COL 123 - Learning & the College Community

This course is designed to help students develop academic, communication, critical thinking and analysis skills; become acquainted with the University; and clarify personal values, goals and expectations.

OneSearch: Start Here!

UMA OneSearch


Search for articles (across multiple databases), books, and more--all at once! What is OneSearch?

How to read a scholarly article

Scholarly articles can feel pretty intimidating! The video below will describe the different sections you'll typically find in scholarly articles and what they mean, as well as some strategies for reading a scholarly article to enhance your comprehension (and not spend too much time on articles you don't use). 

Recommended Databases

Below is a list of databases for both general research, as well as more current-events oriented databases on the next tab. While any of these are a good place to get started, they are not the only databases available to you! Feel free to explore our A-Z Databases List on the library website to see all we have to offer. 

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