Looking for a book?
- To search the UMD catalog, go to the library's homepage and type your query in the search box. Likewise, you can use the catalog's advanced search page.
- University of Maryland Libraries are using Library of Congress Classification system to sort, organize and arrange our materials on our shelves. Thus for best searching results use the Library of Congress Subject Headings. They are viewable within each individual records -- in this case just click on a subject heading best describing your subject. You can also use the "Subject Beginning with..." search. Finally you can use words from these headings to build your own search vocabulary to use in key word searching. Some examples of subject headings are:
- Arabic Language -- Grammar
- Arabic Language -- Dictionaries
- Arabic Language -- Glossaries, Vocabularies, etc.
- Arabic Literature -- 20th Century -- History and Criticism
- Arabic Literature -- History and Criticism
- Arabic Poetry -- 21st Century
- Art and Literature -- Islamic Countries
- Civilization, Arab -- 20th Century -- Miscellanea
- Darwish, Mahmud
- Egypt -- Maps
- Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Arabic
- Feminism -- Arab Countries
- Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988
- Iraq -- History
- Iraq -- Foreign Relations -- United States
- Iraq -- Kuwait Crisis, 1990-1991
- Islam -- History
- Middle East -- History
- Middle East -- History -- 19th Century
- Morocco -- Politics and Government -- 1991-2003
- Women -- Middle East
What if I can't find what I'm looking for?
Sometimes UMD libraries may not have copies of the material you are looking for. Fortunately, UMD partners with other insitutions to make sure you can get the things you need. Here are some services that can help you get what you're looking for: