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The University of Massachusetts Amherst


A subject guide for conducting research in the field of Communication.

Library Resources

Course books on Reserve
Find out how to access course books on reserve.

Evaluating Web Sources
Link to Cornell LibGuide on evaluating web pages.

Boolean Searching
What the heck is a "Boolean Search"?

Schedule a Consultation
UMass Amherst faculty, students, staff, and community residents may schedule a consultation with a librarian in a subject area to obtain assistance with a paper, research, thesis, or dissertation project.

FAQs About the Library

Writing Tools

Link to the Chicago Manual of Style

An essential tool for questions about grammar, punctuation, and more.

Citation Managers Subject Guide

A guide to what citation managers are and how to use them.

Plagiarism Prevention Tools
Assess authorship and originality

Writing Center
Get one-on-one help with your writing.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Features several style guides including the Associated Press style rules.