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Find books, journals, and media in the 16 libraries of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions.

UMBC Library Catalog

Find books, journals, and media at UMBC.

A-to-Z Journal List

The A-to-Z Journal List is your one-stop search tool for all of our print and electronic journal subscriptions. With this easy-to-navigate, searchable list of journals you can quickly find any journal or resource, even those buried in a database. You can search the list by journal title, publisher, and subject area. NOTE: off-campus access is only avaialble by first logging into the UMBC VPN:

WorldCat UMBC

Search for books, CDs, DVDs, and journal articles all at the same time (items available at UMBC will appear at the top of the list). WorldCat UMBC searches for books, CDs and DVDs in library catalogs worldwide while also searching for journal articles in several article databases, including ArticleFirst, ERIC, MEDLINE, and more. Some features are restricted to current UMBC students, faculty and staff only.

Off-campus use by current UMBC students, faculty, and staffWorldCat Classic

Search the records of any type of material cataloged by OCLC member libraries using the classic WorldCat interface. Includes manuscripts written as early as the 12th century.

Interlibrary Loan

UMBC students, faculty, & staff may request materials from other libraries. NOTE: items held by other libraries in the University System of Maryland must be requested through catalogusmai

Off-campus use by current UMBC students, faculty, and staffResearch Port

Research Port allows UMBC students, faculty, and staff to access the online resources purchased by the library, including article databases and electronic journals, from on and off campus.

Subject Guides

Use a Subject Guide to find subject-specific:

  • databases
  • encyclopedias
  • handbooks
  • and more

Special Collections

The Special Collections Department includes those materials that due to rarity, condition, form, or source are best handled separately from the General Collection. Collections include:

  • Photograph collections
  • Pulp fiction collections
  • Radical literature collection
  • and much more

Slide Library

The collection, consisting of approximately 100,000 slides, includes Art History and Archaeology, with an emphasis on painting, sculpture, architecture, drawing, photography, graphics, graphic design, manuscripts, ceramics and Greek pots ranging from pre-historic to modern-day.

Regional Libraries

Contact information for libraries in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area.

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