This is just a partial list of the many resources for your research as a Ph.D. student at Maryland.


Screen Shot 2016-07-11 at 2.39.43 PMUniversity Archives / Special Collections
Hornbake Library on campus

The Library of American Broadcasting is the nation’s most extensive collection of broadcast history, policy and tradition, including historic documents, professional papers, oral and video histories, books, scripts and photographs. Collections include the National Public Broadcasting Archives (NPBA) and the Library of American Broadcasting (LAB).


Archives II is in College Park, Md. just off the UMD campus.Library of Congress – Archives II
8601 Adelphi Rd, College Park, MD 20740

The National Archives’ College Park campus – called Archives II houses:

  • Motion picture, sound, and video records
  • Still pictures
  • Electronic records
  • Nixon Presidential Materials
  • John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection
  • Textual records from most civilian agencies
  • Army records dating from World Wars I and II
  • Berlin Documents Center microfilm

The main office of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. is just a Metro ride away.


McKeldin Library.University of Maryland Libraries

Whether it’s across the world or across the campus, Interlibrary Loan Services supplies you with the content you need for the best research.

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the eight-library system is a key resource with 4.65 million volumes, 17,000 e-journals, 1.2 million e-books and more than 350 databases. These days one library isn’t always enough. The library’s “Interlibrary Loan Services” is your connection to a network of institutions around the globe, providing books, articles, and media from other libraries.


Newseum logo.Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

The Newseum’s 15 galleries and 15 theaters are dedicated to free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. The Newseum traces the evolution of electronic communication from the birth of radio, to the technologies of the present and the future. Among the most memorable exhibits are the 9/11 Gallery featuring the broadcast antennae from the top of the World Trade Center, the Berlin Wall Gallery whose eight concrete sections are one of the largest pieces of the original wall outside Germany, and the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery displaying every Pulitzer Prize-winning entry since 1942.


Gaylord Resource Center at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.Gaylord Resource Center
Knight Hall – First Floor

The Gaylord Resource Center Library provides a quiet space to conduct research with desktop workstations, a study carrel, and tables for group study. Its holdings is cataloged online using LibraryThing.com and include bound copies of dissertations and theses completed by Merrill alumni. The College of Journalism’s Research Subject Specialist, Chuck Howell, holds office hours during the academic year. All students are invited to e-mail him with questions or set up an appointment time by email at chuckh@umd.edu.