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Information Studies for the Online MLS iSchool Students

Writing a paper? Looking for books or articles? Need help citing your sources? This guide can help!

Finding Databases, Journals, and Articles in the UMD Libraries

Database Finder and Journal Finder are your portals to research databases and electronic journals.

Databases are subscription resources that bring articles from a variety of magazines and/or journals into one place with a sophisticated search engine.  Many of the databases allow you to read the entire article online. Consult Database Finder for the full list of available subject databases.

Citation Finder is an additional resource to help find specific articles.

Learn how to search

Watch these short video tutorials to learn how to search the databases

Reload Button

Doing research off-campus? Try out the UMD Libraries reload button! Add the button to your browser's bookmark toolbar (see instructions below), and whenever you come across a journal you think you should be able to access, click the button to reload the page through the UMD Libraries proxy.

Reload @ UMCP

Drag the button to the bookmarks toolbar or right click and select the "Bookmark This Link" option.

Chrome or Safari:
Drag the button to the bookmarks toolbar. If the bookmarks toolbar isn't visible, press Ctrl + Shift + B (in Chrome).

Internet Explorer:
Right click the button and choose the "Add to favorites..." option. You may get a warning about adding unsafe links. While it's good practice to be wary, we believe this link is safe.

*Note: Reloading the page through the proxy still won't give you access if it's a resource we don't subscribe to. To verify access, look up the journal or database in the A to Z list.

Core Information Studies Databases

Supplemental Databases

Collection Development Databases

When you are developing a collection for a library and need to select relevant titles, the following databases/tools may be useful.

Computer Science Resources

Historical and Archive Resources

Possible Search Terms

Information behavior
Human-Computer Interaction
Information Services
Information Retrieval
Information Literacy
Information Management
Information Technology
Information Networks
Information Organization
Information Policy
Information Processing
Information Resources Management
Knowledge Management
School Libraries