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Access to UMC's Library Resources

As a college in the High School student at UMC you have the same access to the UMC Library's resources as do the faculty and students who access the resources on campus.  When you use these materials from your home or high school you may have to log in at the beginning of a session using your assigned username and password. If you have not set up your username and password see the instructions at the bottom of this page.


UMC Library provides wide range of library services to students and faculty.  Most useful for those working at a distance are the research databases that can be accessed remotely. For general information about the UMC Library and the services it provides, you can start from the UMC Library Homepage which is linked from the  Red Lake County Central Library link.

Ebsco MegaFile - EBSCO MegaFILE is a multi-disciplinary database providing full text for nearly 12,000 total publications and indexing & abstracting for more than 16,000 publications. In addition, the database contains more than 84,000 biographies, 86,000 primary source documents, 10,000 company profiles and an image collection of more than 107,000 photos, maps and flags.,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=keh

Academic OneFile (Gale) contains nearly 14,000 indexed titles, including more than 10,000 peer-reviewed journals and more than 6,500 in full-text. It has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

Points of View Reference Center - is an Ebsco full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 255 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument),counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.,uid&site=pov

Biography in Context  - This database contains biographies from many Gale sources supplemented by full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to vetted web sites.

GALE'S Expanded Academic ASAP is comprised of more than 3,500 indexed and full-text titles — of which 2,100 are peer-reviewed — in all disciplines with more than 20 years of backfile coverage and offers on topics including social sciences, humanities, education, science and technology

Ebsco's Academic Search Premier contains indexing and abstracts for over 8,450 journals, with full text for more than 4,650 of those titles with broad coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc.

The UMC Library homepage has a link to a list of the UMC Library Databases.  You can choose to view the list alphabetically or arranged by subject

UMC Resources

Research, Citation, & Writing Resources including APA Format 6th Edition Cribsheet and What is a Scholarly Journal? 

UMC Print Periodicals  An  alphabetical list of the print(paper) journals and magazines the UMC Libra ray owns.  If an article can not be found online you can request it through ILL and we will deliver it to you online.

You can search the Library Catalog for books on campus and Library Catalog Plus books on campus and eBooks. We have more than 70,000 recent eBooks

Contact Us lists email and contact information for UMC Library staff who are willing to help anytime.

UMC Library subject specific databases

UMC Library subscribes to many databases in addition to the el,databases. Many of these are specialized for specific majors:

Sport Discus - Criminal Justice Periodicals - Communication & Mass Media Complete - Agricultural Journals - Biological Abstracts - BioOne  - Computer Database - Education Journals - MLA International Bibliography 

In addition the UMC Library subscribes to a number of very large full text journal collections including|
IEEE - JSTOR - SpringerLink - Project Muse - Wiley Online Library  -  ScienceDirect.

FindIt  Linking

You have access to some of these databases through the Library link on the  Red Lake County Central site. There are two major differences between that site and the UMC Library site and its links. First UMC has many more databases and many of these a specific to a subject area. The second advantage is that in the databases have FindIt links to full text of the article where none is available in the database,

. This is a very powerful tool and makes finding the text of an article much easier. FindIt  findIt logo the linking service is only available to College in the High School students while on campus and off campus only if you have a UMC username and password 

Getting your UMC username and password

To get your username and password go to and type in your name to get your username. After you get that information go to and enter the information on the form to set your password. Remember that your password must be eight characters or more, have an uppercase letter, a lower case letter AND a number or symbol. It also cannot be part of your name or a dictionary word.  

If you have any library-related questions, please feel free to contact Owen Williams, Director of Library Services, at or (218) 281-8395

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