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The Linking Guide

Linking to Research Port and the Library Catalog


Are you lost in a sea of web addresses trying to find your database? Have you bookmarked an article on your laptop only to find you can't access it at home? This is the guide for you.

Since VPN access does not extend to library subscriptions, the UMD Library databases and online journals must be accessed through the UMD Libraries Database Finder. This can be confusing and frustrating to students, faculty and staff trying to access resources at home or abroad. This brief guide will explain how you can start using UMD library subscriptions off campus without the pressure of trying to remember impossibly long URLs.