E-Journals & Databases

Remote Access to Electronic Resources


Remote access to electronic resources at the Thurgood Marshall Law Library is limited to University of Maryland School of Law faculty, students and staff. UM Law faculty, students, and staff may access e-resources on campus from any computer and off campus with a myUMB login. If you are not a current member of the UM Law faculty, staff, or student body, you are welcome to visit the library to use our e-resources on site.


I'm having problems logging in.

The myUM login is the same login that is used for Blackboard, student e-mail, and many other campus or law school systems.

If you have forgotten your password or need assistcance with your UM ID, get help here: UM Account Management.

If you need additional assistance, please contact the library at elecres@law.umaryland.edu or 410-706-6502.


Why do I need to login to access electronic resources from off campus?

Many of TMLL's electronic resource licenses restrict off-campus use to University of Maryland School of Law faculty, students and staff. While in the Law School building, your computer's IP address is recognized so you don't need to login. Off campus, however, TMLL uses a login to validate whether you are a current student, faculty or staff of UM Law.


Why do I have to login to access some e-resources while I'm on campus?

A few of the library's online resources are restricted to users affiliated with the law school. Either on campus or off, you must login so that TMLL can verify that you are a member of the law school community.


I've already logged in with myUMB login, and now it's asking for a different password. Why do I need to login twice for some resources?

Some of TMLL's e-resources are accessed only through a login supplied by the vendor. TMLL must verify that you are a member of the law school community before it can provide you with login information.


After I enter my username and password, nothing happens.

The login system requires that you enable cookies and Javascript on your web browser settings. If you need assistance with this process, or if you still cannot login, please contact the library at elecres@law.umaryland.edu or 410-706-6502.


When I try to access an e-resource, I get an error.

If you get an error message, please send an e-mail to elecres@law.umaryland.edu. Describe the steps you took leading up the error, and if possible cut and paste the text of the error message into the e-mail. The more details you can provide, the better our ability to troubleshoot will be.


I cannot access TMLL's e-resources from my workplace.

Your workplace may have a firewall and/or proxy server that is blocking your access. Please consult with the IT staff at your workplace to address the problem.


I need help using a database.

If you need help searching an electronic resource or finding the appropriate electronic resources for your research, please contact the Library's User Services Desk at (410)706-6502 or libraryweb@law.umaryland.edu.

If you are having technical problems connecting to an electronic resource, please contact the Library's User Services Desk at (410)706-6502 or elecres@law.umaryland.edu.


Where can I get additional help?

Please contact the library at elecres@law.umaryland.edu or 410-706-6502 for assistance.


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