These resources contain basic overview information that can be useful for terms and definitions when you're just beginning your research.
You can also search URSUS for subject specific encyclopedias and handbooks, many of which are accessible online! A few examples are below, but there are many more.
Important Databases to use:
The following websites are great places to find current events in higher education. You may find other sites. Be willing to share when you find them!
URSUS is the combined library catalog for the entire University of Maine system. You can search the entire system, or select University of Southern Maine Libraries in the drop-down.
Other helpful tips:
Most databases, as well as library catalogs, assign subjects to books and articles. A subject is a designated word or phrase that describes an idea or concept and groups all articles or books about that concept together.
There are many ways you can get research materials from other libraries: