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Meyer Library Information

Street Address:
850 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy
Springfield, MO 65897


Library Hours

Monday-Thursday, 7 am- 2 am

Friday, 7 am- 6 pm

Saturday, 9 am- 6 pm

Sunday, 12 Noon- 2 am

These are regular semester hours.  Hours may be different during holidays.  Check the library's home page for hours during these times.


Visitors may park in the visitor's parking lot at the corner of National Avenue and Monroe Street (lot 13) or other metered parking on campus.  The closest metered parking to the library is in Lot 19 on John Q. Hammons Pkwy.

Visitors may park in reserved lots, commuter and residence hall lots without a permit from 5:00 p.m. Friday to 7:00 a.m. Monday, except where posted otherwise. 

Parking Map

Log-in Information

You will need to login when accessing the library databases from off Missouri State's campus.  When you click on a database title, you will see a screen that says "Library Proxy Login."  Just enter your User ID (without @sgf) and Password. 

Visit the Trouble Shooting page if you have problems logging in.

If you need further assistance you can contact the Help Desk at 417-836-5891.




Welcome to the GEP Research Study Guide!

Use the tabs above to find links for various types of information. 

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please use the information on the right to contact me (either chat, phone, or email).

If you are having trouble finding what you need and want immediate assistance feel free to call the Information Desk at (417) 836-4700.  You can also email reference or set up a research consultation by using the Ask A Librarian link. 

Common Reader

Searchpath: Information Literacy Tutorial

Searchpath will help you learn to find and critically evaluate information sources. By increasing your information literacy skills, you can more effectively search, select, and evaluate those sources.

This tutorial, sponsored by Missouri State University Libraries, is a self-paced six module tutorial that allows hands-on exploration of resources. Each module includes a short quiz.

Understanding the Cycle of Information

The Information today's events are tomorrow's information.

by University of Illinois Libraries

How to Use this Guide

  1. Begin by viewing the two tutorials on this page.  These will provide you with a better idea of what information is and how to find the information that is relevant to you. 
  2. If you are still unsure about types of resources and differences in sources go to the "What is a ...?" tab.
  3. When you are ready to start your research and find sources, choose the appropriate tab such as Finding Books, Finding Articles, etc...
  4. The Database Tutorials found throughout the guide contain extra help and step by step instruction on how to search and navigate the various databases you may use for your assignments.
  5. The Research Tips & Tutorials tab is available to give you any additional help.
  6. Feel free to contact us if you need any assistance. 
  7. Remember, the Home tab contains our contact information, hours, and location (and a link to our Citation Guide)!


Ask a Librarian