TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University

Guide for MAE Students

Information Consultation  |  Education Research Guide | Truman Masters Theses
Special services for MAE students who are not in Kirksville

Information Consultation

Daisy Rearick is the Reference Librarian for Education.  You may contact her to help you with database searching, literature reviews, general overall help in the library.  Set up an information consultation.

Education Research Guide

This guide is prepared for students of education at Truman State University.  It lists the databases, Web sites, and other resources of special interest education students and faculty.

Truman Masters Theses

All Master's theses written by students at Truman State University (1997+) are available online through Dissertations and Theses at ProQuest. You may search by author, keyword, and faculty advisor.  To immediately view the first 24 pages of a thesis, click on PREVIEW.  To download an entire thesis, click on PDF (Downloading takes several minutes so you may supply your e-mail address to be notified when the process is completed).  NOTE:  Access to full text is restricted to use on the Truman network.

Special Services for MAE Students Teaching Away from Kirksville

Borrowing Books and Using Other Libraries Photocopying Articles   
Research Databases  | Curriculum Library


Borrowing Books and Using Other Libraries

If you are teaching away from Kirksville, you may visit any MOBIUS library and check out books using your Truman I.D.  You may also order books through MOBIUS (from Truman or elsewhere) at any time; you can request that the books be sent to any MOBIUS library--wherever it is most convenient for you.

Items not available through our library or MOBIUS may be requested through the Interlibrary Loan Office.  Items will be FAXed or mailed to you.
Contact:  Lori Allen at 660-785-4534, or e-mail

Click here for more information on Interlibrary Loan.

Photocopying Articles

If you are teaching away from Kirksville, the Library will provide, at no charge, copies of articles that you need from periodicals in our collection.  These must be articles relating to your course work or teaching responsibilities.
Contact:  Susan Hamilton at 660-785-4043, or e-mail

Also, copies of ERIC documents published before 1993 will be sent to you as needed, although there is a limit of about 50 pages on photocopying ERIC documents.  Documents published after 1993 are available online through the official ERIC site which is free to the public.

Contact:  Daisy Rearick at 660-785-4048, or e-mail for more information.

Research Databases

You should use the databases on the Education Research Guide.  You can access our subscription-based databases when you are off campus.  Select the  mode of access below and follow the directions:

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) - If you have a broadband high speed connection.

  • Proxy Server - If you are using a commercial dial-up system (e.g. Mark Twain or Nemr) and have a regular phone modem for speeds up to 56kbps.

If you are unable to access a database you need, a reference librarian will search the database and FAX or email the results to you.  You may select the items you need and send your requests back.  Contact Daisy Rearick at 660-785-4048 or

Curriculum Library

Curriculum Library books will be loaned to interns for 14 days, subject to recall if needed by another user.  You may request the books to be mailed if you are unable to get to Kirksville to check them out.  You may also renew them online through your account in the library catalog.
Note:  If you don't return recalled books on time, the fine is $1.00 per day.
Contact:  Sharon Hackney at 660-78-7366, or

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