Searching for Books
To search for books in the Libraries, simply go
to the Libraries' home page and type the book
you are looking for in the search box in the middle of the page.
Then click search, look at the results and click the one that is most
relevant to you and see where your book is located! This will search
Libraries' catalog. In order to find the book you are looking for, you will need
to write down its call
number and location.
The call number is a set of numbers and letters that will let you know which
floor the book is on when you look at
map of McKeldin Library. The location will either be reference,
stacks, folio, or periodical. This tells you the
location of the book on the floor you go to.
Searching for Articles in
WorldCat is not only for searching for books. You can find
articles the Libraries own in WorldCat, as well. Searching for articles in
WorldCat is very similar to searching for books. However, instead of searching
from the main search box, click the Find Articles tab and use
that search box. This will limit your results to articles only.
If you know the title of the article you are looking for, type it in the
search box on the Libraries' home page, click search, and then look at the
results to see if your article appears in the results. If you do another search
after your first one, you will need to specify that you want articles only. To
do this from the search results page, go the left side of the page under
Format and check the box next to Article.
Then do your search.
Searching for Articles in Research Port
The Libraries subscribe to
over 300 databases, all of which can be accessed from any library computer. Go
to the Libraries' home page and click on
Port. There are a number of ways you can search in Research Port:
By journal title
Or by article
For more information on how to search in all of these ways, see our
guide on using Research Port.
Also see the page on Identifying
Periodical Types for more information on scholarly sources versus other
types of articles.
Special Collections and Other Resources
University of Maryland's
Hornbake Library is
home to the University's Special
Collections as well as
Nonprint Media. Be
sure to visit Hornbake if you are looking for something more than books or
articles for your paper.