Getting a Library Card
Your student UMF ID + a library barcode = your library card.
Bring your student ID to the main desk (on the right as you enter the library) and ask for a barcode. It just takes a few seconds!
You will need a library barcode to check out books and to request books available at other URSUS or MaineCat libraries and have them sent to the Mantor Library for you.
Use URSUS to find books and e-books. Items in the Mantor collection will have a location of Farmington Stacks. To limit your search to items available in Mantor Library, select "University of Maine at Farmington" instead of "Search Entire URSUS Catalog".
Items from other libraries can be requested using a library barcode (get one added to your UMF student ID at the Access Service counter on the 1st floor). Requested items usually arrive in 3-5 business days.
Table of Contents
You can use this tutorial by moving sequentially through each of the numbered tabs above or skip to a specific section by choosing the appropriate tab.
Step 1 - Choosing a Topic
Step 2 - Search Strategy
Step 3 - Keyword Searching
Step 4 - Evaluating Sources
Step 5 - Citing and Using Information Ethically
If you need help searching for information or have other research questions, contact one of the librarians in the Consult A Research Expert Service box for assistance.
Consult a Research Expert Service
Mantor Library’s Consult A Research Expert Service (CARES) provides an opportunity for UMF students to get personalized research assistance from a librarian. Students can contact a librarian to arrange an appointment for a mutually convenient time.
Mantor librarians can assist students with:
- developing a search strategy
- using information resources effectively and efficiently
- evaluating information
We also provide guidance on citing sources and using information ethically.
To arrange an appointment for a personalized research consultation, contact one of the Mantor librarians: