Distance Education Library Services

Golden Library provides full library services to distance education students to support their research needs in a manner as equivalent as possible to those of Portales campus students. Contact the Distance Education Librarian for help using library resources and services from off campus.

Get help or information:

How To Do Library Research: See Library Research Help for in-depth assistance. Learn how to:

  • use the library's online catalog
  • use subject-appropriate periodical databases to locate journal articles
  • critically evaluate the material you find
  • cite your sources, avoid plagiarism...much more

Library Resources:

Request Books and Articles:

Use the ILLiad system to request research material from Golden Library and other libraries.

Research Tip Sheets:

Electronic Reserves: View readings placed on electronic reserve. Your instructor will give you a password for password-restricted material.

Free Software: EasyBib (bibliographic management software)
Zotero (bibliographic management software)
Google Advanced Scholar Search
Evernote (save files and photos--retrieve from any device)
ePUBReader (Firefox users only)
Online File Converter
Tiny URL (convert large URLs to tiny ones)
VideoNot.es (take online notes while watching educational videos)
Live Binders (create online binders for storage and presentation)
Prezi Presentations (create and share presentations online)


Contact the librarian to request a Passport to use the following academic libraries: UNM, NMHU, NMSU, WNMU. The Passport enables you to check out material and use resources in other libraries, but it does not permit online access from a distance.