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Research Guides & Tutorials

These guides and tutorials can help you:

  • select a research topic
  • find information on your topic
  • search the library catalog
  • search electronic databases
  • cite your sources
  • and more

Citing Sources

Why do I need to cite my sources? How do I cite my sources? What exactly is APA style, and how do I use it? Our Citing Sources page can help answer these questions, and many more.

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Have a question but you don't want to leave your computer? You can chat with a Reference Librarian via our embedded form. No Instant Messaging service required. Service avaialable during Reference Desk hours only.

Reference Desk closed? Use our E-mail form to ask your question. A reference librarian will respond within one business day.

Contact a Subject Librarian

These librarians are avaialble for in-depth research assistance.

Off-campus Access

Access library resources from your home or other off-campus location.

EndNote Basic

Use EndNote Basic to gather, store, and manage citations in a web-based environment. EndNote Basic accounts can be accessed from any computer with internet access. Citations can be directly transferred from selected databases (Web of Science, PubMed, Library catalog), imported from saved (exported) records, or entered individually.

Web Apps & Browser Tools

Use these browser add-ons and extensions to search for library resources from any web page. Also includes helpful information on using Google Scholar.

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Do you want to thank someone in the library for helping you? Would you like to make a suggestion for a way we can improve our service? UMBC students, faculty, and staff can use this form to send us their suggestions and comments.

Glossary of Library Terms

Don't know what a Call Number is? Find definitions of this and other library terms.


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Information Literacy

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