TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University


Visit the Library Service Desk on the first floor of the library or call the Reference Department (660-785-4051)

E-mail your questions to a librarian and receive a response within 24 hours - Ask-A-Librarian

Connect to Databases from Home:

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)-    If you have a broadband high speed connection(e.g. cablemodem or DSL)
  • 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.

Reference Librarians by Discipline- Make an appointment with or contact a librarian in your subject field to help with research

RAP Sessions

Research Assistance Program

Do you think you need a little extra help with your term paper or research project, such as refining your topic, or locating useful and appropriate sources?  We understand that the volume of information available, print and online, can be overwhelming.  Our subject librarians can offer some extra guidance through a RAP (Research Assistance Program) session tailored to your specific research need.

RAP is designed to

  • Provide one-one assistance for research assignments with a subject reference librarian.

  • Help you find appropriate sources of information (databases, print sources) based on the requirements of your assignment.

  • Show you search techniques, including identifying relevant subject headings and limit functions.

  • Help you find valuable resources outside of Pickler through our MOBIUS and Interlibrary Loan services.

Reference librarians can help you find appropriate resources for

  • Class presentations

  • Term papers

  • Undergraduate research projects

  • Graduate thesis or project

To schedule a RAP consultation, you can

  • Contact a subject librarian

  • Use the RAP Request form

  • Call the Reference Department at 785-4051

  • Come to the Library Service Desk, first floor of Pickler Library


Appointment times will vary, but it is recommended that you allow 30-45 minutes for your consultation.


Give RAP a try, and be on your way to “wrapping” up your assignment!


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