You need to locate an article, but are not sure if it is available in print or electronically. What do you do?
Your first stop should be the Journal Finder feature in WorldCat UMD. To use it, do the following:
1) Go to Journal Finder. Be sure the Articles search tab is selected.
2) Enter in the name of the journal, and as much additional information as you can - including year, volume, and starting page number:
3) Click Search. Availability options are listed on the results screen. Click on a link to an online version:
4) If an article is ONLY available in print (or is not available electronically for the year you need) - view the results details indicating where the volume you need is located (which library and in which format - current periodicals, bound periodicals, or microform). Note the call number of the journal:
See the box below for other options to locate a known item (such as a book).
If you already know some information about an item, and want to know how to access it from the UMD Libraries, try the following:
Through interlibrary loan (ILL), you can obtain books and articles from journals not held in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) system. Books, periodical articles, dissertations, microforms, government documents, and technical reports are just some of the types of materials that can be obtained for you.
Use the links below to learn more about finding your book on the shelf. Once you've found your books you can check them out at the circulation desk with your UM ID card.
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 ResearchPort. 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.