Resources for Distance Students
If you need help with any aspect of your research, there are many resources available to you.
Reference librarians are available to assist you with your research needs, from establishing a research topic and locating appropriate resources to using these resources.
Ask a Librarian: Provides directions on how to contact Reference librarians. You can get research help in-person, by phone, via e-mail, or through AskMN, a chat reference service available 24/7.
Research Assistance: SCSU librarians can help you pick a topic, find articles, create a bibliography, and more. For research assistance, contact a librarian directly or use a librarian-created guide.
Call the Reference Desk: You may also speak with a reference librarian in person by calling (320) 308-4755 or toll-free at (877) 856-9786.
Library Search: Provides links for searching articles, books, and more. When you use a database from off campus, you will be prompted to log on using your StarID and password. If you haven't already done so, you will need to activate your StarID using your Tech ID number.
Full Text Online Articles
When searching in the article databases, you may see a FindIt! link next to an article citation. FindIt! will link you directly to the online, full text article if it is available. When you find an article that you need, click on the FindIt! link and if it is available in full text, you will be sent to the appropriate database that contains that article. If the article is not available online, you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan. Please indicate that you are a distance learner in the “Notes” section of the form.
The Journal and Newspaper Titles list is searchable by journal title and will indicate if a journal is available in full text online, in what database and for what dates. If you have citation for an article you need to find but don’t where to find the article, search for the journal title to see if the issue you need is available online. If the article is not available online, you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan. Please indicate that you are a distance learner in the “Notes” section of the form.