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 at the UMC Library homepage
Literary Criticism Databases
Ebsco Mega File - A multi-disciplinary database providing full text for more than 15,000 total publications and indexing & abstracting for more than 19,000 publications. Coverage spans every area of academic study and general interest subject area and offers information dating as far back as the 1800s. In addition, the database contains more than 84,000 biographies, 83,000 primary source documents, 10,000 company profiles and an image collection of more than 107,000 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily. (Partial full text)
Literature Criticism Online This is a searchable compilation of literary commentary publications from following Gale print publications: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400–1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism. and Children's Literature Review. The collections provides indexing and access to tens of thousands of essays.
MLA International Bibliography MLA indexes material that relates to all forms of human communication. Topics include literary criticism and theory, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, and syntax to translation. The items indexed date back to the 1920s. The index contains over 1.8 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers
Google Scholar (Beta) - A Google search engine which indexes peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and other scholarly literature from a variety of academic publishers and professional societies, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. UMC Library has enabled linking to the full text of articles located in Google Scholar using FindIt the UMC Library Linking service
Project Muse Journals in Full Text - Provides access to the full text of the Johns Hopkins University Press's 40+ scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. (Full Text) - Full text to over 100 scholarly journals. (Full Text)
JSTOR - Full text to over 100 scholarly journals. (Full Text)
Other useful Databases
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 websites. Biographical information about authors
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.
If you know that you will be researching in a specific area 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. In addition there are also specialized databases for specific majors like Sports Discus - Hospitality and Tourism Index - 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 InterScience - ScienceDirect.
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 Libraray owns .
Library Catalog for books on campus and Library Catalog Plus books on campus and ebooks.
Contact Us lists email and contact information for UMC Library staff who are willing to help anytime.
The UMC Library also gets access to many more full text articles in the databases listed above. UMC Library is able to link these resources together so that if full text is available in a journal collection or databases it will be available in all the databases. This is a very powerful tool and makes finding the text of an article much easer. FindIt 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 www.umn.edu/lookup and type in your name to get your username. After you get that information go to https://www.umn.edu/initiate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (218) 281-8395