Library Resources and Services | Webster University

Library Resources and Services

As you learned in an earlier section of this course, the mission of Emerson Library, Webster University's main library in St. Louis, is to support the teaching, research and intellectual pursuits of Webster University communities worldwide. Emerson Library offers a wealth of resources and special services to students to support their research. All of the following library resources and services are available to your students.


  • Online databases (Link opens in a new window): locate articles, books, financial data, and other types of information
  • Books (Link opens in a new window): search the library catalog and borrow via Document Delivery
  • eBooks (Link opens in a new window): full-length academic books that can be accessed online (Most ebooks are also listed in the library catalog.)
  • Web sites (Link opens in a new window): quality Internet resources on academic subjects selected by librarians

Requesting Materials

Guides and Tutorials

  • Research Guides (Link opens in a new window): brief guides on various topics, such as searching the library catalog, doing research in specific disciplines, writing papers, searching the Internet, etc.
  • Citation Guides (Link opens in a new window): helpful links for doing bibliographies in research papers
  • Copyright and Fair Use Policies (Webster U.) (Link opens in a new window): policy statements, guidelines, sample scenarios, etc.
  • Related topics (Link opens in a new window) may be covered in the "How Do I...?" section of the web site.

Getting Assistance from the Webster University Library

  • Ask a Librarian email service: get research help from a librarian; service available Monday through Friday excluding holidays and other school closings.
  • Toll-free: (800) 985 4279