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Research Guides | Library | Amherst College

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship & Benjamin Mays Library Research Guide

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This guide will help you think through aspects of developing a research prospectus.​ Use the menu on the left to learn more, and look for suggested resources in each section. Remember, the subject librarians are here to help as you plan and execute each stage of the process. We hope that you find the learning process rewarding.

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Getting Help

Research appointment requests: Request an appointment for help with a research question via Zoom/Google conference. Or, you can contact the subject librarian you have been matched with directly via email.

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Library Research Guides: For self-service use these guides to find links to subject-specific resources and get helpful searching tips.