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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

December 15
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Adverse events are a part of life, as much as we wish they weren’t. In this session, Licensed Professional Counselor, Jenna McDonnell, returns to discuss that while we can’t prevent every bad event that happens, we can make empowered decisions around how to handle our emotional responses when they do.


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

January 24
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Finding answers to research questions on the internet usually takes a lot more strategy than doing a simple Google search for answers.

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.

February 23
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Do you find yourself needing state or federal government information, but don't know where to start looking?

This session will examine several resources that will allow you to easily access the state or federal information you need, including Digital State Agency Publications, Missouri law resources, the website, and other federal law resources.


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.

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