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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I find individual databases to search?

A: From the the UMGC Library home page: Click on Databases by Title (A-Z) (near the center of the screen). This will take you to the entire list of the UMGC library's databases.

Q: How do I find full text articles?

A: Limit your search in advance in OneSearch by putting a check mark at Full-text only below the search bar. You can also select Full Text along the left side of your search results. 

Q: How do I find e-books?

A: You can search for e-books (also known as ebooks, electronic books, or online books) by clicking on the E-Books tab on the UMGC Library's home page. A list of the UMGC Library's e-book databases can be found at What is in the UMGC E-Book Collection? and What additional e-book collections are available? 

Q: How do I use Google Scholar?

A: See these Tips for Searching Google Scholar.

Q: Where can I find a list of encyclopedias and dictionaries?

A: Find a list of encyclopedias and dictionaries available through UMGC from our Research Guide for Dictionaries and Encyclopedias.

Q: How can I find primary sources?

A: Find information and search tips on finding primary sources from our Research Guide for Primary Sources.

Q: How can I find case studies?

A: Find information from our Business Research Tutorial on Finding Case Studies.

Q: How can I find seminal or highly cited articles on a topic?

A: See these tips on Finding Seminal or Highly Cited Articles on a Topic.

Q: How can I find how many times an article has been cited, and by which articles?

A: See these tips for Cited Reference Searching.