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Reference Services

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Learn more about conducting research, using the library's resources and services, and more by scheduling a session with our Training Librarian! Each session is done virtually and is customized to your team, division, or agency needs.


To book a FREE training or get more information, contact Outreach and Training Librarian, Julie Cox, at or 573.522.2796.

Upcoming Webinars

January 27
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Missouri State Library Reference Services Division is YOUR library — the library for state employees. If you don’t know much about us, or if you want a refresher on the many resources and services we provide for state employees, this class is for you!

We will cover how to access our digital collection of eBooks, research articles, magazine and newspaper pieces, business profiles, legislative research tools, and much more!


You will receive a confirmation email with login instructions after you register.

February 22
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The majority of the time, research questions take a lot more strategy than a simple Google search to answer.

In this session, we will delve into the best ways to navigate internet research by learning how to create the perfect search string to receive the best research results. From there we will discover the best reliable resources to search including Google Scholar, the deep web, the library's digital resources, and more!


You will receive a confirmation email with login instructions after you register.

March 24
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join us as guest speaker, Salena Morgan, discusses all the wonderful services that Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library provides for the blind and visually impaired, those with reading disabilities, organic dysfunctions, and people with physical disabilities that affect the use of traditional books throughout Missouri, and how to determine whether you or someone you know are eligible to use their library.

She will also cover several common accessibility issues within documents and websites that can be addressed so that anyone can access your materials with ease.


You will receive a confirmation email with login instructions after you register.

Training Videos for State Employees

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Find professional development training videos on a variety of topics with Access Video on Demand! Either for personal use or for your staff, there are topics for every aspect of your work life. View the playlists below or discover more with the subject search

Reference Services provides an extensive collection of training videos with leader guides for use by state employees in the following topics for individual or group use:

You can see the full listing of our training media in our catalog. All of our resources can be checked out with a Missouri State Library Card.

Webinar Recordings


Use these tutorials to get step-by-step help to using our resources and services.

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