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Each subject guide contains lists of databases and resources, collected and posted by the subject or college librarian.

  • Each guide links to a Getting started with library research page that list great general-purpose databases you should use for any research project.
  • Next, each guide lists resources like subject-encyclopedias that will give you an overview of your topic before you should use the article databases.
  • Finally each subject guide lists recommended databases to find journal articles and more for your research projects. 
  • You'll also see librarian contact information, related subjects and topics, and other links like blogs, handouts, and reference sheets.

A 

Accounting

College Librarian: Ellen Krupar, 540-231-2490 or 540-231-4863, kellen@vt.edu

Aerospace engineering

College Librarian: Larry Thompson, 540-231-8693, larryt@vt.edu

Africana studies

College Librarian: Heather Moorefield-Lang, 540-231-6763, hmlang@vt.edu

Agricultural and applied economics

College Librarian: Margaret Merrill, 540-231-9670, mmerrill@vt.edu

Agricultural and extension education

College Librarian: Margaret Merrill, 540-231-9670, mmerrill@vt.edu

American literature

College Librarian: Jennifer Nardine, 540-231-4073, jnardine@vt.edu

Animal and poultry sciences

College Librarian: Kyrille Goldbeck DeBose, 540-231-0495, kdebose@vt.edu

Anthropology

College Librarian: Bruce Obenhaus, 540-231-6181, obenhaus@vt.edu

Appalachian studies

College Librarian: Bruce Pencek, 540-231-2140, bpencek@vt.edu

Apparel

College Librarian: Ellen Krupar, 540-231-2490 or 540-231-4863, kellen@vt.edu

Aquaculture

College Librarian: Kyrille Goldbeck DeBose, 540-231-0495, kdebose@vt.edu

Architecture

College Librarian: Patrick Tomlin, 540-231-9272, tomlin@vt.edu

Art and art history

College Librarian: Patrick Tomlin, 540-231-9272, tomlin@vt.edu

Astronomy

College Librarian: Larry Thompson, 540-231-8693, larryt@vt.edu

B 

Biochemistry

College Librarian: Margaret Merrill, 540-231-9670, mmerrill@vt.edu

Biological sciences

College Librarian: Kyrille Goldbeck DeBose540-231-0495kdebose@vt.edu

Biomedical engineering

College Librarian: Larry Thompson, 540-231-8693, larryt@vt.edu

Biological systems engineering

College Librarian: Margaret Merrill, 540-231-9670, mmerrill@vt.edu

British literature

College Librarian: Jennifer Nardine, 540-231-4073, jnardine@vt.edu

Building construction

College Librarian: Patrick Tomlin, 540-231-9272, tomlin@vt.edu

Business

College Librarian: Ellen Krupar, 540-231-2490 or 540-231-4863, kellen@vt.edu

Business law

College Librarian: Ellen Krupar, 540-231-2490 or 540-231-4863, kellen@vt.edu

C 

Chemical engineering

College Librarian: Larry Thompson, 540-231-8693, larryt@vt.edu

Chemistry

College Librarian: Ed Lener, 540-231-9249, lener@vt.edu

Children's literature

College Librarian: Monena Hall, 540-231-5513, monenah@vt.edu

Cinema studies

College Librarian: Jennifer Nardine, 540-231-4073, jnardine@vt.edu

Civil and environmental engineering

College Librarian: Larry Thompson, 540-231-8693, larryt@vt.edu

Classics

College Librarian: Jennifer Nardine, 540-231-4073, jnardine@vt.edu

Climate change

College Librarian: Ed Lener, 540-231-9249, lener@vt.edu
College Librarian: Kiri Goldbeck, 540-231-0495, kgoldbec@vt.edu

