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This Research Guide will outline the current and past displays, exhibits, and events featured at Marshall University Libraries, including those from Drinko Library, Special Collections, Government Documents, and the South Charleston Library.
Libraries hold a unique position as places to hold civil conversations on challenging subjects as well as purveyors of credible information in which to frame those conversations. MU Libraries actively advocates and educates in defense of intellectual freedom—the rights of library users to read, seek information, and speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment.
This Resource Guide will provide library users with up-to-date information about the displays, exhibits, and events featured across all libraries serving the Marshall University students, faculty, and staff.
New Procedures for using the Textbook Loan Program. Instead of visiting the Drinko Library Circulation Desk, please submit your request through IDS Expressusing the Reserves/Textbook Loan form. Note, please limit your request to one chapter per request, and one chapter/request per day. We will fulfill your request electronically.
New!Career Education Research Guide- This new research guide provides information about Career Education services, tools, test preparation, job searching, career resources available at the library, and more.
Research Guide in Support of the MU Mental Health Initiative: Don't Call Me Crazy- MU Libraries is partnering with the Counseling Services and Women's Center to destigmatize mental wellness challenges so that our students, faculty, and staff are empowered to resiliency through quality information and education. This research guide provides information about our upcoming mental health discussion panels, our upcoming art exhibit, and provides information about campus, community, and national mental health resources.
MU Libraries has updated their circulation policies. A semester-long check-out period is now available for Undergraduates, Graduates, Honors, Graduate Assistants, and part-time Faculty & Staff. Renewals are not available for these items.
The borrowing period for materials borrowed through EZ-Borrow has been extended to 84 days (12 weeks); however, these items can no longer 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).
The Drinko Reference Collection has moved to the first floor Learning Commons.
The Music Reference Collection is now located on the third floor with the main Music Collection.
Nexis Uni- replaces the former LexisNexis Academic database which is being retired by Lexis-Nexis. Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources with an intuitive interface, personalization features, and a collaborative work space.
Traveling Scholars - Marshall students, faculty & staff on the road now have access to free library use, and on-site borrowing, when visiting over 40 libraries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and West Virginia.
In an effort to make signing into InterLibrary Loan more secure and user friendly, Marshall University Libraries have been changing to a single sign for Interlibrary Loan. All users will have to create a new account. Users will not automatically be able to see any requests that were submitted before Aug 1, 2016. If you would like to see your request history after the transition, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Textbook Loan Program - makes affordable textbooks available in Drinko Library for gateway and core curriculum courses (2 hour loan period).
Clio is your guide to the history around you. Clio enables users to select from a variety of locations with historic value. Apps for Apple/Android too.
New Document Delivery Service for Huntington Campus Faculty & Staff! Find out more.
Borrowing Textbooks From Other Libraries - For textbooks not owned by the Marshall University Libraries you may try EZ-Borrow. Unfortunately due to National Interlibrary Loan policies we are unable to order current textbooks through our Interlibrary Loan Department (ILL). Any request submitted through ILL for textbooks will be cancelled.
EndNote is an advanced tool for managing bibliographies, citations, and references. Installation files and support materials are provided. Your Marshall email address is your "username".
Instructions are provided here (PDF) for accessing The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Chronicle is a major news service for United States academic affairs, and has been a finalist and winner of many journalism awards.
Single Sign-On - Everyone may now access library services, MU Online, and much more, by signing on to myMU using their MUNETusername and password. Take a look at Off-Campus Services for other off campus library services.
Reserve a room in Drinko Library and have a quiet place for group meetings or studying. Small (2 individuals), medium (3-4 individuals) and large (5-10 individuals) rooms are available. Music listening equipment is located on the third floor.
Sabrina Thomas, Research and Instruction Librarian for Marshall Libraries, delivered the keynote address at the Cabell County Public Library in-service day on October 8th. Her topic was the role of the library in the information age.
Banned Books Week Display - September 23 - 29, 2018