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.
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.
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.
Guides by subject
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.
How to find resources by format
- Citation guides and style manuals
- Datasets and statistics
- Dictionaries and encyclopedias
- Dissertations and theses
- Ebooks at University Libraries
- Environmental Impact Statements
- Government information
- Media (video, images, and more)
- News sources
- Primary sources
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
Tips on how to conduct health sciences research.
Database help guides
Learn how to use and search health science related databases.
Librarians have developed guides for a variety of topics.