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Collections and Research

Research Support


  • For details about how to search the collection visit: Find Materials

The collection at the STEM Library contains information resources that  support the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines.

Search the Collection

  • Explanations of our various search options is available on the Find Materials page.  
  • If you need assistance using or interpreting the catalog, try our live chat, "Ask Us!"
  • For additional help finding relevant resources on your topic of research, contact a STEM Librarian.

Not finding a title?


Find the databases most relevant to your research using the Database Finder

Plant Patents

The Plant Patents Database of color images allows for title browsing and quick limiting by the 20 most common title keywords. It allows searching by patent number, title words, inventor names, and US Patent Classification “PLT” codes.

At the request of the course instructor, Course Reserves provides students with access to essential readings and media for their classes

Reserves fall into the four categories:

  • Top Textbooks
  • Electronic Reserves
  • Physical Book and Media Reserves
  • Streaming Media Reserves


Create or Access Course Reserves

Full-text UMD dissertations since 1997 are available online from Dissertations and Theses database. Print dissertations are housed offsite at the Severn Library and must be viewed in the Maryland Room of the Hornbake Library. To access a print dissertation, make a request through your special collections account

For detailed instructions on how to search for a UMD dissertation, visit the subject guide. To access dissertations from around the world, explore our dissertation databases.

The UMD Libraries do not provide Interlibrary Loan service to individuals unaffiliated with UMD. If you are from another ILL office, click on our Lending Policies and Procedures for more information. 

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