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JOUR400 - Media Law (Nelson)

A guide to resources to support students in Prof. Deborah Nelson's JOUR400 class.

Subject Guide

Maggie Saponaro
Contact:
7649 Library Ln.
College Park, MD 20742
Subjects:Journalism

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  • Open a Terrapin Express account online and use your University ID as your printing card. (Note: Terrapin Express can be used throughout campus, not just in the Libraries!)
  • Purchase a Photocopy Card in the Libraries for $1.00.

You can also send a print job to the Libraries printers from your personal computer anywhere on campus. 

Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

Most databases, reference works, and e-journals are restricted to current students, faculty, and staff at the University of Maryland.

In order to access databases and online journals remotely, use Database Finder. When prompted to select a campus, select the option for University of Maryland, College Park and then "Students, Faculty, and Staff". Then log in with your Directory ID, the same username you use for email and other campus services.

Introduction

This is a guide to searching for legal information in LexisNexis Academic and Westlaw Campus Research to support students taking Professor Deborah Nelson's Journalism 400 course (Fall 2012).

Contact the subject specialist for more information on the resources covered in this Guide.

In-Class Handout and Exercise

My Account

Use My Account to check your due dates and renew materials.

Also use My Account to make sure the Libraries have your current Contact Information.

Using Your Laptop in the Libraries

For questions about wireless connections, contact DivIT.

Equipment Loan Program

Forget your laptop? Want to try out an e-book reader?

Borrow a laptop, e-reader, camera or charger through the Libraries Equipment Loan Program.

Four libraries on campus now offer equipment loan programs: McKeldin Library, White Chemistry Library, Nonprint Media Services and Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL).

Though not all libraries offer the same equipment, the following devices are available for loan to students at the McKeldin Library Terrapin Learning Commons (TLC):

  • Laptops - 12 Dell Vostro, 11 MacBook Pro, 13 MacBook Air
  • Netbooks - 5 Dell Inspiron Mini
  • Tablets - 7 iPad 2, 5 iPad (1st gen), 5 ViewSonic gTablet
  • E-book readers - 5 Sony Reader Daily Edition
  • Cameras - 3 Nikon Coolpix L120 still cameras and 3 Sony Bloggie Duo video cameras
  • Noise-reduction headphones - 16 Cyber Acoustics
  • Universal* laptop chargers - 5 Ultra X-Pro charger (*fits most brands except Apple/Mac)
  • MacBook chargers - 12 MacBook chargers for various, recent models
  • HDMI and VGA cables - standard 10ft HDMI to HDMI and VGA to VGA cables (can be used with monitors in group study rooms)
  • HDMI and VGA adapters - various adapters including mini-DVI to VGA, mini-DisplayPort to HDMI/DVI and VGA (can be used with our MacBooks), and iPad to HDMI and VGA
  • Universal USB phone chargers15  chargers that come with a 6-foot USB extension cable and a USB wall adapter

Check TLC item availability online.

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