The Library catalog is the primary way to find materials within the library. The online catalog lists all of the materials owned and cataloged by the MSU Libraries, both print and electronic journal titles, books, music CDs, government documents, videos & DVDs, and dissertations.
The advanced search of the catalog can be accessed here: http://catalog.lib.msu.edu/search/X
Advanced allows you to seach using multiple keywords, subjects, and combine fields like author and title. You can also set limits, including by collection (i.e. the format - periodicals, electronic resources, or any of the special or branch library collections), material type (i.e. maps, dissertations, etc.), location, language, and by a date or range of dates. Results can be sorted by date (most recent first), alphabetically by title, and by relevance.
The green tabs at the top of this page will also take you to specifically a Title, Author, Subject, or Basic Keyword search options.
When conducting a SUBJECT SEARCH of the MSU Libraries online catalog for plants specific to Michigan, use the following subject headings: