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AASP 297: Research Methods in African American Studies

This online course tutorial will assist researchers in designing effective research methods for the purpose of locating African American resources.

WorldCat UMD

What is WorldCat UMD?  

WorldCat UMD is a discovery tool that searches libraries worldwide and multiple high-quality sources all at one time and in one place.

Click here to use WorldCat: 

WorldCat UMD is also accessible via the library's homepage.

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. Even if you are an expert, you may come across new resources that you wouldn't have found otherwise.

Here are some examples 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.





What resources are not included in WorldCat UMD? 

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 the Library's Research Guide to Discovery Tools.