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  • After selecting the book titles you need, use your CSM email account (aasmith@mymail.csmd.edu) to send a request to Circulation@csmd.edu with "Student Book Request" as the subject line. 
  • In your e-mail, include your full name and student ID number.
  • Indicate your delivery preference (curbside pickup or mail) book title, call number, barcode, and location.
  • As soon as your request has been processed, an e-mail will be sent to notify you of either a curbside date/time or mailing date.
  • Materials can be returned USPS using media rates to:  CSM-Library PO Box 910, La Plata, MD 20646, or a curbside return can be arranged by e-mailing Circulation@csmd.edu.
  • Books will be checked in when they are received.
  • Please note that requests will be processed on a limited weekly basis—plan enough time to receive the materials in time to help your research.

How to Search Online Databases:

ProQuest

Search these and other databases for journal, periodical, and newspaper articles in many different areas.  Search by keyword, publication title, article title, author's name, or a combination. Many full text articles are provided; others contain citations and abstracts only.

ABI/Inform (business/economics/ marketing) Research Library (general info/
academic subjects/humanities)
Nursing & Allied Health Source Education Journals
Washington Post (1987-present) Psychology Journals
New York Times (current and historical databases) Wall Street Journal (1982-present)


EBSCO

Choose from these and other databases for journal, periodical, and newspaper articles in many subject areas. Search by keyword, publication title, article title, author's name or a combination. Many full text articles are provided; others contain citations and abstracts only. 

Academic Search Premier
(multi-disciplinary)
CINAHL and Health Source
(nursing, allied health, and other medical disciplines)
Business Source Premier
(all aspects of business)
Military and Government Collection
(current news of all branches of military and govt.)
Communication & Mass Media Complete
(all aspects of communication)
ERIC (education article citations)


Gale Databases

Choose among the following databases.

Gale Biography in Context (formerly Biography Resource Center)
Search for articles about a notable person by last or full name, or by birth/death date.
Literature Resource Center
Search by author, title, genre, literary movement, or design your own search. Provides author biographies, criticism of works, and more.
Peterson's Testing & Education Reference Center
Practice for standardized tests.  Search for college and graduate programs.  Identify scholarship opportunities.
Gale Virtual Reference Collection
This full text, ebook collection includes works in the following (and other) areas:  biography, business, education, history, law, and medicine.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Find pro/con viewpoint essays on today's hottest social issues.  Includes content from websites, periodicals, primary source documents, and more than 700 books.
 


ImageQuest
from Britannica Digital Learning

Access to nearly 3 million rights-cleared images from many subject areas for educational, non-commercial purposes.  Possible uses include course development, college web sites, campus newsletters, student presentations, and faculty use.  Four of the 51 available collections are highlighted below.

Bridgeman Art Library
Includes works from museums, art galleries, and artists to make the best art available for reproduction.
Press Association
Collections of images from news, sport and entertainment to education, lifestyle and health.
Nature Picture Library
Specializes in wildlife and nature worldwide with a focus on action and behavioral images as well as portraits, details, and sequences.
Designpics Historical Collection
Historical images scanned from paintings, drawings, and photos of history's most famous people, important events,  and artwork.  Coverage begins with the mid 1800's.


CREDO Reference

Search over 900 full text reference books for your topic. Includes 11,000 Topic Pages having background information for specific subjects. Also has links to CSM article databases like ProQuest and EBSCO. Limit your search to specific resource types using the links below.

Books
Find a book by its subject area or its type (i.e. dictionary, encyclopedia, etc.) or search by title (936 titles).
General Reference
Dictionaries, general encyclopedias, and thesauri (53 titles).
Topic Pages
Browse by subject category or search for individual topic pages (11,330 pages).


Oxford Reference Premium Online

Brings language and subject dictionaries and reference books together into a single cross-searchable database.  Search the whole database or limit your search by subject or by book.  You can also limit your research to selected resource types using the links below.

Subjects and Books
Search  subject dictionaries individually or as grouped into 22 subject areas.
Quotations
Search these 8 reference works either individually or concurrently.
English Dictionaries and Thesauruses Perform separate or concurrent searches of these 7 titles including the Visual English Dictionary. Literature
Areas include English, American, and Classical literature as well as literary terms and Shakespeare.
English Language Reference
27 resources covering the areas of grammar, usage, idioms, slang, abbreviations, and others.
Timelines
270 timelines link more than 2500 key events throughout history in the fields of art and architecture, history, literature, science and technology, society, and others.
Foreign Language (Bilingual) Dictionaries
French, Spanish, German, Italian, Latin, Irish, and Welsh.
Encyclopedias
Search A Guide to Countries of the World, the World Encyclopedia, and World Maps.


Additional Databases

Full text unless otherwise noted

Oxford Very Short Introductions  (eBooks)
Concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas. [582 titles]
Infobase Academic eBook Collections 
Covers a wide range of academic subject areas—from literature and language reference, to world history, religion, and philosophy. [3,655 titles]
EBSCO eBooks  (formerly netLibrary)
Access ebooks via EBSCOhost. [over 149,000 titles]
Greenwood Digital Collection
Access ebooks.  Includes reference, academic, & general interest works.  [57 titles]
Country Information
Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands is no longer available as a database.  Please check the library's online catalog for books with this title.
ProQuest Sociology Database
Offers full-text scholarly journal articles. Article types include literature reviews, empirical research, dissertations, and other sources.
ProQuest Statistical Insight
Find a table, a time series, a chart, or a discussion of a statistical trend from hundreds of public domain and licensed sources.
WorldCat
Find items in libraries near you. Create citations for the items you find.  Register for free to create a bibliography.
CSM Pharmacy Program Database
Access to Interactive Handbook on Injectable Drugs for CSM Pharmacy Technician Certification.
Nexis Uni
Access to more than 10,000 business, legal, and news sources.  Search for news, people, companies, legal cases, and/or countries.
Hoover's Academic
Research public and private companies and the industries to which they belong.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Search the index or browse subjects to find 28,000 entries on a full range of topics.
Ebsco Business Search Interface
For Business Source Premier.
Oxford English Dictionary Online
Look up word definitions and origins.
Ancestry--Library Edition
Search over 4000 collections for military, court, land, probate and census records. Contains more than 4 billion names.
 
