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University Without Walls

This guide introduces UWW students to research skills.

University Without Walls

Welcome to the Research Portal for the University Without Walls Program
Here you will find out how to find resources relevant to projects assigned to you in UWW.  As UWW is an interdisciplinary program, this guide should serve as a starting point for research rather than a comprehensive guide to the literature available at the library. 
Please contact me with any questions that you have, I am here to help you navigate research during your time at UMass Amherst.

Please also be aware that I only work Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; so please be patient if you do not an immediate response from me

EMail is always the best way to contact me at

If you need more immediate help, please contact the Research Assistance Desk at 413-545-2623 or through instant messenger  

Introduction to the UMass Website Search Interface

This video is a good introduction to the UMass Libraries Web Interface.  Some things have
changed since it was made, mostly the scope links (under the search box) are now on a
drop-down menu to the left of the search box.  The other major change is that we no longer
use UMA WorldCat as our default search, instead we use Discovery Search which is profiled
in the two videos below.  

Discovery Search Part 1

Discovery Search Part 2