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Research Guides | Library | Amherst College

Do Research Remotely

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This guide will help you access resources off-campus and manage your research when the library is closed or you're working at a physical distance. Use the menu on the left to learn about online options for books, journals, primary sources, data, and other material, especially during the COVID closure.

Get Research Help

Ask at the Reference Desk (or via chat — click on the Mammoth!)  Frost Library Reference Desk

Monday - Thursday 11 am - 9 pm
Friday 11 am - 5 pm 
(or whenever the Mammoth isn't skeletal)

Make a research appointment to meet individually with a Research & Instruction librarian. Contact a specific subject librarian directly, or email us at

Have a question about your library account? Email or see our full contact list.

Need to get started right away? Try our Research Guides for every subject.