1. 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.
    Type: Research Guide
  2. European Studies

    Pertains to the history and the social and policy sciences that investigate contemporary political, institutional, sociological, and cultural developments in Europe and the European Union.
    Type: Research Guide
  3. Ethnomusicology

    Ethnomusicology is the interdisciplinary study of all types of music from all cultures.
    Type: Research Guide
  4. Education

    Supports programs in Counseling & Educational Psychology, Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Instructional Systems Technology, and Language Education. Available in the Education Library, the collection is strong in the following areas: history of education, teaching, elementary and secondary education, school finance, school administration and organization, education of women, education of the gifted and handicapped, and American educational institutions.
    Type: Research Guide
  5. Medicine

    Pertains to the science that studies wellness and disease with an emphasis on cell biology, pharmacology, physiology and biophysics. Research is frequently conducted in the fields of cancer, neural science, chemistry, biochemistry, biology and others.
    Type: Research Guide
  6. Nursing

    This research guide supports the teaching and learning needs of the School of Nursing in Bloomington. It provides access to a wide range of clinical and biomedical tools and resources, along with updates on events and training sessions hosted by the Libraries.
    Type: Research Guide
  7. Optometry

    Pertains to vision sciences, optometry and ophthalmology. Accomodates study and research in anatomy, physiology, neurology and pathology of visual systems of humans and animals; general optics; visual and color perception, alternative or controversial approaches to vision care, and the history of optometry.
    Type: Research Guide
  8. History

    "history, n....The branch of knowledge that deals with past events; the formal record or study of past events, esp. human affairs. Also: this as a subject of study." Oxford English Dictionary History of the (History) Collections Collections supporting the study of history at Indiana University have been built continuously since the founding of the university in 1820. Much of the collection originally acquired to support other academic programs is now of interest to historians. Thanks to consistent support for library collections and a preference for preservation rather than weeding collections, the Indiana University Libraries have acquired a rich and broad collection of primary resource material for the study of all areas of history.
    Type: Research Guide
  9. History and Philosophy of Science

    The IU Bloomington Libraries support the study of the history and philosophy of science with a large, diverse and historically rich collection. In addition to the electronic resources included in this guide, you can find related materials in the Wells Library, the University Archives, the Lilly Library, and the Science Libraries.
    Type: Research Guide
  10. Classical Studies

    Covers, for the most part at research level, Greek and Latin literature, language, culture, palaeography, epigraphy, textual criticism, mythology, and religion; the history of classical scholarship; patristics; classical archaeology; and ancient history.
    Type: Research Guide
  11. Folklore

    Find aids for your research in folklore and related fields here. Visit us on on the 7 th floor of the Herman B Wells Library. The collection is open to researchers and the public seven days a week.
    Type: Research Guide
  12. Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

    The Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies collection supports the research and curriculum needs of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) and related academic units in the College of Arts and Sciences. The collection contains both primary and secondary source materials with an emphasis on scholarly publications in the humanities and social sciences, and on materials in the three main vernacular languages of the area: Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian, as well as ancient Greek, Kurdish, Ottoman Turkish, Syriac, and Urdu.
    Type: Research Guide
  13. Philosophy

    The IU Bloomington Libraries' Philosophy collection supports research and teaching in all branches of philosophy. Historically, emphasis has been placed on Western philosophy (Western Europe, Great Britain, and America); coverage of the philosophy of the Orient, Eastern Europe, and Latin America is limited.
    Type: Research Guide
  14. Music

    The field of music includes composition, performance, and scholarship. The latter focuses primarily on music history, theory, and education. Music of all genres and disciplines are covered, including, but not limited to jazz, popular, opera, symphonic, orchestral, chamber, and experimental music.
    Type: Research Guide
  15. Religious Studies

    Resources supporting the study of religion. The Libraries maintain very strong collections in Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Buddhism, and rapidly growing collections in Hinduism and other religions.
    Type: Research Guide
  16. Theatre and Drama

    Pertains to acting for the stage, directing, criticism, theory and philosophy, theatre history, costume, lighting, set design and scenography, stage movement, sound engineering, puppetry, voice and diction, and dramaturgy. Also addresses literature such as screenplays, plays, playwrights, etc.
    Type: Research Guide
  17. Victorian Studies

    Resources related to the interdisciplinary study of the literature, culture, psychology, sociology, narrative theory, and gender studies in the Victorian era.
    Type: Research Guide
  18. Law

    Resources related to the study of national and state laws and legal codes in the United States.
    Type: Research Guide
  19. Political Science

    Resources related to the study of the processes, principles, and structure of government and of political institutions. Some specific fields are American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Policy, Political Philosophy, Theory and Methodology.
    Type: Research Guide
  20. Public and Environmental Affairs

    Serving the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), this multidisciplinary subject includes Arts Management and Administration, Environmental Science, Health Administration, Human Resources Management, and Public Affairs and Policy.
    Type: Research Guide