Off Campus Library Services

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Off-Campus Services

The Marshall University Libraries provide extensive services for students who are distance learners or have nontraditional library needs. In addition to online access to over 100 databases in various subject areas and more than 4500 unique journal, magazine and newspaper titles in full-text, the libraries provide interlibrary loan and document delivery service and research assistance to students in classes offered through the Marshall University regional campuses, BlackBoard online courses, dual enrollment and military programs. We invite you to make the Libraries' homepage ( your starting point for accessing a wealth of quality online resources!

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  • Drinko Library Reference Desk (304) 696-2334
  • South Charleston Campus Library Reference (304) 746-8910
  • Toll-Free: 1-800-818-9816 (Drinko Library-Huntington)
  • Toll-Free: 1-800-642-9842 (MUSC-South Charleston Campus)
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  • Text A Librarian: 304-241-6641

Access library databases from off-campus

You will see this remote login form when you click on a link to an article database from off-campus:
Remote Login Form  

Access your V-Drive from off-campus

Use ftp to access your virtual drive: pdf

Order articles not found online

Set up an Information Delivery Services (IDS) account to order articles and books. As an off-campus or distance student you can order books and articles to be mailed to you at your home address. A photocopying fee or return mailing costs may apply.

Find out if a specific periodical is available online

Search Journals Search, typing in the specific periodical title you are looking for. If the periodical is available online, you will see a database name where you can view full-text articles from that periodical.

Find books

Search the library catalog to locate books, videos, sound recordings, government documents, and other items in the Marshall University libraries. Order items through your IDS account. Links to our collections of e-books are available at e-resources.

Find articles

Use a library database to locate full-text articles as well as citations to articles.

  • A good place to begin your research is with Academic Search Premier from EBSCOHost where you will find numerous full-text articles that you can print off.
  • For extensive news coverage (including the full-text of the Charleston papers), try LEXIS-NEXIS Academic, also full-text.
  • Use the databases list to select a subject-specific database: All Databases by Title
  • Items that you cannot access full-text online can be ordered through your IDS account.

Get online help

Use the libraries' many research guides to help you do research in a variety of subject areas from art to women's studies. Or use the guides at evaluating sources to show you how to cite your sources, differentiate between popular and scholarly periodicals, or evaluate Web pages. Try Ask a Librarian, an e-mail reference service, to ask more specific questions. For answers to common questions about the libraries, try our FAQ database.