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Basics of the Library

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Welcome to the UMass Lowell Library

There are three libraries, O'Leary, Lydon and the Center for Lowell History. Doing research in the library catalog is not like searching Google. Sometimes Google can be helpful for background, and Google Scholar and Google Books may have titles you need. But as your college work becomes more narrowly specific Google will be too general for your needs.This guide emphasizes the research process and focuses on writing. There are basic components to writing papers and this guide presents them sequentially, so you can focus  on one area at a time and learn about it before moving on.

Consider this thought from W.E.B.  DuBois:

"Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done."

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Plagiarism

Plagiarism and academic integrity are taken seriously by this university. You, the student, are responsible for making sure you are honestly completing your work. If you have any questions, please review your class syllabus, speak to your professor, or review the university’s guidelines. The UML Library webpage on Academic Integrity has more information.