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The first meeting will be in the Spring of 2024

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Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Emerson Library building.  With over 5 million visits since opening, you have shown how important the library is to you. We are grateful for our donors,  faculty, students, and staff throughout Webster’s network, who have helped make the library successful. 

September Book Giveaway 

Selection: The Hero of This Book by Elizabeth McCracken 

Recommender: Susan Perabo, Alumna '89, Author, Writer in Residence and Professor of English at Dickinson College

Enter by: September 30, 2023

Enter here! 



“This book walks the narrow and tricky line between fiction and
memoir, and what I love most about it is that it explores that murky distinction repeatedly as the story unfolds. The narrator, a middle-aged novelist and creative writing teacher who has just lost her beloved and complicated mother, tells us she hates memoirs, yet it's clear as she recounts the story of her mother's life that she is, almost against her will, writing one. Is the same true for Elizabeth McCracken, a middle-aged novelist and creative writing teacher who -- prior to writing this book -- has just lost her beloved and complicated mother? You'll have to decide for yourself. "

Susan Perabo, Alumna '89, Author, Writer in Residence and Professor of English at Dickinson College


Stand up for the freedom to read       

As books are being banned across the country, join the library team in a silent statement as we stand up for our right to read. The American Library Association has designated the first week of October as Banned Books Week.  ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom documented 1,269 demands to censor library books and resources in 2022.

Webster University Library will honor your right to read by hosting a Banned Book Read In on October 2, 2023, from 8am-10pm.

Come to the library, choose a banned book from our carts, grab a snack and a sticker (while they last,) and find a comfy place to read. Stay as long as you like. It's a quiet way to stand up for the freedom to read. 


As we begin the new school year, the most important thing to remember when doing research is that research experts are standing by to assist you. We can help you select a research topic, navigate library resources, and get better Google results. When you make the most of library resources and services, you can turn in your best work. Reach us through 24-hour chat, email, or call us at 1-800-985-4279.

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Webinars: Library Resources Overviews – Fall 1, 2023

Your library offers many services and resources online and at any time of the day or night! Join us to learn how to:

  • search for scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles, books and eBooks 
  • find a Research Guide for your program/major
  • access articles and books in your online library or request copies with a click
  • get help from a librarian, 24/7 
  • attend live to ask your questions!

This session is repeated twice. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom with instructions for joining the session. After the session, we will send everyone who registered a link to a recording. 


Register here for:

Library Resources Overview

Thursday, August 31 AM/morrning in China, Europe, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Register for the 5:00 pm (CDT) Zoom session here.


Thursday, August 31, 2023 -- 8:30 to 9:00 am U.S. Central Daylight Time (CDT) 

Register for the 8:30 am (CDT) Zoom session here.


Can’t wait for the webinar? Check out recorded webinars on our Training Videos page. Here, you’ll find help with getting started, research and writing, citation and managing your research, and help for your major/program. 



Research Tip: One Good Source Leads to Many More!

One strategy for successful research is to let one great source lead you to more! By looking at the citations at the end of an article, you can find a trail to more relevant articles.

But with over 100 online resources available through the library, it can be difficult to choose a starting point for searching. Let us show you shortcuts that will save you time and hassle:

Find out more about looking up specific articles


We're excited to introduce Statista, a new library database for industry facts and figures! Statista is a powerful tool to help you to visualize and analyze data from over 425 industries, public opinion polls, media, and the economy from 50+ counties . The Statista Global Consumer Survey provides up-to-date data on demographic and spending patterns and replaces MRI Mediamark with more current information from a worldwide perspective. Statista will be particularly useful for projects in marketing, advertising, media, and social media, and anywhere statistical information can help you to tell the story of today's trends and forecast tomorrow's. 


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