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JOUR200 - Journalism History, Roles and Structures

Guide to Library research and resources to support Journalism 200.

Library Website

For more information about the University Libraries, visit our website:

My Account

Use My Account to check your due dates and renew materials.

Also use My Account to make sure the Libraries have your current Contact Information.

Using Your Laptop in the Libraries

For questions about wireless connections, contact DivIT.

Printing and Copying

You can pay for Printing and Copying in the Libraries in one of two ways:

  • Open a Terrapin Express account online and use your University ID as your printing card. (Note: Terrapin Express can be used throughout campus, not just in the Libraries!)
  • Purchase a Photocopy Card in the Libraries for $1.00.

You can also send a print job to the Libraries printers from your personal computer anywhere on campus. 

Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

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 Database Finder. 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.

UM Libraries - Locations and Hours

There are eight libraries in the University of Maryland system. Seven are at College Park, and one is at the Shady Grove Campus near Rockville.

Equipment Loan Program

Forget your laptop? Want to try out an e-book reader?

Borrow a laptop, e-reader, camera or charger through the Libraries Equipment Loan Program.

Three libraries on campus now offer equipment loan programs: McKeldin Library, The Performing Arts Library and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Library

Though not all libraries offer the same equipment, the following types of devices are available for loan to students at the McKeldin Library Terrapin Learning Commons (TLC):

  • Laptops
  • Netbooks
  • Tablets 
  • E-book readers 
  • Cameras 
  • Noise-reduction headphones
  • Universal* laptop chargers
  • MacBook chargers 
  • HDMI and VGA cables 
  • HDMI and VGA adapters 
  • Universal USB phone chargers

Check TLC item availability online.

Journalism History Materials in Special Collections

Hornbake Library houses a variety of archival materials on journalism and journalism history:

Additional Special Collections

In addition to the materials housed at Hornbake related to journalism and journalism history, the Libraries have many other Special Collections to support your research: