ABS Information Commons
We're here to help! We assist in researching for your papers and assignments. You can also ask us about Google Apps (like Google Docs), presentation software, and plagiarism prevention.
Our resources are available both on and off campus. Online resources are restricted to current students and staff, but to give you an idea of what we offer, check out our resources below:
A variety of tablets and laptops are available for MMA students, staff and faculty. Check-out periods are 48 hours. You will be asked to sign a form previous to checking out the equipment. Our equipment for check-out includes:
- Lenovo laptops with Windows OS
- Macbook Pro laptops with Mac OS
- Macbook Air laptops
Need to borrow a TI calculator to study? We have a few different types to borrow for 48 hours. You will be asked to sign a form previous to checking out the equipment.
- Scientific calculator
- TI-83 Plus
- TI-84 Plus
- TI-84 Plus Silver Edition
We have a variety of equipment available for your presentation or teaching needs. Check-out periods are 48 hours unless noted otherwise below. You will be asked to sign a form previous to checking out the equipment. Our presentation equipment for check-out includes:
- Portable projectors
- Portable projector screen with stand
- Presentation clickers
- Document cameras (7 day loans to faculty & staff only)
- Video recorder & Tripod
- Apple USB Type-C to Multiport/HDMI/USB/USBC
- USB Type-C to Multiport/DVI/HDMI/VGA/USB
- Mac Mini DisplayPort to VGA
- Mac Mini DisplayPort to HDMI
Search Print Books + Media Only
Lending lengths depend on the items being checked out; some of our resources can be borrowed for an entire semester while others can only be used for 3 hours. During COVID, you'll need to order books from us and pick them up at the Library's main desk.
Search General Reference
General Reference includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, and atlases.
Search through everything we've got. This will include our print, e-book, database, journal, and video collections.
We have over 51,000 online journals with full text of articles, at your fingertips!
If the full text of an article is not available via one of our subscriptions, request it and we will order it for you through our international borrowing network at no charge to you.
We have both DVDs and streaming video in our collection. Browse through our DVDs on our 1st deck, or search through our Films on Demand collection for streaming video.
Search library collections for all streaming video:
Academic OneFile (Gale)
Academic Search Premier (Ebsco)
Access Engineering (McGraw-Hill)
• Search Help & more information (Libquides)
Agriculture Collection (Gale)
American Doctoral Dissertations
Ancestry Library Edition (Use ALE to research your genealogy)
• After doing your research in ALE, set up a 14-day free account in Ancestry.com to input your family tree.
Applied Science & Technology Source (Ebsco)
Artstor Digital Library (New Nov 2020)
• Images database, available through June 2021
AtoZ Maps Online
Biography in Context (Gale)
Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: A Selection of Primary Sources (Proquest) (New Nov 2020)
Books and Authors (Gale)
Boston Public Library eCard (Register for Free)
• Your BPL eCard gives you free access to online databases, e-books, movies, audio files, magazines and more.
Business Collection (Gale)
Business Economics and Theory (Gale)
Business Insights: Essentials (Gale)
Business Source Premier (Ebsco)
CIA World Factbook
Code of Federal Regulations (electronic CFR)
• Title 46: Shipping
Commonwealth Catalog (includes books at MMA)
• Find books anywhere in the state and have them delivered to MMA or your public library.
Communications and Mass Media Collection (Gale)
Coronavirus Research Hub (Elsevier) (New July 2020)
• Set up a free account for access to resources
Criminal Justice Collection (Gale)
Ebook Central (was ebrary)
ECO Jobs: Environmental Career Opportunities
Educator's Reference Complete (Gale)
Encyclopedia of Ship [Marine] Technology (Wärtsilä)
Energy & Power Source (Ebsco)
Engineering Source (Ebsco)
Environmental Studies and Policy Collection (Gale)
Environment Complete (Ebsco)
Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)
Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection (Gale)
Gender Studies Collection (Gale)
General OneFile (Gale)
General Reference Center Gold (Gale)
General Science Collection (Gale)
Global Issues in Context (Gale)
Information Science and Library Issues Collection (Gale)
Insurance and Liability Collection (Gale)
International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center (Ebsco)
Issues & Controversies in American History (Infobase)
Language Online (Transparent Language)
• To start using this language program register here with your PortalGuard (Maritime account) credentials.
Lexis Nexis: Academic (now called Nexis Uni)
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (Ebsco)
Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Science in Context (Gale)
Science Direct (Elsevier)
• Fill out this form. The Library will get the article and send it to you. There is no cost for MMA students, faculty and staff.
Scribner Writers Online Series (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Serials Directory (Ebsco)
Small Business Collection (Gale)
MMA's yearbook, "The Muster", is a 140 page collection of memories and portraits for the academic year. From covert to cover, the yearbook is designed and created by the SGA yearbook committee which consists of underclass cadets and led by an Editor, who is typically an upperclassmen.
The process to create the book starts in August with Pre-Orientation for the Cadre and the Orientation program for incoming Cadet Candidates and ends the following year in July/Aug after the commissioning and commencement ceremonies. Student photographers take pictures throughout the year at different activities and ceremonies held on campus.