Library Resources for Researchers
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MSU Libraries: Your Partner for Research and Teaching.
MSU Libraries offers a world-class collection of information resources, expert subject librarians, and technology-rich facilities that support both research and teaching endeavors.The Libraries offer extensive print and online resources across the entire range of scholarly disciplines.
Select research resources:
- Requesting/Delivering Materials: Through the MSU Article Retrieval Service (MARS), researchers can now request articles or book chapters available in print at the MSU Libraries be scanned and delivered electronically. The Library can also access articles or books not owned by the MSU Libraries to researchers via InterLibrary Loan.
- Citation Management: The MSU Libraries offer several free classes each semester to help with using citation management software, such as EndNote, Mendeley, or Zotero.
- Research Guides: MSU librarians have created specific research guides that include discipline specific resources for many topics.
- Digital Scholarship Lab: The Digital Scholarship Lab provides a collaborative environment for engaging with transformative technologies and supports cross-disciplinary digital scholarship on campus. Located on 2-West of the Main Library, the lab features a 360-degree visualization room, a virtual reality room, instruction space, and computers with specialized software. The lab team also hosts workshops on how to integrate these transformative technologies into your scholarship and teaching.
- Research Data Management Guidance: The Research Data Management Guidance service is a joint effort between the MSU Libraries and University Archives to respond to the emerging concern surrounding research data management. The RDMG team can provide guidance and connect researchers with university data support services
- Meet with a Subject Librarian: Subject librarians offer specialized services for their disciplines, provide research advice, and consider requests for purchase of new materials. Consult the list of subject librarians to determine the contact for your research area., please consult this list:
Select Grant Resources:
The MSU Libraries is a member of the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network. The collection includes many grant and financial aid directories, additional books on fundraising, grant or proposal writing, the creation and management of nonprofits, and philanthropy in general. Workshops are also offered. Visit the Foundation Center's web page for more information.
MSU Libraries is also a member of Candid's Funding Information Network (FIN). FIN offers numerous online resources for grant information as well as various training opportunities.
To learn more about resources and services provided, visit the MSU Libraries website or contact a library consultant at 353-8700.