Discover is a service that acts like a search engine of many of the Blume Library's resources, including books and eBooks, background articles, journal articles, streaming video, and government information. The Basic search screen default limit is set to items Available in the Library Collection.
Why & When to Use Discover
Starting research on a topic new to you or to your students
Topic is interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary
Uncertain about which library databases will retrieve the desired information
Especially helpful for undergraduates, but helpful for faculty & graduate students, too
Free archive of pre-print and other articles in computer science, economic and econometrics, electrical engineering and systems science ,mathematics, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, and statistics.
Provides journal information including acceptance rates, review type and time to review, journal citation metrics like Journal Impact Factor and Cabells Classification Index (CCI), publication model (traditional or types of open access), journal editors and contact information.
Our subscription provides access to accounting, business, and economics titles.
A full text source for theory and research in international affairs. Coverage from 1991 to present. Includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences.
Dissertations written by St. Mary's University doctoral students. Graduating doctoral students must upload an electronic copy of their dissertations to Proquest after graduate school approval and before the graduation deadline. May also include master's theses.
Full text law journals, case law, and treaties. Also includes the Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Record, Federal Register, US Reports, famous world trials, legal classics, UN and League of Nations treaties, and much more.
Includes homeland security strategy, policy and research documents published by federal, state and local government agencies, international governments and institutions, research institutions, universities, and think tanks. To search the full collection from an off-campus location, students and faculty will need individual research accounts, which can be requested directly from HDSL. Be sure to use your St. Mary's University email account.
Materials to help with job preparation, career advancement, career changes, and re-entry into the workforce. Includes SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT test prep, and other certification, licensing, and aptitude tests. Note: You need to create a free user account.
Open Library is a partnership of libraries to offer interlibrary loan of eBooks directly to library patrons. Account holders can borrow eBooks from the site. St. Mary's University is a participant in the Open Library initiative. Create an account to start using Open Library. Take a look at the How It Works page for more information.
A historical dictionary that is the accepted authority on the English language as an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words, past and present, from across the English-speaking world.
Citation-only database, freely available to search. Search by keyword, author, title, or UMI publication number for dissertations. Users have the option to purchase dissertations in various format, often including PDF download.
Provides digital access to large-scale maps of Texas towns and cities. Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years.
A freely accessible database that showcases hundreds of women who worked behind-the-scenes in the silent film industry as directors, producers, editors, and more. It features career profiles on each pioneer, longer overview essays on national cinemas and occupations, still and moving images, and archival and bibliographic resource materials.