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Distance Education: Getting Started

This guide is designed to help online students locate and use the MC Library's online resources.

MC Distance Learning

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Library Services for Distance Learners

Students enrolled in online courses at Mississippi College have easy access to a wide variety of library resources with 24/7 access.  Use the tabs at the top to find information on services and resources the library provides for you.

The most Frequently Asked Questions are:

  • How can I access the library's databases?
    You may access these resources by using your MC campus network login.  If you don't know your NOVELL username and password, you may get that from the MCnet Information Lookup page.  You may also call the Reference Desk at the library (925-3916) for instructions on retrieving your password or for answers to your questions about the databases
  • Can I request an article from a journal that's not online?
    Distance Learning students can request articles that are available in print by filing out this Ask A Librarian form.
  • What are E-Reserves?  Can distance learning students access them?
    Your professor may put materials on reserve for you to read. You can search these by your professor's name or by course.  You will need your MCnet login information to access e-reserves.
  • Can I borrow books from the library? 
    At this time Speed Library does not send books to distance learning students. 

Research Help

To better understand how to conduct effective research, check out our research tutorial.