Doing academic research
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Dean's Book Course
Welcome to the library course guide page for the Dean's Book Course
This page is designed to assist you in your library research. There are pages on searching for books, on searching for articles, and some advice on how to do more effective searching.
It's difficult to design a research page for the Dean's Book course, because students end up writing on a wide variety of topics across the disciplines.
To this end this guide will offer general suggestions on doing research in a wide range of disciplines.
RefWorks is a bibliographical management software which will help you organize your citations, articles, books, etc. paid for by the UMass Amherst Library, that the UMass Amherst community can access from the Library website. RefWorks collects, stores, and organizes citations from books, articles from databases, web sites, and other sources. RefWorks automatically converts citations into properly formatted bibliographies
Better than using 3"x5' index cards!