Library Resources for Study Abroad

Resources for every step of the journey...

Before you go

Whether you’re in Oxford, Ohio or Oxford, England, you have access to the many resources provided by Miami University Libraries. All you need is your Miami UniqueID and password.

The library has a number of guidebooks on study abroad programs and funding opportunities, including the following titles:

We also have many travel books and resources to help you learn about where you’re going:

Want to blog about experience abroad and don’t know where to start? Check out the Libraries’ free workshop on blogging:

While you’re there

While you are studying abroad, you can use the library’s online journals, ebooks and reference resources from our website. No need to set up anything--we’ve already taken care of that for you! All you need is your UniqueID and password.

Need resources for a paper or project?

Miami subscribes to many online databases that can help you with papers and projects anywhere in the world. Many of these contain full-text articles that you can print or read online. To get started, try:

Or for more in-depth or subject specific resources look at the library’s Libguides.

Need help with a general reference type question? Try the Online Reference Shelf for

  • Encyclopedias and factbooks
  • Bilingual dictionaries
  • Conversion tools for currency, measurements
  • Health information

Or contact a librarian

Live Online Assistance (IM help)

We generally offer IM help service from 9am until 10pm. Please be mindful of time differences between your location and Oxford, Ohio. Check our Research Help Hours for exact times.

Instant Message contact screennames:
  • AIM: miamiulibraries
  • Yahoo: miamiulibraries
  • MSN: miamiulibraries at

Email help

Send us a question and we will usually get back to you in 24 hours or less!

After you return

Thinking about making a video or webpage about your experiences? Want to share your travels on an interactive map? Come to the CIM lab in King Library--an open computer lab equipped with multimedia software and hardware for your creative projects.

You can also learn how to do these things through one of the library’s free Technology and Information Management (TIM) workshops:

Useful links and resources