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UMass Amherst Libraries


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.

Question? Text, call, or meet with a UMass Librarian
Text  413.650.6269 to talk to a librarian.

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

What is a Scholarly Journal Article? [VIDEO]
A short instructional video on scholarly journal articles.

Writing Tools

Link to the Chicago Manual of Style

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

Link to Ref Works citation manger LibGuide
A citation manager that allows you to download citations & create bibliographies. Accounts are free for UMass students.

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.