The UMASS Lowell Libraries provide many important databases that you need to know about to do proper research for your biology term papers. These databases are available only to the UML campus and cost the Library over 2 million dollars per year. Databases allow you to quickly and easily do searches on your topics, find full text journal articles and print or save them off for your own use, all in a matter of minutes. All computers on campus offer access to all Library databases. All Library computer labs offer Office2010 versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. The University does charge for printing ($0.10 per page) but also provides you with a printing allowance, on your ID. You will use your UML student ID for your printing, and you may order and/or pick up print jobs at any print station on campus. You may bring a jump/thumb drive or CD to save your work, or you may email it to yourself if you prefer.
Library databases are also accessible to you from home, labs, or dorm. In the dorms or labs, connect to the Library Home Page and all databases are accessible. From home, connect to the Library home page and click on "Off-Campus Users Start Here". Use your UML email username and password to connect. You are instantly verified and may use all databases. Your UML email username is your email address and your password is your email password. If this does not work, try the last four digits of your UML ID. If you continue to have a problem, email firstname.lastname@example.org and Library staff can check to be sure you are properly listed in our system.