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Restricting By Date of Publication


Keyword subdivisions:

To find archival and manuscript material held at the MSU Libraries, perform a "Keyword" search in MAGIC, using the following format "[word or phrase] AND:

  • s: sources". This combination usually produces the most results. Example: howard university AND s:sources; police AND s:sources
  • s:archives." Use for organizations, individual persons & families. Example: roosevelt, theodore AND s:archives
  • s:archival resources." Use for topics and geographic areas (countries, cities, etc.) Example: women AND s:archival resources
  • s: correspondence." Use for classes of persons & ethnic groups and individual persons & families) Examples: journalists AND s:correspondence; vietnamese americans AND s:correspondence; garvey, marcus AND s:correspondence
  • s:diaries." Use for individual persons & families. Example: adams, john AND s:diaries
  • s: manuscripts." Example: michigan AND s:manuscripts
  • s: notebooks, sketchbooks, etc." Example: lin, maya AND s:notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
  • s:personal narratives." (used for names of events and wars) Example: s: Holocaust AND s: personal narratives
  • s:personnel records." Use for organizations and military units only. dept. of state AND s:personnel records
  • s:records and correspondence." Use for organizations and groups only. Examples: marine corps AND s:records and correspondenc; Lawyers AND s: records and correspondence
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