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African American Studies

What is in WorldCat UMD?

Here is some of what you can find in WorldCat UMD:

  • Articles
  • Journal titles
  • DVDs
  • Government Documents
  • Historical Manuscripts
  • Print Books
  • E-Books
  • Sound Recordings
  • Dissertations
  • Music Scores
  • Internet Resources
  • etc.

WorldCat UMD is a discovery tool that searches libraries worldwide and allows you to search multiple high quality sources at one time. You can access WorldCat by visiting

Why use WorldCat UMD?  WorldCat UMD has been optimized for discovery. This means that even if you are not an expert you are likely to come across something useful for your research. If you are an expert, you may come across new resources that you wouldn't have found otherwise.

New to WorldCat UMD?  Just type in one or two keywords. WorldCat will give you a Google-like experience.

Advanced searcher? Explore the Advanced Search page, from the Advanced Search page click on 'Add / Remove Databases', and use index labels

For full details on using WorldCat UMD, please visit this guide

Search WorldCat UMD -- Our Library Collections and Holdings Worldwide

  • To customize your search in WorldCat by format, year, language, etc., click the link displayed on the website of the Libraries.
  • WorldCat is a listing of our library collections and holdings available worldwide. It includes materials in various formats, such as books, ebooks, videos, articles, government documents, sound recordings, and other items.



What is NOT in WorldCat UMD?

  • Some of the 300+ databases in Database Finder are ONLY available through Database Finder directly.
  • Some of the UMD Special Collections.
  • McKeldin's popular reading collection.
  • Most unprocessed gifts and "on order" materials.
  • Course reserve materials.

Report a Problem

If you have a problem accessing a database or accessing an e-journal, a form has to be completed. Your contact information will be required on the form, so that the UM Libraries Division , which is working on the problem will be able to contact you about resolution of the problem.