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Introduction to Graduate Study in Communication

An overview of research techniques and the resources of the UMD Libraries

InterLibrary Loan ; Request an Article or Chapter

You can obtain books and articles from journals not held in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) system using interlibrary loan (ILL). Books, periodical articles, dissertations, microforms, government documents, and technical reports are just some of the types of materials that can be obtained for you. Click here for more information on obtaining single articles or book chapters -- Request an Article or Chapter


Reciprocal Borrowing Programs

The University of Maryland Libraries shares in research partnerships with other institutions, allowing eligible UMD users to have direct access to materials at other libraries and eligible visiting institution members access to UMD's collections. Our Reciprocal Borrowing form can help UMD users quickly identify from which libraries they are eligible to borrow; just select your status to see a custom list of institutions.  

Please be aware that privileges vary from institution to institution. Some materials may be borrowed and others used only on the premises of the owning library, depending on local lending policies. If you intend to visit a participating library, you may want to contact the library in advance to verify relevant policies and practices, including any limitations. Click the link below for more information.

Reciprocal Borrowing Programs 

Reserve a Group Study Room

Go online to reserve a group study room in the Terrapin Learning Commons (McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor). 

Study Carrels

McKeldin Library has a number of individual study rooms, known as study carrels - more information can be found here - McKeldin Library Study Carrels

Suggest a Title for Purchase

Suggestions and recommendations for new library materials are welcome.

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