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Finals Survival Guide: Fall 2018

Library Information

Writing & Research Help

Writing Center tutors are available at:

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Ellis Library, near the Reference Desk: rooms 151E or 151F (map)

Sunday and Thursday: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

  • Campus Residence Halls: Center, Bingham, Mark Twain, and Tiger Reserve

Tuesday – Thursday: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also make an appointment by calling 573-882-2496.

Plan Ahead: Requesting Materials

Don't wait until the last minute to gather your research materials! It will take at least a couple of days to get items from MOBIUS libraries, and if you need to request items via Interlibrary Loan, it can take a bit longer if the item is being shipped from a distant locale. The Libraries cannot guarantee that an item will arrive by a specific date, so it is always best to give yourself as much of a time-window as possible.

Finals Week Events at the Libraries

Therapy Animals

Did you know that petting an animal can help relieve stress? During finals week, therapy dogs will be available in Ellis Library!

Dates and Times TBD - check or @MULibraries on Twitter for updates!

Switching Gears: Resources for Relaxation

If the weather is nice, why not take a moment to recharge in the sun? 

Find Videos

Search the MERLIN catalog for video materials (VHS, DVD, film, and online video)

Search for a video by keyword

Late Night Coffee Shops in the Area

Software & Equipment

Note about Adobe Premier Pro

If you need access to Adobe Premier Pro, the Journalism Library has this program on all of their laptop and desktop computers. You can also access Adobe Premier Pro on the Mac computers at Ellis, in the Information Commons. You can also see the computer labs software link above for more computer lab locations that provide access to this software.  

Study Spaces

Citation Tools

Food on Campus