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There are many ways of obtaining help from UMass Librarians

Come to the Reference Desk:

Spring 2015
Monday - Wednesday  9-9
Thursday and Friday 9-5
Saturday - 10-6
Sunday - 1-9

Call during above hours:
W.E.B. Du Bois Reference Desk

Science and Engineering Library

Instant Message:
Instant Message with a Reference Librarian during staffed hours.

Use or online form to submit a brief, factual question.


Finding Grants

Welcome to the Grants Research Guide at the University of Massachusetts Libraries.

This guide is designed to help you find resources that will help you research, write, and apply for grants.

Here you will find links to books, informations centers, and to databases of grants available on UMass and Outside Webpages.

To make a suggestion for this webpage, please email David Mac Court at


Center for Reseach Libraries

Do you have a resource that you need short term access to for a project? Consider the Scholars' Access Program from the Center for Research Libraries.

CRL is offering the Scholars’ Access Program on a pilot basis. Unlike other CRL collection programs, the Scholars’ Access Program will provide access to material that may not be added to CRL’s physical collection. Examples include:

  • limited-term access to a database
  • purchase of short-term newspaper subscription in either hard-copy or online format


  • Minimum cost of $300
  • Resource is not presently accessible through the member library
  • Resources should be used to meet a specific research or teaching need
  • Type of material is not limited to dissertations, archives, or newspapers, but is opened to all types, serials, monographs, etc.
  • The time period for access would fall under CRL’s fiscal year, July 1 through June 30

The Scholars’ Access Program honors requests that meet these criteria as funds permit on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum expenditure of $2,000 per patron per fiscal year. This maximum includes purchases from both the Scholars’ Access Program and the Demand Purchase Program. Procedures:

  • Requests should be initiated by librarians working with the scholar at a CRL library.
  • Requests should be submitted via e-mail to Mary Wilke.
  • Requests should briefly define the scholars’ research needs and interests and the resources they wish to have access to, including an estimated total cost.
  • Once they receive confirmation that funding is available from CRL, the scholar or librarian at the member institution should make arrangements for access, although the CRL may need to mediate.
  • The member library or scholar should send Mary Wilke a copy of the bill for the material along with a request for reimbursement up to the amount awarded by the Scholars’ Access Program.
  • CRL will not be responsible for any costs that go over the amount awarded.
  • CRL should be acknowledged in any outcomes of the project.

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University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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B.A., M.Ed. UMass Amherst; M.S. Simmons College
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