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Services: Distance Education Students

Distance Education Services

Ask A Librarian:  Students don't have to come to the Library to get help from a librarian. You may ask a librarian a question by telephone, email, text, online chat, or Instant Messenger service. 

How to Guides include but are not limited to citing your sources, searching tips, evaluating sources and avoiding plagiarism that  have been compiled by APSU's librarians to help you.

Remote Access allows faculty, staff, and currently registered students of Austin Peay State University to use library databases from home, work, or wherever they have an Internet connection.  NOTE: Students must be registered for the current semester to use Remote Access.  See the directions below:

Go to the Library's homepage; navigate to the database you're looking for and click the link. If you're on campus, you will be connected directly to the database. If you're off campus you will see the Remote Access (Remote Patron Authentication) login screen with instructions prompting you for your User ID.

  • Type in your Last name in the User Name (last name) box.
  • Type in your A number in the Password (A number): box.  Your A number is also known as your Banner ID or Student ID (example: A12345678).
  • Click the submit button.

You will be granted access to the database if you are a currently enrolled student or an Austin Peay State University employee.

Document Delivery:  Distance students may request that items owned by APSU Library be mailed to them.  Distance students may use these same service for requesting material not owned by APSU Library.

Recommend a Book Purchase:  All departmental book requests must come through the department's library representative.

Research Consultation:  Are your searches not yielding the results you expected?  Are you having trouble finding the information you need?  Students may schedule a private consultation with a librarian to obtain assistance with devceloping strategies for your research.  Complete the form to set up your appointment.

Writing Center:  Distance Education students can get help with their papers at the APSU Writing Center via email

Get Writing Support

The Writing Center provides FREE writing support to APSU students in person or email.  Tutors work one-on-one with students on any paper.  Note:  Submit your paper at least 48 hours before the due date to allow yourself time to review our response and make corrections.  If you make multiple corrections, submit your paper for a second look.