The MSU Libraries and the Center for Distance Education have partnered to showcase the wide variety of services available to all of MSU's distance education students, as well as those students working on dissertation and thesis hours out of state.
If you need additional access to information not covered in this guide, contact the Research Services Department at (662) 325-7667 or go to Ask-A-Librarian.
Click the Ask A Librarian bubble to get assistance by phone, email, or our chat service
You can even schedule a one-on-one research consultation for more in-depth help!
You do not have to pay for the research articles you need! Before trying to access articles off campus, be sure to first log in using the secured MSU Virtual Private Network (VPN). This will allow you to access library resources and other campus services which are otherwise restricted to users on the campus network.
Not sure how to use the databases to get to the articles you need here at Mississippi State University Libraries? Use this tutorial to help you learn how! Note: This tutorial is being updated. Some of the screens you see on the current website may look a little different from those in the tutorial.
Length of tutorial: 5:42
Not sure how to use the online catalog to get to the books you need here at Mississippi State University Libraries? Use this tutorial to help you learn how! Note: This tutorial is being updated. To get MSU library books by mail, distance learners should use the Place Hold button, rather than logging into ILLiad, as shown in this tutorial.
Length of tutorial: 4:06
Did you know that, as a distance learner, you can get many articles emailed to you directly at no cost? Use this tutorial to sign up for an Interlibrary Loan account (with ILLiad) and get started today!
Length of tutorial: 3:26