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ENGL 1020: English Composition 1020

This guide will help you devise a search strategy from a research question, find resources, and get through that big paper.

Memphis Mini-Guides

Memphis Music

The Music Library at the University of Memphis offers a variety of resources available for use and research.  The Music Library has stacks of books and scores, musical literature such as dictionaries, biographies, and histories, and other materials specific to Memphis Music.  The Music Library also offers resources on musical theory, composition, and self-instruction.



The Music Library can be located in room 115 in the Music Building on campus. Stop by to explore the many music materials and resources the Music Library offers.




Memphis Gardens and Sustainability

Business & Economy

Maps and Data Visualization

Community Health and Healthcare

Diseases, Treatments, and Health Topics

Healthcare Systems, Public Health, and Health Disparities

Community Health Needs Assessments

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), nonprofit hospitals are required to develop community health needs assessments (CHNA) and implementation plans every three years. These documents provide data and analysis of major health issues in their community and plans for how to address these issues. Here are the CHNAs for the major Memphis nonprofit hospital systems.  

State and Local Government

Federal Government


Non-profits, advocacy groups, foundations, think tanks, and other non-governmental organizations that produce research. 

Health Research

Data and Statistics




Central High School, 1946   Central High School, 1946

High school chemistry class, 1918​

Environment and Climate

Library Databases

LGBTQ+ Community

Poverty & Wealth Inequality

Library Databases

Racism and Racial Justice

Tourism & Hospitality

Library Databases

Urban Art




Urban Parks