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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Resources related to the comparison of literary works from different cultures, with theoretical approaches to literature, and with the relationships between literature and the visual arts, music, philosophy, science, and social and political thought.
The resources provided in this guide are organized, in part, according to the major concentrations within English Studies. It includes bibliographic databases, reference resources and digital collections that constitute a valuable knowledge base for research projects.
This research guide covers all fields of French Studies. Notable collection strengths are the Enlightenment, post-1945 literature, and Francophone fiction. Coverage of Italian language and literature is also extensive. Areas of particular importance are Renaissance literature and culture, and contemporary Italian fiction.
The Libraries' Linguistics collection is particularly strong in the basic components of general linguistics -- syntax, phonology, and semantics --; it also covers applied areas such as translation, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and historical linguistics.
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.
Pertains to the study of organisms. Includes a wide range of biological sciences including ecosystems to nanobiology, cell biology, molecular biology, systems biology, microbiology and biological informatics. Also related to zoology, botany, biochemistry and medical sciences anatomy and physiology.
Pertains to the study of matter. Major areas of chemistry and chemical resarch are analytical, theoretical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Specializations include materials chemistry, nanoscales structures, biological materials, environmental chemistry and proteomics.
Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and the nature of intelligence. Scholars' backgrounds are wide-ranging, including psychology, physics, neuroscience, philosophy, information science, computer science, mathematics, anthropology, and linguistics.