Answered By: Hilary Thompson
Last Updated: Apr 04, 2017     Views: 120


Access to databases off-campus is only available to current UMD students, faculty, staff, and research affiliates and retired faculty/staff.  Access cannot be purchased, even by alumni.  

Most of the hundreds of databases found in Database Finder can be accessed by visitors on library computers.  Just bring a current photo ID to a service desk at any of our eight libraries to obtain a guest account, which will allow you to log in to our Dell public computers and use these resources.  


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Note: there are a few e-resources that can only be accessed by UMD students, faculty, staff, and research affiliates, as they require authentication with a Directory ID and password even when on-campus.  These are:

  • Chem BioDraw Ultra
  • EBL (EBooks)
  • Factiva
  • Gartner
  • SciFinder Scholar

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