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Maryland and the Environment

Tips for locating research material for the student of Maryland's environment.

About this Guide

 Welcome to the Maryland and the Environment Research Guide

This guide provides an introduction to researching topics associated with the environment in Maryland and highlights primary and secondary sources available in Special Collections in Hornbake Library. These resources cover a variety of subjects relating to the environment, including activism, conservation, history, water and land pollution, and wildlife of Maryland. An extensive list of online resources, including websites for the various environmental protection organizations and foundations can also be found in this guide under "online resources."  

The materials in this guide are primarily available in the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library. However, the search strategies and subject headings used can be used to locate additional materials available in McKeldin Library in the UMD online catalog.

The Maryland Room

Located on the first floor of Hornbake Library North, the Maryland Room serves as the reading room for Special Collections and University Archives. All materials from our collections must be viewed in the reading room.

The Maryland Room is open to University of Maryland students, faculty, and staff; faculty, students, and staff from other colleges and universities; local, national, and international scholars; and members of the general public. You do not need an appointment to view materials in the Maryland Room.  

Materials accessed in the Maryland Room are only available to view in the reading room, and do not circulate.  For directions, hours, and other information, please visit the Maryland Room homepage.  

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