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Library Resources for Online and Distance Students   Tags: distance_education, distance_learning, online_courses  

This guide contains library services for students participating in online and distance classes at KU.
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Instructional Design Librarian

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Kim Glover
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Anschutz Library, 785-864-1975
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Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Universal Design, Online Education, Pedagogy

KU Center for Online and Distance Learning (CODL)

Starting Points

These are suggested starting points for your research.

  • Research Guides by Subject/Course
    Research guides created by KU Libraries staff. They are organized by subject and course. These online guides are a valuable source for finding relevant and credible resources for your research needs.
  • "How To" Videos
    These guides contain short videos designed to explain and demonstrate how to use the library resources available to you. Examples of what you will find include, search strategies to make your research more efficient, how to evaluate resources, how to request items the KU Libraries don't have, and the different citation software available to you to make your research and writing easier.
  • Search Databases to Find Articles and More
    Search by subject, keyword, or citation to find articles, journals, books, websites, and other electronic resources through our list of subscribed databases. Can be used off-campus by logging-in with your KU Online ID.
  • Search the KU Catalog for Books and More
    This link will take you to the online catalog to search for items that the KU Libraries own in print and electronically. You will find books, journals, videos, music, newspapers and more!
  • Request Articles, Books, & More
    Resource Sharing offers multiple services for KU faculty, staff, authorized affiliates, and students to obtain library materials (books, dvd’s, cd’s, music scores, etc.), copies of articles, or book chapters either owned or not owned by the KU Libraries.

Writing & Citing

  • KU Writing Center
    The KU Writing Center offers face-to-face and videoconference meetings with writing consultants, as well as writing help via email. They provide writing help and feedback including citation assistance.
  • Citation Management Tools
    How to select and use Citation Tools such as EndNote and Zotero. Also includes a list of Citation Generators such as BibME and EasyBib.


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Fran Devlin
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Watson Library, Rm. 350
(785) 864-8925
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