How to Find Books at UMass
Books that UMass owns will indicate "UM" in the location. For a paper book, make sure it says "Available"and note its location and call number. If it's at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, you can get the floor from the directory, based on first letters of call number.
TIP: When you look for a particular book on the shelf, make sure to browse the shelf and nearby shelves for related books. Take your time! Open the books!
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Databases for Research
Beyond the Basic Search: How to Find Research Articles and More at UMass
There are hundreds of online collections and databases at UMass. To help researchers navigate that, librarians have created Research Guides organized by subject. Below are just a few of our databases and online collections.
Library databases are available to Massachusetts residents on a walk-in basis. Residents may use the database collection at any of the 50 public terminals located in the Learning Commons, W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Please note that remote access to library databases requires current UMass affiliation.
Use Care When Relying on Web Sites
Remember to evaluate
web pages for accuracy, authority, currency and coverage before using information you find there unless the web page is recommended by your professor, a librarian or other individual you know and trust. Below are links to web sites that will help you do this quickly and effectively.
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- URL: https://guides.library.umass.edu/library-basics
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