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Faculty Resources

Library resources and services for MUW and MSMS Faculty

Office of Undergraduate Research

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The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) operates to support and encourage undergraduate researchers at the Mississippi University for Women. We provide opportunities for students to participate in projects, conferences, publications, and internships that focus on conducting research and creative exploration. We encourage interactions among students, the university, and the community—and through these interactions, we hope to produce MUW graduates who have valuable skills and impactful experiences. The OUR is located in Fant Memorial Library. 

Athena Commons

What is Athena Commons?

Athena Commons is an open access institutional repository that collects, digitizes, and showcases university scholarship across multiple disciplines and formats. 

MUW and MSMS faculty, staff, and students should contact Fant Library at if you are interested in depositing your research materials. Together and often with assistance from the Collection Development Librarian, we will determine if you have the rights to deposit your research materials, or if we need to seek permission from the rights holder in order to make the deposit. For each item submitted to the repository, the rightsholder must agree to the non-exclusive Repository agreement.  For more information, visit our LibGuide to AthenaCommons.

What Kind of Materials Can I Submit?

● Published journal articles, books, book chapters

● Final draft manuscripts

● Conference presentations and posters (.pdf format required)

● Research data

● Theses and dissertations

● And More!

Reserve a room in the library

To reserve the Gail P. Gunter Multipurpose room or the Tiered Classroom, please use the online registration form on the Facilities Management website.

To reserve a seminar or conference room, like the one pictured, click below.

Reserve equipment

We have the following available for 24-hour checkout:

  • Audio recorder
  • Projectors
  • Video cameras
  • DVD/Blu-ray player
  • Speakers
  • Headsets (headphones with microphone)
  • Whiteboards
  • Wireless keyboard/mouse
  • Wireless presenter

Click here to learn more about or reserve any of this equipment.

Fab Lab

3D Technologies

Learn more about and experiment with emerging technologies in our Fab Lab. Tinker with high and low tech gadgets on your own, or involve your students in a class project. Currently, our Tech Lab features:

  • 3D printer
  • 3D doodle pens
  • 3D scanner
  • ...and more!

For more information on the Fab Lab, contact

Wide Format Printing

Format, Design, and Print your research posters or your student's work using our wide format printer. For design tips, poster templates, and information about software and printing costs, visit our How to Create a Research Poster guide.


Beulah Culbertson Archives and Special Collections

The Beulah Culbertson Archives and Special Collections at Fant Memorial Library holds paper records, photographs, scrapbooks, bound volumes, and other objects that document the history and people of Mississippi University for Women, the first publicly-supported women’s college in the United States. Contact us at or 662-241-7601 for more information about: