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Michigan Sea Grant - A Resource Guide: Library Information Literacy

Interlibrary loan (ILL) Options

Interlibrary loan (ILL) allows MSU students and faculty to acquire or borrow materials (articles, books, etc.) not owned my MSU Libraries. ILLiad is the electronic system you use to request an item through Interlibrary Loan. The name ILLiad can be thought of as an acronym for InterLibrary Loan internet accessible database.

Catalog Searching

Video - Library Catalog Tips

What is SearchPlus?

SearchPlus provides one-stop access to most of the MSU Library's collections, including:

  • the Michigan State University Library Catalog
  • a complete list of our online journals & databases
  • articles, reference materials, and e-books from various publishers and aggregators

Use SearchPlus to:

  • Begin your research
  • Discover interdisciplinary sources
  • Do a quick or comprehensive search with a familiar interface
  • Search on a smart phone or tablet
  • Find materials using a citation

SearchPlus FAQ

Quick overview of when, why, and how to use SearchPlus.

Direct link to "SearchPlus FAQ" on MSU Mediaspace

SearchPlus Filters

Learn how to use filters in SearchPlus for more targeted search results.

Direct link to "SearchPlus Filters" on MSU Mediaspace

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