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Library Services

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:


Search through everything including print, e-book, databases, journal, and video collections.


Use MMA Library resources to find scholarly books, journal articles, videos, etc. for your research assignment, group project, term paper.


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.  

MMA Library Collection

Commonwealth Catalog


Search General Reference

General Reference includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, and atlases. 

Credo Reference

Oxford Reference



Print journals and magazines are located on the 2nd floor of the ABSIC. Over 51,000  journals are also available online with full text of articles.


Click HERE to request articles you can't find via one of our subscriptions.
We will get articles 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:




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.





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
  • Adapters
    • 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




Academic OneFile (Gale)
Academic Search Complete (Ebsco)
Access Engineering (McGraw-Hill)
     •  Search Help & more information (Libquides)
Agriculture Collection (Gale)
American Doctoral Dissertations
Applied Science & Technology Source (Ebsco)
AtoZ Maps Online
AtoZ World Business

Biography in Context (Gale)
Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic (Ebsco)
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 Complete (Ebsco)

CIA World Factbook
CINAHL (Ebsco)
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
CQ Researcher
Consumer Medication Information, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (Ebsco)
Credo Reference
Criminal Justice Collection (Gale)

Digital National Security Archive  (DNSA) (Proquest)
Dissertations (Ebsco's Open Dissertations)
Diversity Studies Collection (Gale)

Ebook Central (was ebrary)
EBSCO e-books
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)
ERIC (Ebsco)
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (Ebsco)
Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)

Films on Demand
Fine Arts & Music Collection (Gale)
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (Ebsco)

Gale Databases - ALL
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)
GreenFILE (Ebsco)

Health Source - Consumer Edition (Ebsco)
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (Ebsco)
Home Improvement Collection (Gale)
Homeland Security Digital Library

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)

JSTOR: For access to articles in JSTOR databases use your BPL e-card

Language Online (Transparent Language)
     •  To start using this language program register here with your MyMaritime Username & Password.
Lexis Nexis: Academic (now called Nexis Uni)
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (Ebsco)
Literature Resource Center (Gale)

MAS Reference eBook Collection (Ebsco)
MAS Ultra - School Edition (Ebsco)
MasterFILE Premier (Ebsco)
MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection (Ebsco)
Military & Government Collection (Ebsco)
Military and Intelligence Database (Gale)

Newspaper Source (Ebsco)
Nexis Uni (a.k.a. Lexis-Nexis)

NoveList Plus (Ebsco)
     • Use for reading suggestions (all ages)
Nursing Allied Health (Gale)
Nursing Resource Center (Gale)

OpenDissertations (Ebsco)
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
Oxford Reference Online

Patent and Trademark Office, United States
Pop Culture Collection (Gale)
Popular Magazines (Gale)
Primary Search (Ebsco)
Primary Search Reference eBook Collection (Ebsco)
Professional Development Collection (Ebsco)
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (Ebsco)
Psychology Collection (Gale)

Regional Business News (Ebsco)
Religion and Philosophy Collection (Ebsco)
Religion and Philosophy Collection (Gale)

Science Database (Proquest)
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)
Sustainability Reference Center (Ebsco)

Thomas Register

US History Collection (Gale)
US History in Context (Gale)

War & Terrorism Collection (Gale)
World History Collection (Gale)
Worldcat (OCLC)