Answered By: Nedelina Tchangalova
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2016     Views: 25

Like many University Libraries, the University of Maryland Libraries faces multiple challenges in the effort to build and maintain collections and provide access to the resources needed to support the institutional research and teaching mission. The collection budget at UMCP, like many other institutions, has failed to keep up with the rising costs of the information marketplace. One result of these budgetary constraints is that the Libraries' subscription to Birds of North America online will not be renewed. Access to the database will end January 31, 2017.

Alternatives to Birds of North America online include databases available through Database finder and listed by Subject category Biology. Selected relevant databases include:

To find other sourcesplease consult the guide Biology / Life Sciences Resources.

For further questions, please contact the subject librarian, Svetla Baykoucheva (

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