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New Student Guide to Webster University Library

Who is this guide for?

This guide is designed for all Webster Students, including those taking classes on any Webster Campus or online.  We have a lot to offer at the library and want to make you aware of the services and resources that can help you be a successful student.

Introduction to the library homepage

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Top navigation menu

From the library homepage at you may select the navigational tabs to search:

  • About details organizational information about the Library, including: mission statement, staff directory, policies and procedures, hours, directions, and more. 
  • Search Tools lists systems and resources available within the Library's collection to help find information. 
  • Research Support lists guides and other resources to support research activities.
  • Services details important services the Library offers as well as provides information on how to borrow and request material, reserve a room, print, and more. 
  • International Libraries lists the international campuses and directs you to your campuses homepage where you can search for library material available to you at your home campus.

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  • Databases links to lists of recommended databases by subject available through the library.
  • Journals & Magazines journal, magazine or newspapers records to find whether a title is available full text, what year it is available, what database it is available though and link directly to the journal.  
  • Catalog the library catalog for books, eBooks, DVDs, streaming videos, music recordings (including streaming audio), scores, and more. Here are some tips for searching the library catalog.
  • Research Guides librarian-curated subject and course guides.

We can help!

We can help with research, library resources and any questions about the library!  We welcome questions from all of our students, on any campus or taking classes online.  There are many ways to contact us: chat, phone, email or in person.  You can also set up an appointment with a Subject Specialist Librarian.  Here's a link to a page with information about how to get help in the library: Webster University Ask A Librarian - Get research and citation help

Video: Overview of library services and resources