Red Lake County Central - Research Resources

UMC Library working with Red Lake County Central Schools

Access to UMC's Library Resources

As a college in the High School student at UMC you have the same access to the UMC Library's resources as do the faculty and students who access the resources on campus. When you use these materials from your home or high school you may have to log in at the beginning of a session using your assigned username and password. If you have not set up your username and password see the instructions at the bottom of this page.

Databases

UMC Library provides wide range of library services to students and faculty. Most useful for those working at a distance are the research databases that can be accessed remotely. For general information about the UMC Library and the services it provides, you can start from the UMC Library Homepage.

  • Ebsco MegaFile - EBSCO MegaFILE is a multi-disciplinary database providing full text for nearly 12,000 total publications and indexing & abstracting for more than 16,000 publications. In addition, the database contains more than 84,000 biographies, 86,000 primary source documents, 10,000 company profiles and an image collection of more than 107,000 photos, maps and flags. 
  • Academic OneFile (Gale) contains nearly 14,000 indexed titles, including more than 10,000 peer-reviewed journals and more than 6,500 in full-text. It has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
  • Points of View Reference Center - is an Ebsco full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 255 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. 
  • GALE'S Expanded Academic ASAP is comprised of more than 3,500 indexed and full-text titles — of which 2,100 are peer-reviewed — in all disciplines with more than 20 years of backfile coverage and offers information on topics including social sciences, humanities, education, science and technology
  • Ebsco's Academic Search Premier contains indexing and abstracts for over 8,450 journals, with full text for more than 4,650 of those titles with broad coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc.
  • American Periodicals - contains many periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals. (Full Text)
  • ArchiveGrid - provides access to nearly a million descriptions of detailed archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives worldwide
  • American State Papers, 1789-1838 - Legislative and executive documents, many originating from the important period between 1789 and the beginning of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817.
  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 - contains books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the renowned bibliography by Charles Evans.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States - contains the single most comprehensive compendium of historical U.S. statistics available. It covers the social, economic, political and geographic data collected by the Census Bureau and other agencies of the United States government, with extensive documentation for the sources of the statistics.
  • New York Times Historical Database - contains full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue from 1851 to 2001.
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980 - contains reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, originally published in approximately 13,800 bound volumes.
  • Serial Set Maps, 1817-1980 - contains maps published as part of U.S. Congressional Serial Set publications.

The UMC Library has a list of the UMC Library Databases. You can choose to view the list alphabetically or arranged by subject.

UMC Resources

UMC Library subject specific databases

UMC Library subscribes to many databases in addition to the Elm Logodatabases. Many of these are specialized for specific majors:

In addition the UMC Library subscribes to a number of very large full text journal collections including 

Find It Linking

You have access to some of these databases through the Library link on the Red Lake County Central site. There are two major differences between that site and the UMC Library site and its links. First UMC has many more databases and many of these a specific to a subject area. The second advantage is that in the databases have FindIt links to full text of the article where none is available in the database. This is a very powerful tool and makes finding the text of an article much easier. Find It, the linking service, is only available to College in the High School students while on campus and off campus only if you have a UMC username and password

Getting your UMC username and password

To get your username and password, go to Lookup and type in your name to get your username. After you get that information go to Initiate and enter the information on the form to set your password. Remember that your password must be eight characters or more, have an uppercase letter, a lower case letter AND a number or symbol. It also cannot be part of your name or a dictionary word.

If you have any library-related questions, please feel free to contact Owen Williams, Director of Library Services, at willi099@umn.edu or (218) 281-8395