Facilities and Resources

Department Facilities

Strong Hall

The philosophy department is located in Strong Hall on the west side of the Missouri State campus in Springfield. Strong Hall is a state-of-the-art facility for college instruction, offering computer-assisted technologies in the classrooms. Also, Strong Hall provides seven technology labs, including one open-access computer lab.

Duane G. Meyer Library

A number of resources are available to you within Meyer Library. Named after former University President Duane G. Meyer, Meyer Library has been the main campus library since 1980, and it underwent an expansion and major renovations in 2002 providing students with access to more media labs, a computer lab and a variety of classrooms.

Library resources

In addition to research assistance, databases, international newspapers and Missouri's only United Nations document depository, the library provides a number of resources that are useful to philosophy majors.

Philosophy Subject Guide

You can find a wealth of information online within the library’s Philosophy Subject Guide. Useful resources compiled by the library staff include links to books, reference materials, articles, journals, videos and more to assist your research efforts.

Special Collections

Special collections includes rare books, subject-specific literature collections and archival materials. It also includes the Ozarkiana Collection — a selective collection devoted to the Ozarks and southwest Missouri — as well as the Katherine G. Lederer Ozarks African-American archives. 


Located in Meyer Library, Missouri State’s Writing Center helps students improve their writing skills. Students can seek advice on how to start a writing assignment, or learn how to refine a final paper for a course. Graduate students can receive critiques on papers for submission to academic journals, and undergraduates can find help with a creative writing piece. 

Writing Center services include:

  • Academic writing process presentations
  • AMA, MLA, APA, AP style presentations
  • Writing consultation
  • Email tutoring
  • Grammar and punctuation resources
  • Study skill resources
  • Spanish writing consultation

Meyer Facilities

Bear CLAW Tutoring Center