UCSP 615 Library Welcome

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Neal: 

Hi. I'm Neal.

Ed:  

I'm Ed.

Melissa: 

And I'm Melissa. We're Reference and Instruction Librarians at the UMUC Library and today we're going to tell you about the Library and how it - and the librarians who work here - can help you successfully complete all your classes at UMUC. 

Ed: 

UMUC doesn't have a physical library. We have a virtual library, which means that students can access it from anywhere in the world with a computer and an Internet connection. 

Melissa:  

From the library homepage at umuc.edu/library, you can start searching for articles in the OneSearch box. OneSearch searches about half of our databases all at once.

To see our full list of databases click on the "Databases by Title (A-Z) link". All of our databases are listed here alphabetically with a small description of the subjects that each one covers.

Ed: 

If you'd like some help figuring out where to get started on your research, check out our research guides. Our research guides have recommended databases, websites, citation examples, and search tips for different subjects that can help you get started.

Neal:  

The library also provides access to thousands of Ebooks, all available online. These include encyclopedias, dictionaries, and books on various topics.UMUC stateside students can borrow print books. Use the library catalog to search for books and have them mailed to you. Get more information by clicking the Help link.

If you find an article or book chapter while searching that UMUC doesn't have access to, request it from Document Express, our interlibrary loan service. You will receive a free copy, usually in about 1-2 business days.

Melissa: 

Check out our "Get Help" section. It includes how-to guides, citation examples, and technical troubleshooting tips. If you need help with your research, you can ask a librarian, we can be reached by email, phone, IM, and even in person here in Largo, MD. 

Ed: 

You can find this at umuc.edu/library. Thanks for watching!


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