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MeLCat Logo​ MeLCat Outage

Due to major system maintenance, you will not be able to request items through MeLCat beginning on November 18, 2015.  Renewals for MeLCat items will still be possible until December 2, 2015.  The system should be available for requesting again in early December.  If you are MSU faculty, student or staff, please try Uborrow.  Our community borrowers will not have access to interlibrary loan through MSU during that time. For more information, please read this MeLCat Server Migration FAQ. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Information Literacy

Information literacy has become an essential skill for academic and professional success in the 21st century. Working to develop strong information literacy skills is imperative, as free-but-unverified sources of information compete with authoritative sources.

At the MSU Libraries, librarians are the best resource for learning advanced search skills, criteria for judging the currency and dependability of information, and understanding the legal and ethical issues in gathering and using information. They offer free sessions on research skills as well as one-on-one consultations with subject specialists for various majors.

MSU students take these information literacy skills with them into the workplace after graduation. Employers expect new hires to be able to find accurate, reliable sources of information in an ocean of possibilities.

To make a gift to help the MSU Libraries provide Information Literacy that will last a lifetime, you may donate online.

Leslie Brown teaching a class