Library research guides

Guides are lists of recommended resources made by librarians to help you do research. Select a guide that is useful for your research topic or your course. Each guide will have links to article databases and library research tools.

What are library guides and why would I use them? (1 min video)

Subject guides

Select the subject, major, or department that is useful for your research and get a list of links to article databases, search tips and library services.

All subject guides

Course guides

Select your course number (for example, HIST 1301W) to get a list of search tools and services to do research for your assignments and papers.

My course guides

Guides by subject

Other resources

Find a database by name

Do you know the database you want (e.g. Business Search Premier, Art Full Text, etc.)? Search database names and descriptions.

A-Z database list

Guides to UMN's archival collections

The University of Minnesota Libraries’ Department of Archives and Special Collections (ASC) collects and preserves an amazing array of materials that support interdisciplinary research.

For health sciences

Research guides

Tips on how to conduct health sciences research.

Database help guides

Learn how to use and search health science related databases.