Distance Students' Library Services

Welcome to the Library!

The Gordon B. Olson Library is committed to providing quality library services to all MSU students and faculty. These services extend to MSU students taking online classes as well as students enrolled in MSU classes at remote sites.

The following are some of the services available to distance students:

Access to Library Databases from Off-Campus
Distance students must login to the library’s databases using their NDUS credentials to search for articles.
login to the library’s databases using NDUS credentials

The Gordon B. Olson Library provides access to multiple indexes and databases for specific fields such as business, education, humanities, criminal justice, natural sciences, technology, and the social sciences. General databases with select full-text content are also available and include:

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To access the library's databases, visit the Databases and Other Reference Sources Listed A-Z page.

Ben Bruton Ben Bruton is the library contact for all off-campus students and provides regular Personal Librarian assistance (via email, phone, or Zoom consultations) throughout each semester. He can be reached by email at: ben.bruton@minotstateu.edu or by phone at: (701) 858-3013.

Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan is a free service provided to all students, faculty, and staff of Minot State University. Distance students can use interlibrary loan to have research materials (primarily books and articles) mailed to them, whether these materials are available at the Gordon B. Olson Library or other libraries.

Interlibrary loan requests can be placed through article databases, through the Interlibrary Loan page, or through the ODIN & WorldCat catalogs. Most library databases will have an interlibrary loan link that reads “Order through Interlibrary Loan.”

Once you click on the order link, the database will fill in the citation information for you; all you need to do is include your contact information and campus ID number (and click Submit to send the request).

You can also fill out an ILL request form by visiting the Interlibrary Loan page,
select the type of item you wish to order (article or book, dvd, cd, etc.) and fill out the complete form (remember to click Submit).

Jolene Nechiporenko If you have trouble submitting a request or have questions, please contact Jolene Nechiporenko, the Access Services Librarian. To reach her, you can send an email to jolene.nechiporenko@minotstateu.edu or call (701) 858-3868.