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Humanities—Library Resources: Home

A guide to conducting research in the arts and humanities at Miami Dade College (MDC), including faculty resources, information about MDC’s humanities collection, and links to Web-based resources.

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This research guide focuses on library resources for MDC’s humanities collection. Below you will find humanities-related titles and databases; useful research tools and services; information about our library, including how to access its resources; and information for faculty.


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Kim Hughes
West Campus
(305) 237-8905

The arts and humanities define who we are as a people. That is their power—to remind us of what we each have to offer, and what we have in common. To help us understand our history and imagine our future. To give us hope in the moments of struggle and to bring us together when nothing else will.

— M I C H E L L E   O B A M A

Drama, Motion Pictures, and Theater 4,690
Music 2,014
Arts in General 584
Dance 500
Cultural Studies 598
Painting 178
Decorative Arts 1,067
Print Media 88
Sculpture 102
Drawing, Design, and Illustration 367
Visual Arts 2,910
   Total print holdings* 13,098
General Humanities 18
Dance 19
Music 211
Sculpture and Visual Arts 6
Drawing and Painting 11
Performing Arts 25
Motion Pictures 165
Theater 95
   Total eBook holdings* 550
General Humanities 73
Dance 299
Music 929
Sculpture 65
Drawing 43
Painting 147
Motion Pictures 6,396
Theater 329
   Total film and video holdings* 8,281

*Note: These totals are approximate and do not include materials held in the Visual Resources Center (VRC). More information about the VRC can be found in the next column. Item totals were last updated in May 2018.

MDC Visual Resources Center

Visit the Visual Resources Center (VRC) for access to tutorials; a large, thoughtfully curated DVD and CD-ROM collection; and art images in slide format. The VRC is located on the Kendall Campus in room M-233.

Humanities Resources

Visit these websites to learn more about studying the humanities and pursuing a career in the arts:

Research Tips

These resources will help you succeed in any research project:

Digital Magazines

Flipster is a free, digital-magazine service that gives MDC users access to great magazines on any computer or device. Titles with humanities-related content include Animation Magazine, Art in America, ARTnews, The Atlantic, Bookforum, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Wired.

Library Hours

7:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.*

8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


*On Fridays, the West Campus library is open 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and EEC is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Ask a Librarian

Text, email, or start a chat with the Ask a Librarian service between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

This LibGuide is maintained by Kimberly Hughes. User suggestions and comments are welcome.

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