Conducting Research using University of Maryland’s
Web Databases University of Maryland University
College subscribes to more than 70 individual online databases which include
journal articles, newspaper stories, company financial information, association
directories, and encyclopedia entries and which can be accessed by current UMUC
students, faculty, and staff via the World Wide Web. Several of the databases
contain full text of the materials, but not all journals provide full-text
records to those databases. The records that do not include the full text of
articles include citation listings and often abstracts of the articles.
In order to access these online databases, go to the UMUC Office of Information and Library Services home page (which also includes useful links such as how to cite information found on the Web) at http://www.umuc.edu/library/library.shtml and click on Log in to Web Databases/MdUSA. You will come to a secure form where you will be asked to enter your last name and Social Security Number. If you are recognized as an authorized user, you will be connected to the Web databases page.
If after surfing through the online help you still cannot access the databases then click on the “Ask a Question” icon at the top of the page. Here you will find either ways to contact the Help Desk by either phone or e-mail