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Research Help for Regional Campus & Online Students

This page provides useful information to help students at SEMO's regional campuses and those taking online courses.

Background Information

Understanding basic facts and other background information about your topic makes it easier to search and identify what you want to research. The easiest place to find this information through the library is in our reference sources. These sources include specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, pro and con arguments on current issues, image collections, quick biographies, and statistics.

Background Information

Understanding basic facts and other background information about your topic makes it easier to search and identify what you want to research. The easiest place to find this information through the library is in our reference sources. These sources include specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, pro and con arguments on current issues, image collections, quick biographies, and statistics.

Research Help

The librarians are happy to provide research assistance for your projects and papers. 

Librarians can help you to:

  • Select search terms.
  • Identify where to find books, articles, and other library resources for your topic.
  • Use library and web search tools more effectively.
  • Evaluate the quality of what your find.
  • Fill gaps in your research.

We are available to help via online chat, text, email, or phone.