As a distance learner at Wheelock College, you have access to a vast array library resources and services. If you're enrolled in Wheelock's off-campus, international, or online programs, this page is for you.
Get Online Library Resources
Students in all programs have access to Wheelock College Library's online resources. Here are a few places you might get started:
- Databases A to Z contains a comprehensive overview of our online resources. Databases may contain full-text reference works, journal and magazine articles, e-books, videos, or images. For more information, click on the info icon next to the name of the database that interests you.
- Research Guides are built by Wheelock librarians to help you get started on your research assignments. We recommend that you find the research guide for your major or program, and keep it in your personal bookmarks! If your professor has requested a research guide for a specific class, you'll find it here too.
- Students in the Worcester-based MSW program: see the Wheelock@Worcester library guide for more!
- Most library resources require you to log in with your Wheelock ID and password. Get troubleshooting help here.
Get Help at a Distance
- Want help from a real, live human?
- Use the yellow chat box on this page, give us a call (617-879-2222), or send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about library resources.
- We also offer on-demand research help via phone and IM chat every day that the library is open (check our hours here).
- And we heartily invite you to make an appointment for a 1-on-1 research consultation with your librarian!
- Having trouble accessing resources from off campus? Get troubleshooting help here.
- Looking to DIY? Check out the Wheelock College Library YouTube channel for show-and-tell help on conducting library research and citing your sources.
Faculty teaching in distance programs are encouraged to get in touch with Maric Kramer, Learning & Research Services Librarian, to discuss options for class-based librarian support.
Libraries Near Your Program
Wheelock@Worcester students also have access to Mondor-Eagen Library at Anna Maria College. Wheelock College has an agreement with this library that allows you to:
- Borrow physical materials from that library (books, DVDs, etc.)
- Get in-person assistance from a librarian
- Have a quiet and safe place to study
- Use campus computers, or access campus wifi on your own laptop or mobile device
In some cases, you can also request materials from other libraries. See a librarian at your affiliated college library to ask about this service.
Check out the ARC website for information about the Academic and Research Collaborative, a coalition of academic, public, and special research libraries. The ARC Members page serves as a quick guide to the ARC member libraries' directories, hours, and directions.
Public libraries and WorldCat.org
Don't forget that your local public library can also be a great resource during your degree program. And WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of thousands of libraries around the world, find an item of interest, and then locate a library near you that owns it. Search WorldCat to find books, music, video, and audio in libraries near you.
Have more questions about library services for distance learners?
You can email Maric Kramer, Learning & Research Services Librarian, for more information. She loves to hear from students and faculty in distance and online programs, so don't hesitate to get in touch!