Communication

College Librarian: Heather Moorefield-Lang, 540-231-6763, hmlang@vt.edu

Computer science

College Librarian: Rebecca Miller, 540-231-9669, millerrk@vt.edu

Consumer health

College Librarian: Rebecca Miller540-231-9669millerrk@vt.edu

Crop and soil environmental sciences

College Librarian: Margaret Merrill, 540-231-9670, mmerrill@vt.edu

D 

Dairy science

College Librarian: Kyrille Goldbeck DeBose, 540-231-0495, kdebose@vt.edu

E 

Economics

College Librarian: Anita Walz, 540-231-2204, arwalz@vt.edu

Education

College Librarian: Heather Moorefield-Lang, 540-231-6763, hmlang@vt.edu

Electrical and computer engineering

College Librarian: Larry Thompson, 540-231-8693, larryt@vt.edu

Engineering education

College Librarian: Rebecca Miller, 540-231-9669, millerrk@vt.edu

Engineering science and mechanics

College Librarian: Larry Thompson, 540-231-8693, larryt@vt.edu

English language and literature

College Librarian: Jennifer Nardine, 540-231-4073, jnardine@vt.edu

Entomology

College Librarian: Margaret Merrill, 540-231-9670, mmerrill@vt.edu

Environmental and water engineering

College Librarian: Larry Thompson, 540-231-8693, larryt@vt.edu

Environmental design and planning

College Librarian: Patrick Tomlin, 540-231-9272, tomlin@vt.edu

Environmental sciences

College Librarian: Margaret Merrill, 540-231-9670, mmerrill@vt.edu

F 

Finance

College Librarian: Ellen Krupar, 540-231-2490 or 540-231-4863, kellen@vt.edu

Fisheries

College Librarian: Kyrille Goldbeck DeBose, 540-231-0495, kdebose@vt.edu

Food science and technology

College Librarian: Margaret Merrill, 540-231-9670, mmerrill@vt.edu

Forest products / sustainable biomaterials

College Librarian: Kyrille Goldbeck DeBose, 540-231-0495, kdebose@vt.edu

Forest resources and environmental conservation

College Librarian: Kyrille Goldbeck DeBose, 540-231-0495, kdebose@vt.edu

French language and literature

College Librarian: Jennifer Nardine, 540-231-4073, jnardine@vt.edu

G 

German language and literature

College Librarian: Jennifer Nardine, 540-231-4073, jnardine@vt.edu

Geosciences

College Librarian: Ed Lener, 540-231-9249, lener@vt.edu

Geotechnical engineering

College Librarian: Larry Thompson, 540-231-8693, larryt@vt.edu

H 

History

College Librarian: Bruce Pencek, 540-231-2140, bpencek@vt.edu

Horticulture

College Librarian: Margaret Merrill, 540-231-9670, mmerrill@vt.edu

Housing

College Librarian: Ellen Krupar, 540-231-2490 or 540-231-4863, kellen@vt.edu

Human development

College Librarian: Heather Moorefield-Lang, 540-231-6763, hmlang@vt.edu

I 

Industrial and system engineering

College Librarian: Larry Thompson, 540-231-8693, larryt@vt.edu

Industrial design

College Librarian: Patrick Tomlin, 540-231-9272, tomlin@vt.edu

Insurance

College Librarian: Ellen Krupar, 540-231-2490 or 540-231-4863, kellen@vt.edu

Interior design

College Librarian: Patrick Tomlin, 540-231-9272, tomlin@vt.edu

International relations

College Librarian: Bruce Pencek, 540-231-2140, bpencek@vt.edu

L 

Landscape architecture

College Librarian: Patrick Tomlin, 540-231-9272, tomlin@vt.edu

Law

College Librarian: Bruce Obenhaus, 540-231-6181, obenhaus@vt.edu

Linguistics

College Librarian: Jennifer Nardine, 540-231-4073, jnardine@vt.edu

M 

Management

College Librarian: Ellen Krupar, 540-231-2490 or 540-231-4863, kellen@vt.edu

Marketing

College Librarian: Ellen Krupar, 540-231-2490 or 540-231-4863, kellen@vt.edu

Materials science and engineering

College Librarian: Larry Thompson, 540-231-8693, larryt@vt.edu

Mathematics

College Librarian: Rebecca Miller, 540-231-9669, millerrk@vt.edu

Mechanical engineering

College Librarian: Larry Thompson, 540-231-8693, larryt@vt.edu

Medicine

College Librarian: Rebecca Miller540-231-9669millerrk@vt.edu

Meteorology and weather

College Librarian: Kyrille Goldbeck, 540-231-0495, kgoldbec@vt.edu

Mining and minerals engineering

College Librarian: Larry Thompson, 540-231-8693, larryt@vt.edu

Music

College Librarian: Jennifer Nardine, 540-231-4073, jnardine@vt.edu

N 

Natural resources conservation

College Librarian: Kyrille Goldbeck DeBose, 540-231-0495, kdebose@vt.edu

Nuclear science and engineering

College Librarian: Larry Thompson, 540-231-8693, larryt@vt.edu

Ocean engineering

College Librarian: Larry Thompson, 540-231-8693, larryt@vt.edu

P 

Philosophy

College Librarian: Bruce Obenhaus, 540-231-6181, obenhaus@vt.edu

Physics

College Librarian: Larry Thompson, 540-231-8693, larryt@vt.edu

Population health sciences

College Librarian: Rebecca Miller540-231-9669millerrk@vt.edu

Psychology

College Librarian: Margaret Merrill540-231-9670mmerrill@vt.edu

R 

Real estate

College Librarian: Bruce Obenhaus540-231-6181obenhaus@vt.edu

Religion and culture

College Librarian: Purdom Lindblad, 540-231-1108, purdom6@vt.edu

Resource management

College Librarian: Ellen Krupar, 540-231-2490 or 540-231-4863, kellen@vt.edu

Russian language and literature

College Librarian: Jennifer Nardine, 540-231-4073, jnardine@vt.edu

S 

Science and technology studies

College Librarian: Bruce Pencek, 540-231-2140, bpencek@vt.edu

Sociology

College Librarian: Heather Moorefield-Lang, 540-231-6763, hmlang@vt.edu

Spanish language and literature

College Librarian: Jennifer Nardine, 540-231-4073, jnardine@vt.edu

Statistics (mathematical)

College Librarian: Ed Lener540-231-9249lener@vt.edu

T 

Theatre arts

College Librarian: Jennifer Nardine, 540-231-4073, jnardine@vt.edu

U 

Urban affairs and planning

College Librarian: Bruce Obenhaus, 540-231-6181, obenhaus@vt.edu

United States history

College Librarian: Bruce Pencek, 540-231-2140, bpencek@vt.edu

V 

Veterinary medicine

College Librarian: Vicki Kok, 540-231-6610, vkok@vt.edu

W 

Wildlife science

College Librarian: Kyrille Goldbeck DeBose, 540-231-0495, kdebose@vt.edu

Wood science / sustainable biomaterials

College Librarian: Kyrille Goldbeck DeBose, 540-231-0495, kdebose@vt.edu

Women's studies

College Librarian: Heather Moorefield-Lang, 540-231-6763, hmlang@vt.edu

World history

College Librarian: Bruce Pencek, 540-231-2140, bpencek@vt.edu