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This guide will introduce you to some of the library resources that are suitable for research, writing, and advertising.
It is always recommended that you consult multiple sources for any research assignment. It is also recommended that you consult sources that offer contrasting viewpoints.
The library has a variety of resources and services that support your education and research. View the links below, as well as the information on the tabs above.
Crucial Library Services and Resources
Seach this comprehensive list of all electronic packages that are available to you.
MU Journals Search
Locate journals, newspapers, and other serials by searching by title, subject, or package. Searching will show print, online, and microfilm.
This is the most comprehensive search we offer. Our catalog will search for print, online, and other media such as music, VHS, DVD, micofilm, and microform. Search all locations or only one location.
Marshall Digital Scholar (MDS)
Marshall Digital Scholar (MDS) is an Institutional Repository (IR). Institutional Repositories (IRs) bring together all of a University's research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research. IRs are an excellent vehicle for working papers or copies of published articles and conference papers. Presentations, senior theses, and other works not published elsewhere can also be published in the IR.
If you are on campus a Google Scholar search will help to identify items fulll text articles that are available through library subsriptions and holdings. On campus and off campus, Google Scholar will greatly expand your search results.
Textbook Loan Program
This cooperative effort allows students to check out text books for basic core classes. Textbooks can be used in the library only for up to 2 hours.
If you want to borrow a book that MU Libraries do not own, borrow from this group. Most items ship within 3-5 business days and can be borrowed for 84 days (12 weeks) but cannot be renewed (note: library accounts expire at the end of each semester, so an EZ Borrow item borrowed later in the semester can only be checked out until this expiration date).
IDS/ILL (Information Delivery & Interlibrary Loan)
Request articles and other items that are not available through the MU Libraries. Articles are often delivered within 24 business hours to your desktop.