The UMD Library has a number of books and many articles about remote sensing. How you search, will depend on whether you are using the library catalog or one of the many databases you have access to. Each database will work somewhat differently.
If we don't have something that you are looking for, you might want to request something through Interlibrary Loan. It does take time for something to come, so if you wait until the last minute to do your research, you might not be able to get that item in time for your paper.
You will need to cite the articles and books that you use in your papers. You can go to: Library Research. Under "Tips and Tools" you will see links to "Citation Guides" and to "Style Manuals". These sites can help you format your citations. If you want to have much of that work done for you, then I would suggest setting up a RefWorks account. RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management tool. With RefWorks you can collect and organize references on topics for papers or research; electronically transfer references from databases to your files; create bibliographies or lists of works cited using the citation format of your choice; create in-text references or footnotes as you write papers; and create your personal searchable database of citations.
If you need any help at all, please let me know.
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