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COVID-19 Library Access

Hoover Library is currently CLOSED. Patrons can return items to the 24-hour drop-box located to the right of the main entrance.

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Fall 2020: Return to the Hill

A-Z Databases

Find the best library databases for your research.


New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
  • Off-campus access restricted to current McDaniel students, faculty, and staff
The CLCD Enterprise dB is a resource for courses needing to locate Children’s and Young Adult books and other media. The content includes millions of fiction/non-fiction titles, thousands of awards and reviews including author/title links, lesson plans and teaching guides. The search engine offers multiple options including 50 search filters to find materials for determining interest & reading levels; selecting trade books based on standards; creating thematic, annotated biographies; interpreting reviews; developing classroom collections and more.
Computers & Applied Sciences Complete is a full-text database covering computing, technology and engineering disciplines. It is also useful to researchers studying the business and social implications of new technology.
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text is the leading full-text database for criminal justice and criminology research. It provides hundreds of top journals and magazines covering all related subjects, including forensic sciences, corrections, policing, criminal law and investigation.
  • Off-campus access restricted to current McDaniel students, faculty, and staff
HeinOnline Academic is a multidisciplinary database, with coverage in more than 100 subject areas, including history, political science, criminal justice, religious studies, international relations, women’s studies, pre-law.
  • Off-campus access restricted to current McDaniel students, faculty, and staff
The New Play Exchange ® (NPX) is a library of scripts by living writers. National New Play Network (NNPN) is an alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays.
The library has a number of eBooks from this publisher, and during the pandemic, they have also included curated free content : Pandemics: The Invisible Enemy. eBooks are also in the library catalog.

Unger Contribution

W. Byers Unger and Katherine Leidy Unger Bookplate

These databases are made possible through the generous contribution of W. Byers Unger and Katherine Leidy Unger.

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