic resources in advertising available through the University of Miami Libraries and open access web sites.

    Keywords: advertising
  • African American Art
  • African Art
  • African History and Studies
    This guide presents materials on African history along with specialized sources on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the history of South Africa.

    Keywords: history, African history, slavery, south Africa
  • Africana Studies
    A library subject guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research in Africana Studies.

  • American Art
  • Anthropology
    A library subject guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research in Anthropology.

  • Arabic and Arabic Studies
    A library subject guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research in Arabic and Arabic studies.

  • Architecture
    This guide presents selected print and electronic resources in the built environment available through UM Libraries as well as open access web resources.

  • Art & Art History General
    Selected print and electronic resources in Art and Art History available through the University of Miami Libraries and open access web sites.

  • Art & Art History Topics
    African--African-American--Asian--Caribbean--Contemporary--Islamic--Latin American--Latin-X--Modern--Native American--North American--Renaissance & Baroque--Spanish--Spanish Colonial--Surrealism

    Keywords: art, contemporary, modern art, african, african-american, caribbean, islamic, american art, spanish art, surrealism
  • Atmospheric Sciences (ATM)
    A library subject guide providing suggested resources for research in the area of Atmospheric Sciences.

  • Biology
    This guide presents selected resources in the life sciences available through the University of Miami Libraries and open access websites.

    Keywords: biology, life sciences, science
  • Chemistry
    This guide will help you find information resources in Chemistry.

  • Classics
    Selected print and electronic resources in Classics available through the University of Miami Libraries and open access web sites.

  • Communication
    A library subject guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research in Communication

  • Company
    This guide contains recommended library resources for company research.

    Keywords: company, business
  • Computer Science
    This guide will help you find information resources in Computer Science.

  • Contemporary Art
  • Cuban Heritage Collection
    An introduction to doing research at the Cuban Heritage Collection, including information about our services and accessing our materials.

  • Cuban Heritage Collection Theater
    A guide to the theater collections at the Cuban Heritage Collection. Includes links to archival and print materials related to our theater holdings.

  • Data Services
  • Economics
    This guide contains recommended free websites and library resources for economics research. This includes COVID-19 impact reports, country economic data, indicators, Florida & Miami Dade economic data, working papers, and more.

    Keywords: economics, business
  • Ecosystem Science & Policy
    This guide presents selected resources in ecosystem science and policy available through the University of Miami Libraries and open access websites.

    Keywords: ecology, ecosystem science, ecosystems, environmental studies, science, science policy
  • Education
    This guide presents select print & electronic resources in education available through the University of Miami Libraries and open access web sites.

    Keywords: education, teaching, teachers, fcat, curriculum, instruction, ftce, educators, statistics, higher_education
  • Engineering
    This guide will help you find information resources in Engineering.

  • English Literature
    This guide presents selected resources in English Literature available through the University of Miami Libraries and open access websites

  • English Literature: Graduate Studies
    A subject guide designed for English Literature Graduate Scholarship.

  • Entrepreneurship
    This guide provides recommended library resources for entrepreneurship research. This includes business plan 'how-tos' and samples, fundraising, news resources plus Florida and local small business agencies.

    Keywords: entrepreneurship,business
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
    This guide presents selected electronic resources in Women's and Gender Studies which are available through the University of Miami Libraries and open access websites

  • Geography & Regional Studies
    Resource guide for geography

  • German Studies
  • GIS Resources at UM Libraries
    Details the GIS Service at the University of Miami Libraries and provides links to relevant resources.

    Keywords: gis
  • Global Business Programs - Latin America
    This research guide supports the Global Business Studies Program that focuses on Latin America.

  • Global Public Health
    Keywords: health, latin_america, global, public_health
  • Health Sector Management & Policy (HSMP)
    Keywords: business, health, health sector, management
  • History
    This guide provides general information on history sources available to both graduate and undergraduate UM students. It provides access to databases, newspapers, visual resources, maps, as well as primary versus secondary historical sources.

    Keywords: history, general, main, primary and secondary sources
  • History of Europe
    This guide presents sources on European history along with specialized topical guides on British history and European historiography.

  • History of the Middle East
    This guide provides primary and secondary sources on the Middle East and includes materials on Iran, Israel and Turkey.

    Keywords: history, middle east, political, social, cultural
  • History of the United States
    This guide presents material on the United States along with specialized topic guides on African-American history and the American Civil War and Antebellum period.

    Keywords: history, American history, Civil War, African-American
  • Industry Research
    This guide contains recommended library resources for industry research.

    Keywords: industry,business
  • Interactive Media
    Interactive Media Research Guide

    Keywords: interactive media
  • International Studies
    A guide to International Studies resources.

