Distance Learners

As a distance learner at Wheelock College, you have broad access to library resources and services.  If you're enrolled in Wheelock's  off-campus, international, or online programs, this page is for you.

Online Library Resources

Students in all programs have access to Wheelock College Library's vast 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.
  • Most library resources require you to log in with your Wheelock ID and password. Get troubleshooting help here.
  • Check out the Wheelock College Library YouTube channel for show-and-tell help on conducting library research and citing your sources.

Learning & Research Services

As a Wheelock College student, we invite you to make use of our learning & research services. Librarians are here to help you:

  • get started on your research, 
  • find and evaluate appropriate sources,
  • broaden or narrow your focus,
  • cite your sources correctly, and
  • provide a listening ear and a helping hand when you encounter difficulty in your research process.

Although you may be too far away to stop by our location on the Riverway, you can still access "drop-in" research help by using the chat box on the left of this screen, calling us at +1-617-879-2222, or emailing library@wheelock.edu.  We also offer one-on-one research consultations by phone or Skype; request an appointment here.

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  

Students in Worcester, MA and Bridgeport, CT also have access to a college library near the location where classes are held. Wheelock College has agreements with these libraries that allow you to: 

  • Borrow physical materials (books, DVDs, etc.)
  • Get in-person assistance from a librarian
  • Have a quiet and safe place to study
  • Connect to the internet and online library resources

In some cases, you can also request materials from other libraries.  See a librarian at your affiliated college library to ask about this service.

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Affiliated college library:
Sacred Heart University Library
- Guide for Wheelock Students to the SHU Library

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Affiliated college library:
Mondor-Eagen Library at Anna Maria College
Other libraries:
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!

Wheelock College Library
132 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Earl Center for Learning and Innovation
180 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215