Start your research with our general databases: they cover most topics, and include articles from academic journals, magazines, and news sources. For more help, see the library's Find Articles tutorial.
To find more resources, try a subject database related to your research topic!
Use this handout to help you get started searching the general databases.
If the article is not available in full-text within the database click the icon (available in many of the database) to help you retrieve the full-text article. Another window will open to MNCAT Discovery.
After clicking the UMD Find It icon, if the article is not available online or in the library, MNCAT Discovery will say "Check availability":
For more information, Watch the Find It Tutorial.
Many of your professors may ask you to primarily use scholarly or peer-reviewed sources in your research. To find out what this means, watch the video below.
For more information about evaluating sources, see the library's Evaluating Sources tutorial.