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  • URSUS
    University of Maine System library catalog, that also includes holdings from the Bangor Public Library, Maine State Library, Maine State Archives, and Maine State Law & Legislative Reference Library
  • MaineCat
    Maine statewide catalog. You can place requests for items within MaineCat to have them delivered to UMaine.
  • WorldCat
    WorldCat is a catalog of materials held in libraries worldwide. You can place Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests for items within WorldCat to have them delivered to UMaine.

Government Publications

Fogler Library Government Publications Department is located on the first floor of the library adjacent to the Information Commons and the Collaborative Media Lab.  It is a regional depository for U.S. Government publications. We are a selective depository for Canadian, and we have United Nations documents.  For many federal, state, and Canadian documents you may search URSUS for our holdings.

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Primary, secondary or tertiary sources depend on how close that information is to the source of the original lab research. In the sciences, research findings are communicated through conference proceedings, journal articles, technical reports, self publication or edited volumes in a series on a certain topic. Secondary sources pull from primary sources, and tertiary sources pull from secondary sources. Use the chart below to help distinguish between different sources

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Maine Newspapers

Maine Newsstand
Index to and full text coverage of five Maine newspapers: Bangor Daily News, 7/1/1993-present; Kennebec Journal (Augusta), 8/21/2005-present); Portland Press Herald, 9/30/1995-present; Sun Journal (Lewiston), 1/26/2006-present; Morning Sentinel (Waterville), 8/21/2005-present. Selected business coverage of the Maine Times (2/4/94-4/25/02) is also included.

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