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- Communication Studies
Find resources related to mass media and communication, including health communication, political communication, gender and race, global and new media, media policy, social media, journalism, and print and broadcast history, among other topics.
This guide provides access to resources related to the study of architecture, construction, and building systems.
- British and American History
Provides resources, strategies, and information on conducting research in British and American history.
- Korean Studies
Provides selected research resources in the area of Korean Studies, with a particular focus on social sciences and humanities resources.
- Italian Language, Literature and Culture
Recommended resources for research in Italian language, literature and culture.
- French Language and Literature
Provides selected sources and useful research-related sites in the field of French language and literature.
- Museum Studies
Provides useful resources for research on museum studies.
- Linguistics Resources
This guide offers electronic resources supporting teaching and research in linguistics. Included are indexes to articles in scholarly journals, online full-text sources, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other resources.
A guide to help you find and use images and other visual resources from the University Library. Visit us at Imageworks on the 2nd floor (east side) of the Art, Architecture Engineering Library.
- Russian Studies
Provides resources covering the Russian Federation. Other states that were also part of the Soviet Union are covered by other guides: Guide for Central Asian and Caucasian Studies and Guide for East European Studies.
A guide to electronic and print resources supported by the University of Michigan Library's Judaica Unit, as well as external resources important for Judaic Studies, Yiddish, Hebrew, and many other topics.
- Polish Studies
This research guide provides useful resources related to Poland.
- East Asian Studies
An introductory guide to East Asian studies (Humanities and Social Sciences) English language resources
- General and Comparative Literature
Resources for research in comparative literature, reception studies, translation studies, literary theory, and affiliated discourses.
- United States History
This guide covers major resources and methods for research in U.S. history. Some of the key resources discussed in this guide are America: History and Life, Making of America, and Early American Imprints (Evans).
- English Language Literature
Provides selected sources and useful research-related sites in the field of English language and literature.
- Digital Humanities
An introduction to tools and projects in the field of digital humanities.
- Brazilian Studies
- News Sources
Recommended resources and search tips for finding news in a variety of formats. Includes how to find international newspapers, historical newspapers, articles with a particular viewpoint, how to evaluate sources, and much more.
Other Research Guides
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Selected resources useful for philosophical research.
- Genealogy Research Guide
While no specific collection of genealogical materials exists within the Hatcher Graduate Library, there are items of genealogical interest available throughout the library in various formats.
- Unique Collections on the UM Campus
Unusual collections in the University of Michigan Library and on the UM Campus (Ann Arbor).
- Scandinavian Studies
Resources in the University Library and on the Web relating to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
- French History
A guide to UM research collections and other resources for the study of French History
- Spanish Language and Literature
Provides resources, strategies, and information on conducting research in literature and language of the Spanish-speaking countries.
- Classical Studies Resources
This guide provides some useful suggestions for research in Greek, Roman, and Byzantine literature, history, and archaeology.
- Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Highlights some of the library-related resources in the area of medieval and early modern studies.
- Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
The Slavic, East European, and Eurasian collection includes roughly 305,000 monographs and 3,200 serials in Russian; Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian; Polish, Czech and Slovak; Armenian and other languages of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.
- American Culture
This guide provides suggestions for useful reference works, journal indexes, collections, libraries, and web resources for the study of American Culture.
- German Culture, History, Politics
Provides some key resources for researching German culture, history, and politics.
- Germanic Languages Literatures
Print and online resources for research into Germanic languages and literature.
- Religious Studies
Important resources for the study of religion at the University of Michigan
- Top Ten Databases to Start Your Undergraduate Research
Try these databases if you're not sure where to find articles for an undergraduate research project.
- Comic Books and Graphic Novels
This guide provides useful information about comic books and graphic novels as topics of academic research at the University of Michigan.
- Interracial Resources
A guide to fiction and non-fiction resources on topics relating to interracial people and relationships.
- Central Asian and Caucasian Studies
This guide covers Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
- Czech and Slovak Studies
This guide covers the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
- Southeast European Studies
This guide covers countries in southeastern Europe, including Modern Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and countries that comprised former Yugoslavia: Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.
- East European Studies
This guide covers the westernmost countries of the former Soviet Union, each one of which has a separate page: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, and Ukraine. Also included in this guide is information on the Romani people.
- USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive
The USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive makes available over 52,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides.
- Web of Science Core Collection
This guide describes how to access and start searching the database Web of Science. (This guide was originally developed by Betsy Williams.)
- Mirlyn Classic
This is a guide to using Mirlyn Classic, the classic University of Michigan Library Catalog.
- Francophone Canada
UM research collections and other resources in the study of Francophone Canadian history and literature/Les collections de recherche d'UM, et autres ressources pour l'étude de l'histoire et de la littérature canadienne Francophone
- Video Game Studies
Selected resources designed to assist in researching the interdisciplinary field of computer and video game studies.
- German Language Learning Guide
Suggests resources and strategies for learning German using materials from the collection, elsewhere on campus, and on the web
- History (General)
Provides resources, strategies, and information on conducting research in history.
- Finding Archives and Manuscripts
This guide provides an overview of strategies for locating primary sources, including archival and manuscript material.
- Espresso Book Machine
How to use the UM Library's Espresso Book Machine to create professionally printed books using your own content or public domain materials.
- Graduate Student's Guide to Publishing
Tips on how to get your work published in a variety of formats.
- Islamic Manuscript Studies
Resources for the study of manuscripts produced in the Islamic world and the manuscript cultures they represent.
- Comm 121: Evaluating Information and Analyzing Media
Suggested resources for students in Comm 121, Winter 2015.
- Cognitive Science
Provides resources, strategies, and information on conducting research in cognitive science
- Open Access
This research guide provides readers with a basic understanding of Open Access, which is broadly defined as content that is free to access and re-use.
- Children's Literature
The Children's Literature Research Guide is intended to assist researchers, School of Education and School of Information students by providing UM Library children's lit resources in one place. It also includes other external helpful resources.
- Obtaining Copyright Permissions
This guide explains how to obtain copyright permission particularly when using music, movies, and images.
- Independent Filmmaking
This guide is designed to help independent filmmakers create their films
- DAAS/COMM 487: African Americans in Popular Culture
Suggested resources for the Course Design assignment, for Professor Robin Means Coleman's COMM 487/AAS 487 course.
- Literature Reviews for the Humanities
A guide with resources for the Faculty Exploratory workshop on Literature Reviews in the Humanities.
- Creative Commons
Looking for images, video, music, and other content you can share, reuse, or remix? Creative Commons provides an easy way to find and attribute materials without running afoul of copyright law.
- Research Funding and Grants Guide