Tools of the Trade

This page is designed to connect you to tools that are useful to MLIS students, librarians, and information scientists.

Web Product Reviews

Live Chat

Click Live Chat to ask a VSU Reference Librarian a question!


Anywhere Access

Click Anywhere Access to access our library resources from off-campus!


Library of Congess resources

Serial Publications: bibliographic information and bibliometrics

Monographs: bibliographic information


MLIS students will benefit from acquiring expertise in using Worldcat – OCLC’s wordwide OPAC.

Be sure to use the licensed version (link below) as opposed to the open-access version of Worldcat in order to have maximum functionality within this important bibliographic tool. Try “Advanced” and “Expert” searches for the most precise results.

Cataloging Tools

Directories Reference

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