  • Islamic Arts
  • Islamic History and Studies
    This guide provides access to databases, newspapers, visual resources, maps, as well as primary and secondary source on Islam.

    Keywords: history, area studies, Islam, databases
  • Italian Studies
  • Judaic Studies
    A guide to selected print and electronic resources on Jewish topics available through the University of Miami Libraries.

  • Kinesiology
    This guide presents selected print and electronic resources in exercise & sports sciences available through the University of Miami Libraries and open access web sites.

    Keywords: exercise, sports, sports_management, athletic_training, athletes, kinesiology, kinetics
  • Latin American & Caribbean Studies
    A guide to Latin American and Caribbean Studies resources.

  • Latin American and Caribbean History
    This guide provides an extensive collection of primary documents and reference materials on Latin America and Caribbean history.

    Keywords: Latin American, Caribbean, databases, historical newspapers, CHC
  • Latin American Art
    Resources for Latin American, LatinX and Caribbean Art

  • Latin American Music
    This guide provides a list of resources relating to the study of Latin American Music at the University of Miami; it was updated to reflect sources described in Prof. Whitmore's MCY 313 class "Latin American Music."

    Keywords: cuba, cuban music, latin america, latin_america, music
  • LatinX Art
  • Locating Business Case Studies
    This subject guide recommends various websites and journals for locating business case studies.

  • MAIA Program
    This guide is designed specifically for the MAIA program students.

    Keywords: coursepast
  • Marine Biology and Ecology (MBE)
    A library subject guide providing suggested resources for research in the area of Marine Biology and Ecology.

  • Marine Ecosystems & Society (MES)
    A library subject guide providing suggested resources for research in the area of Marine Ecosystems and Society.

  • Marine Geosciences (MGS)
    A library subject guide providing suggested resources for research in the area of Marine Geosciences

  • Mathematics
    This guide will help you find information resources in Mathematics.

  • Media Management
    This guide presents selected print and electronic resources in media management available through the University of Miami Libraries and open access web sites.

    Keywords: media management
  • Modern Art
  • Modern Languages & Literatures
    A library subject guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research in Modern Languages & Literature.

  • Music
    A guide to music resources at the Weeks Music Library and beyond

  • Music Therapy
  • Neuroscience Research Guide
    Neuroscience Research Guide for the University of Miami

    Keywords: neuroscience
  • Nursing & Health Studies
    This guide presents selected resources in nursing and health studies available through the University of Miami Libraries and open access websites.

    Keywords: health sciences, health studies, nurses, nursing
  • Ocean Sciences (OCE)
    A library subject guide providing suggested resources for research in the area of Ocean Sciences.

  • Philanthropy
    This guide provides recommendations to useful resources within the UM Libraries' database collection as well as websites containing philanthropic data.

  • Philosophy
    Research sources for Philosophy

    Keywords: 83052
  • Photography
    Selected print and electronic resources in Photography available through the University of Miami Libraries and open access web sites.

    Keywords: 4059
  • Physics
    This guide will help you find information resources in Physics and Astronomy.

  • Political Science
    Keywords: europe, latin_america, middle_east, africa, united, nations, uno, european_union, florida, comparative_politics, asia, east_asia, south_asia, southeast_asia
  • Portuguese and Portuguese Studies
    A library subject guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research in Portuguese and Portuguese Studies.

  • Psychology
    This guide presents select print & electronic resources in psychology available through the University of Miami Libraries and open access web sites.

    Keywords: psychology, tests, measures, psycinfo
  • Public Health
    Keywords: health, health sciences, public health
  • Public Relations
  • Racial Justice Resources
  • Real Estate
    This research guide supports the BBA in Real Estate and the Master of Real Estate Development + Urbanism (MRED+U) programs.

  • Religion
    Selected print and electronic resources in Religion available through the University of Miami Libraries and open access web sites.

  • Russia Research Resources
    A guide to Resources on Russia

  • Sociology
    A guide to help you find appropriate resources in Sociology and Criminology.

    Keywords: sociology, medical_sociology
  • South Florida History Resources
    This guide mainly focuses on South Florida resources/collections available at UM and also other related information resources from other institutions/governments.

    Keywords: govdocs
  • Spanish and Spanish Studies
    A library subject guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research in Spanish studies.

  • Spanish Art
  • Spanish Colonial Art
  • Special Collections
  • Theatre Arts
    This guide presents selected print and electronic resources in Theatre Arts at the University of Miami Richter Library.

    Keywords: theater, theatre
  • Trans-Atlantic/Caribbean Art
  • Urban Sustainability & Resilience
    Keywords: urban resilience, urban sustainability, urban planning, urban design, cities and towns, climate change, climate adaptation
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