Welcome to the repository for University of Maryland research.
The Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM) collects, preserves, and provides public access to the scholarly output of the university. Faculty and researchers can upload research products for rapid dissemination, global visibility and impact, and long-term preservation.
You can use DRUM to share and preserve a wide range of research products, such as:
- Articles, papers, books, and technical reports
- Data and code
- Supplemental material for journal articles
- Presentations and posters
- Theses and dissertations
To get started, review our short guide to submitting your research.
You can track views and downloads of your research, and everything in DRUM is indexed by Google and Google Scholar. You receive a permanent DOI for your items, making it easy for other researchers to cite your work.
Depositing research in DRUM can help you satisfy data management and sharing requirements from the NSF, NIH, and other funding agencies and journals.Submit
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UM Community-managed Collections
(2017-01)The issue of farm data has been a contentious point of debate with respect to ownership rights and impacts when access rights are misappropriated. One of the leading questions farmers ask deals with the protections provided ...
(University of Maryland Extension, 2016-06)Soils are composed of mineral and organic matter. Weathered rocks provide soil minerals, while organic matter forms from decayed animal and plant residues. An important component of healthy soil, organic matter helps ...
(2017-01-12)Precision agriculture allows modern producers to manage within fields rather than managing the whole field.By integrating global positioning systems (GPS), variable rate (VR) application equipment, and geographic information ...
Instruction in Transition: Using Ipad-Driven Problem-Based Learning to Enhance the Freshman Experience. (Library Orientation Exchange National Conference, 2014-05)Intended to facilitate the transition from secondary to higher education, First Year Experience (FYE) Courses have been linked to increased retention rates, higher levels of satisfaction, and a more developed sense of ...
Re-Imagining Information Evaluation: Using Social Constructivist Theory to Create an Information Evaluation Method that “Sticks" (Association of College and Research Libraries Bi-Annual Conference, 2013-04-10)Presented a new information evaluation based on the 5W's (Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How) and discusses overlaps between social constructivist theory, student learning, and