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 (http://www.marshall.edu/library) your starting point for accessing a wealth of quality online resources!
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.
Use a library database to locate full-text articles as well as citations to articles.
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.
Try our Distance Learning research guide