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Accessibility in the Library: Research, Reference & Instruction

Library support for persons with disabilities

Research By...

... Subject

Guides for specific disciplines such as Art, Ecology, and Psychology. These include links to library databases, websites and other resources.

... Course

Guides for specific courses such as WRIT 101 (College Writing),  HSTA 371 (Women in America), and PUAD 595 (Environmental Governance & Policy). These include links to library databases, websites and tutorials.


Write and Publish

Math and Writing tutoring is often available at the library.

Need help writing your thesis or dissertation?

Reference and Research Assistance

General research assistance

Reference and research services are available in person at the Information Center, Level 3, directly across from the library entrance at the Mansfield Library and immediately left of the entrance at the Mansfield Library at Missoula College.

Individual Consultations

Research and Instruction librarians represent all academic units on campus and may be contacted for individual reference and research assistance either by appointment or during designated office hours.

Extended reference assistance using assistive technology

Users who require extended reference assistance using assistive technology equipment are encouraged to make an appointment.

Off-campus reference assistance is available via

  • Chat: available during most open hours
  • Call: 406-243-6866
  • Text: 406-68-MONTE
  • Ask Us: a reference help service form. Your questions will be answered as soon as possible.


The library provides many options for searching for information. OneSearch is often the best place to start;  here you can find a wide variety of resources including books, newspapers, magazines, journal articles, digitized collections, movies and more all from a single search.  OneSearch connect you to resources owned by the Mansfield Library and 15 other Montana academic libraries. 

Try it out

by  following this link to open OneSearch in a new window

Get searching tips

by visiting our suite of video tutorials that help with topic selection, searching, citations, copyright and more.

Library Instruction

Users with disabilities who need accommodations during library instruction sessions should contact their professor who will make arrangements with the library instructor. Arrangements may include, but are not limited to, scheduling classrooms in the most physically accessible rooms and one-on-one instruction using assistive technology equipment.

Improve Your Research Skills

Study smarter. Do better research (and, maybe, get a better grade).  Choose one of the popular guides below, browse all tutorials, or attend a workshop.