Catalog USMAI is the University System of Maryland's online catalog. Use this tool on the World Wide Web to identify materials (books, electronic books, videotapes, and periodicals) owned by the USM libraries, including Langsdale Library and the Law Library.
If asked for a login, you may enter your 14 digit barcode and last name or select the guest login. You will need to use the barcode login for some features such as requesting a book from another library. Your initial screen on campus will be the catalog of the Langsdale library. If you wish to search another catalog, you may select the other catalogs option (other institutions or the entire system) at the top of your screen.
SEARCHING THE CATALOG:
The Basic search feature allows you to search by words anywhere, words in title, author or subject headings or to browse titles beginning with your words, authors beginning with your words, subjects beginning with your words or call number.
Tips for basic searches:
This search feature includes a word search with multiple pull-down menus that make it easier to combine searches. Several of the following may easily be searched simultaneously: All Fields, Title, Author, Subject, Series, Notes, Thesis Institution/Place.
You may search for individual words or a phrase. Phrases will search for the words adjacent to each other. You may also browse for a title, author or subject beginning with your terms.
Other Limits in Advanced Search:
Tips for Advanced Search:
You may choose to limit your search to journals only. This does not show journal
articles, but shows which journals and issues of journals libraries hold. You may use a basic or advanced search to find journals. Both searches are much the same as described above except that the basic search options start with a browse search on titles and include the option to browse or search for organization names. The advanced search also allows a search for organization, an option not available in the catalog search.
A list of records is displayed as the result of your search. These may be viewed in a variety of formats. The default format is set using the Options/Display function. No matter which option you set as the default, you will always be able to see the Full View of the record by clicking on an underlined record number or title. Various actions may be performed on a list of records, such as filtering, mailing or saving the list. While a list of records is displayed, there is a modify search button just to the upper right of the first record. Your search may be modified with the addition of new words or limited to a date range, new records or items that are not checked out.
To request materials from another USMAI library, you must first be logged on with your barcode.