Services & Tools

Library Resources


This online tool provides you with the ability  to search both journal articles and e-books that are directly in the UMCES collections, as well as the collections of libraries worldwide.  Location and availability information for each item is displayed. There are links to reserve, request, or directly view electronic content, such as the full text of an article. Results are displayed first for books/articles that UMCES owns or to which we have electronic access, then books and articles within the University System of Maryland hold/recall, and lastly books/articles that would have to be obtained through interlibrary loan. (UMCES barcode necessary to activate accessMORE

Book Catalog

Books cataloged in the UMCES Libraries at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and Horn Point Laboratory are included in University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions  (USMAI) online catalog. USMAI is a consortium of 16 libraries at the public universities and colleges in the State of Maryland. This is a patron-initiated borrowing program. You can perform an author, title, subject, keyword, or call number search and limit your results to UMCES only. MORE


You have electronic access to many additional journals through USMAI’s Research Port. MORE

You have electronic access to over 5,000 journals through the Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text scientific and scholarly journals. MORE


Through USMAI’s Research Port you can search databases, such as Books in Print, Environmental Science and Pollution, Digital Dissertations, ASFA, Web of Science, etc. Just enter either the subject, database name, or vendor. Included is a description of each database. MORE

If you want a specific database, you can access the following:

Web of Science
BioOne Online Journals


InterLibrary Loans

Through OCLC ILLiad’s patron initiated web-based interface software you can submit and review a request, track your requests progress, renew items and receive documents. For User Name enter your barcode and for password enter your last name from your UMCES ID card. MORE

Dissertations & Theses

To see a list of Dissertations and Theses from UMD start your search here.