Library and University Resources to Help You.
From off campus
When you click on a database link for the first time, this dialog box appears.
- Type your student.uml.edu email address.
- Then your password for that email address.
for problems call: 978-934-help
Even if you think you know something about a topic, it's always a good idea to get some background info or an overview.
- CQ Researcher
contains hundreds of research reports on topics of social policy. Each report includes a chronology, charts, graphs, bibliography, & other overview materials. Browse reports or search by keyword.
- Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Find biographical and critical essays on major authors or literary themes. SEARCH by author name or title of the literary work.
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
- Science in Context
Science in Context features authoritative information and detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography.
Better than Google. Your teacher won't make a face at these sources.
Quick hint: Put phrases in quotes. Use AND inbetween terms.
"toxic waste" and "environmental impact"
Fill in the blanks to generate your citations.
- Writer's Handbook
Useful guide covering all aspects of the research and writing process.
- Writing in College
The guide is divided into 5 sections, including "Some crucial differences between high school & college writing," "Preparing to write and drafting the paper," & "Revising the introduction and conclusion." An important section here is: "But what if you get stuck? A good solution & terrible solution," which discusses, among other things, how to avoid plagiarism.