Resources for the FSU Online Student

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  • Everything we do at the library is to support student success. To help you get the resources you need without ever setting your foot in the library. To help you with your assignments. To make you’re experience at FSU experience better. Whatever is available to students on campus is available to students who are off campus.
  • Our library is an academic library and is different than a public library (the way we organize books, the types of books and journals that are available are suited for your assignments.) So instead of going to the public library – come to us for your academic assignments. Not that public libraries don’t have great resources as well.The library is a quiet place to study. We have areas for group study. We are open 7 days a week during the semester; most nights till 1:00am. The café will be open. We have computers available to use and provide wireless access. So even if you are taking an online class, you are able to use all of the resources on campus.Librarians want to help! Ask us anything. Weanswer questions on how to start your research paper, what are the best sources to use, how to cite your sources. Reach us by phone, email, IM, or text. Use our subject research guides. We have worked w/ your professors before so we are familiar with their assignments.
  • The online library: request books from other libraries, find our hours, contact us, find help through our research guides. Go to search for library. So bookmark this url. We also have links to the website through Blackboard and my.framingham.


  • 1. Whittemore Library Orientation
    Library Resources for the Online Student
    Millie Gonzalez, Reference Librarian
  • 2. It is all about you!
  • 3. The Library: A quiet place to study
  • 4.
  • 5. Some Tips for the Online Student
    Start your research with the subject guides.
    Know your Blackboard username/password. When you are off campus, you need to enter it to get access
    Get a FSU library card – we can arrange for you to get a card through the phone. Ask for Peg Snyder.
    Ask for help! Librarians can help withbrainstorming key words, recommending the best sources, locating peer reviewed articles, citing sources, ordering books, finding a class…
    And don’t use Wikipedia – professors don’t like it
    Any Questions? Millie Gonzalez,