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Useful Library Services
Request articles and other items that are not available through the MU Libraries. Articles are often delivered within 24 business hours to your MyLibrary account. If you have never used your MyLibrary account, be sure to register first. EZ-Borrow books are typically delivered within 3-5 business days after a request is placed. ILL items arrive within 1-4 weeks.
Marshall Digital Scholar
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.
Meet with a Research Librarian at the Writing Center
During Writing Center hours you can schedule a 30-60 minute appointment with a reference librarian who can help plan for your research and locate the best library resources.
Starting Your Research
Consulting reference sources is a great way to start your research. Remember that most professors will not accept work that uses information from Wikipedia. Many of the library reference sources are available online.
Here are some examples you are welcome to hover over for more information:
Citing Reference Sources
Citing sources is a required part of any research project. If you fail to cite or cite properly, consequences can be severe. MU Libraries have prepared some quick guides to the most common citation styles and have identified resources that assist in preparing citations.
Periodic Table of the Elements
There are many sites online that have Periodic Tables for your reference. Below is a link to the The Best 55 Online Periodic Tables: