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Muslim Journeys/Great Michigan Read: X: A Novel

X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon

The MSU Libraries and MSU Muslim Studies Program invite you to participate in: Muslim Journeys / Great Michigan Read

X:  A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon

Wednesday October 25th 7pm, MSU Main Library Green Room

with scholar Dr. Austin Jackson

We will begin with a short lecture from Dr. Jackson, followed by smaller group book discussion which are facilitated by MSU graduate students. We will end by reconvening for discussion and questions with Dr. Jackson.

Participants are encouraged to read the book ahead of time. Reader's Guide for X: A Novel

Co-sponsored by the Interfaith Clergy Association of Greater Lansing and the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing

Part of the 2017-2018 MSU Muslim Journeys scholar-led book discussion series. Please contact librarian Deborah Margolis at deborahm@msu.edu or 517-884-0892 with any questions.

The Great Michigan Read is presented by the Michigan Humanities Council with support from Meijer and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive

USC Shoah Foundation

The USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive is a fully streaming video collection of more than 53,000 primary source testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust (Shoah), the Armenian Genocide, the Rwandan Genocide, the Guatemalan Genocide, the Cambodian Genocide, and the Nanjing Massacre. The vast majority of the testimonies contain a complete personal history of life before, during, and after the interviewee's firsthand experience with genocide.

MSU access to the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive is made possible by a generous gift from Edward Brill and Leslie VanBrandt in honor of their brother, Michael Brill.

Note: First-time users must register to create a personal login

Fall 2017 Classes and Workshops

Librarian teaching a class

Sign up today for a free workshop at the library! Sign up early, as most classes have limited enrollment.  Offered this semester:

  • Citation Management -  Endnote X6 and Endnote Online, Mendeley, and Zotero
  • Digital Humanities - including Git and Github
  • Make Central  - using kites for aerial photography and laser cutting for bookmark making
  • GIS programs - map reading, QGIS, geocoding, and 3D printing terrain maps
  • Desire2Learn, ZOOM, and MediaSpace

Arthropod Inspirations: A Celebration of Insects in the Arts

ladybug watercolor

Now through September 2017
Main Library, 4th Floor

An exhibit exploring the representation of insects in art, literature, music, and film.

Exhibit produced by Anita Ezzo and Terrie Wilson

Voxgov: News from U.S. Government Sources

voxgov logo

Voxgov collects over 50 different document types from U.S. Federal Government sources. These include press releases, speeches, transcripts, columns, blogs, fact sheets, social media, Federal Register and Congressional documents, among many others. Materials are included from candidates in the presidential election campaign.

A New Hope Turns 40: Celebrating Star Wars with Special Collections

Star Wars Exhibit

Now through September 2017
Main Library, 1st Floor, North Lobby

An exhibit highlighting the 40th anniversary of this classic film.

Exhibit produced by Sheila Bryant

Great Lakes / Natural States

Title banner showing a sandy Great Lakes beach

Now through September 2017
Main Library, 2nd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit highlighting the many natural aspects of the Great Lakes region: sand dunes, mammals, flora, insects, amphibians, and geology.

Exhibit produced by Suzi Teghtmeyer

MARS: MSU Article Retrieval Service

MSU Article Retrieval Service

Free - Fast - For Everyone


The MSU Libraries will scan from any print collection for you (including those materials previously housed in the Engineering or Math Library) and send you an electronic copy.


Submit your request for an electronic copy!

From Here to There: Bridges Around the World

Golden Gate Bridge

Now through November 2017
Main Library, 3rd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit exploring the art and science of bridge building.

Exhibit produced by Tom Volkening