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at the Library!


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Explore, Grow, Create, Share

Photos: Upward Bound students in 2015



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!


Books, journals, articles, videos and more can be located using UMA WorldCat. To find books at UMass, start with the general search box on the library home page,

What floor are my books at? Use the call number directory to find out. 

Photo: Upward Bound student in 2015

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.

Databases for Research

Tip for databases

After you've run a search, use the button to retrieve articles or to be taken directly to the Interlibrary Loan request page, so you can order the article if UMass does not have it.

Spotlight on:

Online Books!

Access this e-book and many others in ebrary, one of the Library's e-book collections.

Learn about journals and journal artices!


What's a peer-reviewed journal?
Many of our journals are peer-reviewed. If you don't know what that means or why it matters, watch this video.