HeritageQuest Online
Find ancestors and family names/histories. Search census records from 1790-1930 and more than 20,000 books.  Includes PERSI, an index of 1.9 million genealogy and local history articles.
The Nation Digital Archives
Carries full text PDF files of articles from The Nation, 1865-2002.
Health Information
From the National Library of Medicine--700 health topics plus drug information and a medical dictionary.
PubMed Central
PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
 
Medline/PubMed
Citations to journal articles in the areas of medicine, dentistry, nursing, health administration, and nutrition. Search by author, journal/article title or keyword.   (Not full text.)

NOTICE: Off-Campus access requires login to my.CSMD

ProQuest

Search these and other databases for journal, periodical, and newspaper articles in many different areas.  Search by keyword, publication title, article title, author's name, or a combination. Many full text articles are provided; others contain citations and abstracts only.

ABI/Inform (business/economics/ marketing) Research Library (general info/
academic subjects/humanities)
Nursing & Allied Health Source Education Journals
Washington Post (1987-present) Psychology Journals
New York Times (current and historical databases) Wall Street Journal (1982-present)


EBSCO

Choose from these and other databases for journal, periodical, and newspaper articles in many subject areas. Search by keyword, publication title, article title, author's name or a combination. Many full text articles are provided; others contain citations and abstracts only. 

Academic Search Premier
(multi-disciplinary)
CINAHL and Health Source
(nursing, allied health, and other medical disciplines)
Business Source Premier
(all aspects of business)
Military and Government Collection
(current news of all branches of military and govt.)
Communication & Mass Media Complete
(all aspects of communication)
ERIC (education article citations)


Gale Databases

You can choose among the following databases.

Gale Biography in Context (formerly Biography Resource Center)
Search for articles about a notable person by last or full name, or by birth/death date.
Literature Resource Center
Search by author, title, genre, literary movement, or design your own search. Provides author biographies, criticism of works, and more.
Peterson's Testing & Education Reference Center
Practice for standardized tests.  Search for college and graduate programs.  Identify scholarship opportunities.
Gale Virtual Reference Collection
This full text, ebook collection includes works in the following (and other) areas:  biography, business, education, history, law, and medicine.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Find pro/con viewpoint essays on today's hottest social issues.  Includes content from websites, periodicals, primary source documents, and more than 700 books.
 


ImageQuest from Britannica Digital Learning

Access to nearly 3 million rights-cleared images from many subject areas for educational, non-commercial purposes.  Possible uses include course development, college web sites, campus newsletters, student presentations, and faculty use.  Four of the 51 available collections are highlighted below.

CREDO Reference

Search over 900 full text reference books for your topic. Includes 11,000 Topic Pages having background information for specific subjects. Also has links to CSM article databases like ProQuest and EBSCO. Limit your search to specific resource types using the links below.

Oxford Reference Premium Online

Brings language and subject dictionaries and reference books together into a single cross-searchable database.  Search the whole database or limit your search by subject or by book.  You can also limit your research to selected resource types using the links below.

Additional Databases

Full text unless otherwise noted

Oxford Very Short Introductions  (eBooks)
Concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas. [582 titles]

Infobase Academic eBook Collections 
Covers a wide range of academic subject areas—from literature and language reference, to world history, religion, and philosophy. [3,655 titles]
EBSCO eBooks  (formerly netLibrary)
Access ebooks via EBSCOhost. [over 149,000 titles]
Greenwood Digital Collection  [eBooks]
Access ebooks.  Includes reference, academic, & general interest works.  [57 titles]
Country Information
Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands is no longer available as a database.  Please check the library's online catalog for books with this title.
ProQuest Sociology Database
Offers full-text scholarly journal articles. Article types include literature reviews, empirical research, dissertations, and other sources.
ProQuest Statistical Insight
Find a table, a time series, a chart, or a discussion of a statistical trend from hundreds of public domain and licensed sources.
WorldCat (login not required)
Find items in libraries near you. Create citations for the items you find.  Register for free to create a bibliography.
CSM Pharmacy Program Database
Access to   Interactive Handbook on Injectable Drugs  for CSM Pharmacy Technician Certification.
Nexis Uni
Access to more than 10,000 business, legal, and news sources.  Search for news, people, companies, legal cases, and/or countries.
Hoover's Academic
Research public and private companies and the industries to which they belong.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Search the index or browse subjects to find 28,000 entries on a full range of topics.
Ebsco Business Search Interface
For Business Source Premier.
Oxford English Dictionary Online
Look up word definitions and origins.
Ancestry--Library Edition
Search over 4000 collections for military, court, land, probate and census records. Contains more than 4 billion names.
 
HeritageQuest Online
Find ancestors and family names/histories. Search census records from 1790-1930 and more than 20,000 books.  Includes PERSI, an index of 1.9 million genealogy and local history articles.
The Nation Digital Archives
Carries full text PDF files of articles from The Nation, 1865-2002.
Health Information (login not required)
From the National Library of Medicine--700 health topics plus drug information and a medical dictionary.
PubMed Central (login not required)
PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
 
Medline/PubMed (login not required)
Citations to journal articles in the areas of medicine, dentistry, nursing, health administration, and nutrition. Search by author, journal/article title or keyword.   (Not full text.)

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