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This tool searches the Five Colleges catalog and most of our research databases at one time (ProQuest's databases, including their current and historical newspapers, are not included).
The catalog provides information about books, e-books, films, and music held at Amherst and the Five Colleges, including the Depository.
Find books, CDs, and DVDs for your course on reserve at at Frost, Keefe, or Morgan by searching by your instructor's last name. For e-reserves, log in to Moodle or My Amherst.
This tool searches the index entries and article titles in the library’s print and electronic reference collection. Starting with background information on and roadmaps to a topic can save time and lead you to much better sources.
This searches Archives & Special Collections (rare books and many of the guides for manuscript collections) and Amherst College Digital Collections (digitized art works, photographs, manuscripts, books, and more from the Archives & Special Collections, the library's Art & Architecture Collection, and the Octagon, the faculty scholarship repository).
You can also search the Five College Finding Aids for full text of guides to those collections.
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Leaving for break, but still want to access the Library's databases, electronic books, and articles? Check out details about accessing library resources from off-campus—and if you need research help, please contact us!