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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Entrepreneurship Collection

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Alison Messier

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W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level


Welcome UMass entrepreneurs.  The library supports entrepreneurs with tools and collections designed for start-ups, inventors and social entrepreneurs. For patent research, please go to the Patent Research Guide.

You can use this guide as a starting point in your research as it pertains to entrepreneurship. The tabs on the left have more information about the following topics:

If you need any assistance, please contact your librarian, Alison Messier. For instant service, go to the Get Help page on the library website. 

Spring 2023 Business Librarian Office Hours


  • Mondays, 2:30 - 5 p.m., ISOM Rm. N301 <----note room change!
  • Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., ISOM Learning Commons/Business Hub 


  • Wednesdays, 1 -3 p.m., Zoom 

Is another time more convenient? Feel free to email Alison at to request a time that works best for your schedule.

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