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.
Guides and Tutorials
MSU Libraries offer many guides and tutorials to aid you in your search for information. Check out the ones you believe will be the most helpful.
Course Guides provide information and links to resources that are especially useful for a particular course at MSU. You can search for guide by course title, department, or professor as well as from a list.
- Use these when looking for help with a particular course's assignment.
Research Guides are tools created by MSU Librarians that provide lists of resources and search strategies for finding information on specific subjects. These lists are more extensive than the Getting Started Guides.
- Use these for more complete coverage of a topic.
Research Basics Modules
Modules are short videos with quizzes that take you through the basics of starting a research project.
- Use these modules while you're working on a research project to learn about the basics of searching, evaluating, and identifying different types of resources.