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JOUR800 - Introduction to Doctoral Study in Journalism and Public Communication

A guide to Library resources and services available for Ph.D. students at the Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland.

Article Express, InterLibrary Loan and UBorrow

You can obtain books and articles from journals not held in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) system using interlibrary loan (ILL). Books, periodical articles, dissertations, microforms, government documents, and technical reports are just some of the types of materials that can be obtained for you.

UBorrow is a special form of interlibrary loan where materials are requested specifically from member libraries of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), which is comprised of the universities of the Big Ten Conference plus the University of Chicago.

Graduate students and faculty may also request electronic copies of articles available in the Libraries through ArticleExpress. With ArticleExpress, the Libraries will scan in copies of materials from print and microfilm copies held at College Park and deliver them to you via your e-mail.

Special Borrowing Programs

Reserve a Group Study Room

Go online to reserve a group study room in the Terrapin Learning Commons (McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor). 

Study Carrels

McKeldin Library has a number of individual study rooms, known as study carrels, on the 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th floors.

3rd Floor study carrels are open to all library users on a first-come, first-served basis. These rooms cannot be reserved.

4th Floor study carrels are open to all University of Maryland-affiliated library users for 4- or 8-hour reservations. You may reserve a study carrel on these floors by using our online system. Rooms may be reserved from two hours to one week in advance.

6th and 7th Floor study carrels are reserved for faculty and PhD students in candidacy for a full semester at a time. See the study carrel information page for more details. 

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Suggestions and recommendations for new library materials are welcome.

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