Research Guides A-Z

Click on a letter to browse research guides alphabetically or enter keywords into the site search box above. View research guides from Lilly Library; the principal rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library of Indiana University, Bloomington.

  • Slavic and East European Studies

    IU's Slavic and East European collection is one of the most extensive Slavic and East European collections of North America. The collection is comprehensive covering more than 15 vernacular language publications and is well developed to support PhD researches in many areas. It is much more than a Russia-focused collection. Polish, Czech, Romanian, and Slovenian collections are also very strong.
  • Social Work

    Social work is the professional activity of helping individuals, groups, or communities to enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning and to create societal conditions favorable to this goal. Includes: helping people obtain tangible services; providing counseling and psychotherapy; helping communities or groups provide social and health services; and participating in relevant legislative processes.

  • Sociology

    Sociology is the study of the social forces that influence human behavior. Used in a variety of disciplines and practices, sociology addresses theory, experimentation methods, data and content analysis, and other professional practices.

  • South Asian Studies

    Interdisciplinary research and curriculum support related to South Asia broadly, including India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives.
  • Southeast Asian Studies

    Interdisciplinary research and curriculum support for Southeast Asia - relevant countries include Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Timor L'este, Brunei, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Spanish and Portuguese

    Resources related to the study of the language, culture, history, literature and linguistics of Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking countries. Also addresses Iberian Medieval and Golden Age literatures, colonial Brazilian literature, South American literature, and Mexican literature.

  • Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

    Resources related to the science of normal speech processes, language, and hearing along with research and study of communication disorders. Specializations constitute audiology and speech-language pathology, among others.

  • Statistical Resources

    Find resources containing data and statistics. Includes documents and interactive databases providing numerical data and research results, covering international economics, census and demographics, education, vital and health status, environmental, and socioeconomic conditions.