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Library Services for Distance Students

This guide is intended to help students taking online courses at UMB to use services and access resources at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) from a distance.


Hello!  As a student taking online courses at UMB, you may have unique needs in accessing and using information sources and library services. 

This guide serves as a starting point for students who need to use resources and services at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), but are not easily able to come to campus.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Reference desk at Ask Us! or the Faculty Librarian who works with your school if you need assistance.

Guide Contents

Access Resources Off-Campus

How do I get to the Library's resources from off-campus?
What if I have problems signing in?
Who has access?

Books and Journal Articles

Reserve Readings
Books and E-books
Search for Journal Articles
Get Journal Articles

Begin Your Research (Research Essentials)

Databases for Research
Evaluating Information
Organizing, Writing, and Citing Information
Plagiarism and Copyright

Get Help

Need Help?
Your Library Liaison
Citing Sources