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UMC Library provides wide range of library services to students and faculty.  For information about the UMC Library and the services it provides, start at the UMC library homepage at .

The Contact Us page lists the staff who can help. We all like to help. Inter Library Loan office can get articles you do not find in full text and all of us have suggestions and will assist you with your research.

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There is a general UMC Library page with information about Remote Access. You must have your UMC username and password   If you have diffculty accessing the databases from off campus you can use a username and password to access the major databases.  The passwords are on a secure non indexed Passwords page with links to the Ebsco, Gale, and Proquest databases.  Use these links to get the proper interface for password access. .  Please do not share these passwords to non UMC affilated students.


Databases - Specialized Business
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Business Source Premier  - Contains 2,804 full text scholarly journals and business periodicals covering management, marketing, economics, finance, accounting, international business, etc. Use the Enhanced Business Searching Interface - EBSCOhost to search by specific company (DataMonitor company reports). (Full Text)

Small Business Resource Center

Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites. Includes material from the print version of the Small Business Sourcebook, Encyclopedia of Busness Information Sources, numerous Dummies books, and articles from many trade publications.

Business and Company Resource Center - Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals

Regional Business News (EBSCO) This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis

Databases - Specialized Medical & Healthcare
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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition -provides access to nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. This is a good place to start your research..

MEDLINE Index to journal articles in all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. OCLC's version with indexing and abstracts and FindIt links to articles.

Consumer Health Complete - resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Alt HealthWatch - focuses on health issues from the perspective of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches.

Health Source: Consumer Edition - is a collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter.

PubMed- Provides access to 10 million citations in Medline and other related databases with links to participating journals. UMC Library has enabled linking to the full text of articles from citations found by searching PubMed.  Use this link so your can benefit from the links from FindIt, the UMC Library Linking service.

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The Databases link on the left connects to the alphabetical database list of UMC databases In addition to the specialized databases listed above there are several very large databases which would be useful to your research:

Academic Search Premier - contains indexing for nearly 8,050 publications, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF back files to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

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. 

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.


There is a link from the alphabetical database list to the UMC Library subject database list. The Subjects are listed below and the links are active.

Agriculture and Biology  Arts, Humanities, and Communication
Business, Hospitality, and Economics Computing and Technology
Education and Psychology General and News
History Law and Criminal Justice
Medicine, Nutrition and Health Reference
Sciences Social Sciences and Multicultural

Journal Collections - Search as database

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Periodicals link on the left goes to the list of the UMC Library's major periodicals collections. It has a link to our list of UMC Print Periodicals and to the Find a Full Text Electronic Journal page to search to see if UMC Library provides online access to specific periodical title.  Search by journal title, broad subject category, or ISSN.

Science Direct- Scientific, technical, and medical information from 1995 to the present. The print publisher is Elsevier®.  The journals in the collection are listed with an icon indicating which journals UMC has access. Chick here for the list. Search interface to the Elsevier® journals is at Science Direct 

SpringerLink acquired Kluwer Online and combined the journal collections of both publishers to provide access to some of the world's leading scientific, technical, and medical journals. A browse list of titles is available on the SpringerLink home

Wiley Interscience- Scientific, technical, medical, and professional journals, plus major reference works. The journals in the collection can be browsed at  Search interface for Wiley Interscience is at

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The UMC Library Catalog on the left searches for physical books in the UMC Library. Once you get to the catalog you can switch to: Crookston Catalog Plus Internet Resources which includes online journal titles, ebooks, other online resources.

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NetLibrary and ebrary Academic Complete  UMC Library patrons have access to over 50,000 titles. There is access to the NetLibrary books through the Crookston Catalog Plus Internet Resources. The NetLibrary site provides the ability to search through the text of all of the books to locate specific information. This is a powerful tool. You should contact the UMC Library staff to get access if you have difficulty. We may have to set up a username and password for you.

Laws & Regulations
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Law is a subset of government information. This is often a difficult area for students to do research in effectively. It would be a good idea to ask for help from the Library staff.To get a overview of a legal topic you will want to search the LEXIS® law review search The authors generally give a good general overview of a topic and then get very detailed. There are offer articles on specific statutes and specific cases. This is a good place to find a topic and get many resources.


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.  


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