Philosophy Department

General Research Tools


This is the place to begin for general research at USM. There are a huge number of resources at your disposal at this site, including URSUS, periodical searches, and much, much more.

URSUS: The University of Maine System Library Online Catalog 
URSUS is the online union catalog of the University of Maine System libraries and other participating Maine libraries. The Maine State Library, the Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library and the Bangor Public Library are participating libraries. URSUS indexes the majority of the print and non-print materials for the libraries, including books, serials, microforms, sound recordings, maps, government documents and other audiovisual formats. The combined collections total over one million bibliographic records and over 2 million volumes. In addition to a bibliographic description of each item, URSUS provides location and status information.