Collection Description
This guide presents a selection of print and electronic resources in history available through the University of Miami Libraries and open access websites. Please contact Shatha Baydoun, History Liaison Librarian, for an individual research consultation or for more information about resources in history. The Libraries' collection supports a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in all areas of history.

The Florida, Cuban, and Caribbean regional holdings are quite distinctive. Other areas of strong interest include Latin America, Middle East, and European history. Additionally, social historical method is a notable strength of the department and is reflected in its acquisitions. The University Libraries’ also have an extensive repository of archival materials and special collections that chronicle the history of South Florida and the University of Miami.

The Libraries’ continue to collect as comprehensively as possible, in all areas of history. Currently, materials focusing on Asian and African history are being added to the collection. The language of the collection is primarily English however, several Spanish and Portuguese resources are also present. 
Subject Specialist

Shatha Baydoun

Select Primary Sources
Primary Versus Secondary Sources
The Libraries’ offer a wide collection of primary and secondary sources on a variety of topics designed to support your research interests. Primary sources are original documents (written or otherwise) produced during the time of the event such as art, newspapers, or maps. Secondary sources offer an interpretation or analysis of primary source materials and include articles, biographies, books, or textbooks. For ways to distinguish the two take a look at the video below:
Select Secondary Sources
Databases
The Libraries’ have an extensive collection of databases designed to support your research and writing needs. Please contact Shatha Baydoun, History Liaison Librarian, for an individual research consultation or for more information about resources in history.
Subject Specialist

Shatha Baydoun




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Historical Coverage
Newspapers
 Newspaper articles are great sources for historical research. The Libraries’ has an extensive collection of newspapers and databases.
 Front-page of The Miami Hurricane, April 02, 1948
Current Coverage
Maps

A Plan of the City and Harbor of Havana, Capital of the Island of Cuba (1760-1769) from the UM Cuban Map Collection
General Databases
General Databases
Subject Specialist

Shatha Baydoun

Subject Specialist

Shatha Baydoun

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