1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Law

    Resources related to the study of national and state laws and legal codes in the United States.
    Type: Research Guide
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Comparative Literature

    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.
    Type: Research Guide
  13. English and American Language and Literature

    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.
    Type: Research Guide
  14. French & Italian

    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.
    Type: Research Guide
  15. Linguistics

    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.
    Type: Research Guide
  16. Business

    Covers the management and administration of business including specializations such as entrepreneurship, production/operations management, finance and accounting, management information systems, marketing, real estate, qualitative analysis, insurance/risk management, supply chain management and international business.
    Type: Research Guide
  17. 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.
    Type: Research Guide
  18. Animal Behavior

    Pertains to the multidisciplinary field including neuroscience, learning, development, ecology, and biological evolution and diversity as a means of studying and understanding the behavior of animals.
    Type: Research Guide
  19. Astronomy

    Pertains to the science of celestial objects and their phenomena.
    Type: Research Guide
  20. Biology

    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.
    Type: Research Guide