Explore, Grow, Create, Share
Photos: Upward Bound students in 2015
Use Care When Relying on Web Sites
Remember to evaluate
web pages for accuracy, authority, currency and coverage before using information you find there unless the web page is recommended by your professor, a librarian or other individual you know and trust. Below are links to web sites that will help you do this quickly and effectively.
Use a citation manager, such as RefWorks, EasyBib or Zotero to keep track of your research.
Put all your references in RefWorks, create quick and easy bibliographies, build your knowledgebase.
1. Set up your account by clicking on the RefWorks link on the library homepage. From the RefWorks info page, "New to RefWorks? - Sign up for an Individual Account." Note: You get to choose your own username and password - make them easy to remember!
2. Get your book citations into RefWorks
Books from UMA WorldCat
- Go to www.library.umass.edu
- Conduct a search and go to an individual item listing.
- Click “Cite/Export.” Select "Export to RefWorks" in the pop-up box.
- Log into RefWorks.
3. Get your journal article citations into RefWorks
Most databases have a way to export citations into RefWorks directly.
4. Create an Annotated Bibliography with RefWorks.
It's pretty easy! Follow these instructions to get your annotations in the right place.
If you need more help or info on RefWorks, check out the FAQs.
Digital Media Lab with 3D Printing
Photo: Upward Bound students in 2015
Welcome to the Digital Media Lab!
Located on the third floor of the Du Bois Library, the Digital Media Lab and has over 4000 square feet of production space designed to support students at any step in the multimedia production process.
In the lab are iMacs and dual monitor PCs loaded with all the software needed to do a wide range of projects from slide shows and podcasts to multicamera video productions and 3-D animation.
In addition, the lab has specialized production rooms such as a green screen room for shooting chroma-key videos, sound rooms for recording audio, a presentation practice / media viewing room, and a makerspace room (coming soon).
Students can also checkout a variety of production equipment from cameras and tripods to audio recorders and portable sound booths. Most equipment is available on a 3-day loan and a detailed list of equipment can be seen here.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
|TIP: When you look for a particular book on the shelf, make sure to browse the shelf and nearby shelves for related books. Take your time! Open the books!|
Books, journals, articles, videos and more can be located using UMA WorldCat. To find books at UMass, start with the general search box on the library home page, www.library.umass.edu.
What floor are my books at? Use the call number directory to find out.
Photo: Upward Bound student in 2015
Databases for Research
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003
Afro American Studies, Native American & Indigenous Studies, Latino Studies, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies
Reference & Research Assistance Desk hours, Fall 2016: Mondays 11:30-1, Tuesdays 5-7, and Wednesdays 9-10. In New Africa House: Wednesdays 1-2:30, room 323. Also available by appointment.