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Library Services

While CSM campuses remain closed, assistance with library resources remains available!

Check out some commonly asked questions to understand how the library is still available to support student needs:


If you are new to searching databases for journal articles, you will find these brief YouTube videos helpful:

ProQuest

A ProQuest website with approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom: Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860), The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877), Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932), The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945), The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975), and The Contemporary Era (1976-2000).

Prince Frederick Library

The College of Southern Maryland Libraries serve the information needs of students, faculty, and staff for research, teaching, class projects, and independent study. Visit a location that is convenient to you:

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Through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), we can order almost any book, periodical article, or ERIC document that the CSM Library does not own.

Southern Maryland Studies Center

The Southern Maryland Studies Center (SMSC) was founded in 1976 to provide a central location for research on this historically important region. Students, historians, genealogists, and community members use SMSC's resources to study the culture and development of Charles, Calvert, St. Mary's, and southern areas of Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties. Visitors will find a variety of materials for historical, cultural, and genealogical research. Learn more on the SMSC website.