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Getting Started!

Welcome to the RESEARCH METHODS Subject Guide!

This guide is designed to help you with research on topics in Research Methods. If you need further assistance, please contact me personally (see profile at right) or the Reference & Government Information desk at 417-836-4535.

Doing reseach well can be difficult. The resources here can clarify the reseach process. To navigate the guide, use the tabs at the top to find different kinds of materials. 

For Help!

For help click on the the Ask a Librarian link from the library homepage for the following types of assistance:

Fall/Spring Chat Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8am - 12mid
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 12noon - 10pm
Holiday, finals, and intersession hours may vary.

When offline, use email service.This service is intended to answer short, factual questions from the students, faculty, and staff of MSU.

  • If not affiliated with MSU, please use this service only if your question concerns the university or some unique resource of the university or library.

Research Consultation Service For in-depth help with a research project, use the Research Consultation Request form to set up an appointment for one-to-one help.   

Email-based reference service Use for quick ready-reference questions.

Walk-In Assistance  Go to the Research & Instruction Help Desk on the first floor of Meyer Library where librarians, staff, and student assistants are on duty to help, or go to any of our public service desks for assistance, or phone 417-836-4535.


William B. Edgar

Reference Librarian


Phone: 417-836-4529