Being a distance learner can be challenging, but remember, librarians are here to help. We can help you decide on a research topic, find sources for a paper or project, select databases for research, refine your database searches to make them more precise and efficient, and much more. We also have a myriad of services to help you get the information you need, including document delivery, interlibrary loan, and our state-wide book borrowing system, Mobius.
We also have a variety of ways for you to ask for help:
Phone Reference Service: Call us at 417-836-4535
Walk-In Assistance: Go to the Reference and Government Information Desk on the first floor of Meyer Library.
Research Consultation Service: For in-depth help with a research project, use the Research Consultation Request form to set up an appointment with a librarian. Distance Learners can choose how they wish to meet - either face-to-face, over the phone, or via email.
Who is a Distance Learner?
Distance Learners are registered as Missouri State University students, take their classes off the Springfield campus (remote sites, online, etc.), and live outside the Springfield city limits.