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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.


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Voxgov: News from U.S. Government Sources

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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.

Star Trek 50th Anniversary

Star Trek 50th Anniversary

Now through November 2016
Main Library, 3rd floor, West Wing

This exhibit celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series and the vast Star Trek universe created over the last fifty years. The television show premiered on NBC on September 8, 1966 and ended its run on June 3, 1969. Since its cancelation, the original series and the other Star Trek series and movies have become a pop culture phenomenon, even more popular today than twenty-five or fifty years ago. The exhibit highlights a wealth of scholarly and popular resources, many available in the MSU Libraries. Included are nonfiction and fiction books, biographies, blueprints, action figures, movies, music, comics, model ships, zines, and there’s even a tribble or two.

Exhibit produced by Suzi Teghtmeyer and Sheila Bryant.

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 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

Muslim Journeys Book Club 2016/2017

The MSU Muslim Studies Program and MSU Libraries are hosting a new Muslim Journeys scholar-led book discussion series in 2016-2017. This series focuses on Islam in the U.S. and on different genres of Muslim American literature. Our aim is to bring the campus and community together to read and learn about the diversity of Muslim American history, culture, and literature. The 2016-2017 series is co-sponsored by the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing and the Interfaith Clergy Association of Greater Lansing.

January 25: The Moor’s Account (historical fiction) by Laila Lalami, led by Leila Tarakji, graduate student, Department of English

Spring 2017 Classes and Workshops

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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 Scholarship - audio and image analysis, Neatline, Podcasting
  • Make Central
  • GIS programs - compass navigation and QGIS
  • Desire2Learn, ZOOM, and MediaSpace

Land, Lots and Lore: Cadastral Maps Through Time

1847 map of the Town of Michigan

Now through March 2017
Main Library, 1st Floor Lobby

This exhibit presents several examples of manuscript cadastral maps, historical plat maps, and contemporary GIS-based cadastral resources, showing various methods of presenting property information over time.

See the companion online exhibit.​

Exhibit produced by Kathleen Weessies and Tim Kiser