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UMass Amherst Libraries

Entrepreneurship Collection


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. 

Fall 2022 Business Librarian Office Hours


  • Mondays (beginning 9/19):     2 - 5 pm, Isenberg Room 237
  • Thursdays (beginning 9/15):  10 am - 1 pm, Isenberg Business Information Hub


  • Wednesdays (beginning 9/21): 1 - 3 pm, Zoom

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

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