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Recordings and Tutorials: Distance Students

Distance Students Welcome Video

If you have a problem playing the clip above, you can also watch it on the MU Libraries YouTube Channel:



Distance Learners

For more informaiton about services for Online Students, please visit the Distance Learner's Page:

Distance Learners Video Script


Welcome Online Students! We at the MU Libraries want to invite you to use and enjoy the various resources we have to offer.  Online students are an important part of our campus.  We want you to feel at home and comfortable finding the materials you need to succeed at MU.

In a traditional library setting you might find yourself in the midst of shelf upon shelf of periodicals looking for a specific journal and article.  However, with today’s advanced technologies most of the same articles can be found online by accessing one or several of the databases.

Gateway Page:

The MU Libraries gateway page is a great place to start when you are looking for resources or assistance.  From this page you can link to all of our branch libraries including Health Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Journalism, and Engineering.  You can also find out information about library services offered at MU such as text, chat, or email. While you may not be on campus, helpful librarians are only a mouse click away.


You may not know that online students have access to virtually the same library resources as on campus students.  All you need to access these materials is your paw print, which is your university ID and login.  These resources range from electronic databases with journal articles to databases with video and image files.  And if you need a traditional print book, we can deliver that also!

Distance Learner’s Page:

Did you know we have a specific librarian for every field of study at MU Libraries? These specialists are known as subject librarians and are available for assistance with research and resources within your discipline.  Find yours by clicking on the Contact a Subject Librarian Link from the Distance Learners page.  The Distance Learner’s page has information on how to check out books, where to find articles, how to access your accounts, as well as links and information about other important resources at MU Libraries.  We hope you will visit us often.


On behalf of the entire MU Libraries staff we welcome you into the virtual library and hope that our libraries will contribute significantly to a quality learning experience.