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New Student Guide to Webster University Libraries

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Ask A Librarian for help finding sources, narrowing or expanding your topic, and more!​

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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.

Use the Library Home Page to find library resources

Webster University Libraries home page showing search publications tabs and big blue services buttons











Search Publications & Research

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

  • Articles: multiple EBSCO databases simultaneously to produce a multidisciplinary list of articles that contain your search words or phrases.  
  • 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.
  • eBooks: find the electronic books that you have access to as part of our collection. 
  • 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.  
  • Research guides: for librarian-curated course and subject guides - great starting points for your research.
  • Videos: for DVDs and streaming videos in our collections. 


Big Blue Buttons

  • Articles & Databases links to lists of recommended databases by subject available through the library.
  • Contact A Librarian connects to a page with information on getting research help in person, via phone or email, 24/7 chat, and FAQs.
  • Research Guides librarian-curated subject and course guides.

We are here to 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

Getting Started -- Overview of Services and Resources