Answered By: Library Services Desk
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2018     Views: 1121


The Diamondback is published in a paper version on Thursdays during Fall and Spring semesters. Copies are available near the entrances of most large campus buildings, including the library branches and the Stamp Student Union.

A digital edition is published Monday through Friday throughout the year and can be accessed here.

The most recent five print issues of the Diamondback are available in the McKeldin Periodicals Room for in-library use only. Older issues are kept until microfilm arrives. The microfilm is located at LH1.M3 D5 in the microfilm cabinets in the McKeldin Periodicals Room. If you need an issue older than the last five and the microfilm has not arrived yet, ask for it at the McKeldin Library Services Desk.

The University Archives keeps print copies of all Diamondback issues from 1921 to the present. Ask for it at the Maryland Room Desk in Hornbake Library. For additional volumes or years not listed in the catalog, consult with staff at University Archives (301-405-9058) or inquire at the Maryland Room Desk.

In addition, the UMD Student Newspapers database consists of issues of The Diamondback and its seven predecessor papers, beginning with volume 1, number 1 of The Triangle, dated January 1, 1910 through October 11, 1971. Additional issues of The Diamondback through the end of 1998 are currently being digitized and will be added to the database as soon as they are available.

The Nexis Uni database provides online access from 1997 to the present. 

The Diamondback Index (a listing of articles published in the Diamondback by subject) is available at McKeldin Library Reference at LH1.M3 D515 and at Hornbake Library Maryland Room Archives at UPUB S36.004.

The Diamondback Salary Guide is published yearly, and the print copy is kept behind the Library Services Desk in McKeldin Library until the microfilm arrives. It is also available online, from 2012 to the present. 


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