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Research Guide for Online and Distance Education   Tags: distance, distance_ed, distance_education, general, online, subjectgeneral  

A guide to the Ball State University Libraries' resources and services for students and faculty participating in Online and Distance Education programs. You can access this guide directly by going to
Last Updated: Jun 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Did you know that you can access the academic journal, Distance Education, through the library's database subscription?


About this Guide


This guide is designed to connect Ball State University Online and Distance Education students and faculty to relevant services and resources. 

Click on the tabs above to access the following information:

Background Information:  Links and guides to finding background information and electronic reference sources available through the University Libraries and on the World Wide Web

Books:  Information about how to find print and electronic books in the BSU Libraries and other libraries worldwide, and guidelines for requesting books through Interlibrary Loan

Articles:  Links and guides to interdisciplinary and subject-specific article databases as well as information about MultiLink and Interlibrary Loan

Dissertations:  Information about how to find dissertations and theses in print and online and a guide to conducting thesis research

Multimedia:  Links to online image and multimedia resources, information regarding University Libraries media collections, and guides to copyright issues

Research Tools:  Links to citation style guides and useful bibliographic management software and cloud computing applications 

For Faculty:  Information for distance educators regarding library instruction, e-reserves, Blackboard, and copyright

HELP!:  Information about requesting an online reference appointment as well as other ways to get assistance from a librarian help

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section

On this page, the left sidebar contains links to helpful resources in addition to University Libraries services and resources.  The right sidebar contains my contact information.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know!


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