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Research Commons


Welcome to the Research Commons, the UMD Libraries' virtual gateway to library services for faculty, graduate students, and researchers. Feel free to read more about our mission and the development of both the online and physical Research Commons, or keep scrolling to see what the RC can do for you. Not sure how to get started? Consult the Directory of Subject Specialists and contact your Liaison Librarian, your most important resource in the UMD Libraries.

While many of our resources for faculty and graduate students appear below, be sure to consult our Guide for Faculty and Graduate Students for more details.

Supporting the Research Process


Find a problem or a question


Spark creativity in your classroom


Collect data and manage your research


Create new knowledge


Make valuable connections


Report your findings