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.

  • 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--Contemporary--Islamic--Latin American--Latin-X--Modern--Native American--North American--Renaissance & Baroque--Spanish--Spanish Colonial--Surrealism--Trans-Atlantic/Caribbean

    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 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 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.

  • 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
  • Surrealist Art
  • 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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