Skip to main content
Michigan State University

WRA 101 (Hooker): Books

Dr. Clarence Hooker's sections

More Help with Books

Ask A Librarian

Finding Books

MSU Library Catalog

To search for books in the MSU Libraries on a topic, you will need to use the MSU Library Catalog, which searches for materials owned and located in the MSU Libraries - including books - and also journal titles, government documents, microforms, videos/DVDs/CDs, etc.

What's in the catalog?

  • Everything in the library except for articles.
  • Names of journals, magazines, and newspapers with info about our subscriptions, plus links

What's not in the catalog?

  • Articles. Click on the "Articles" tab for more info.


What if my book is not there?

If the book is CHECKED OUT:

  • Recall: Please use this form to request that we recall CHECKED OUT material and hold it for you. For more information about MSU recall policies, please call Circulation at 517/355-2333.

If the book is NOT owned by the MSU Libraries:

  • Search MeLCat to see if the book is available from other Michigan libraries and request it be delivered to the Main Library for you.
  • Search UBorrow to see if the book is available from other Big Ten University Libraries; it will be delivered to the Main Library for you.

If the book is NOT available in MeLCat:

  • Request the book through ILLiad


MSU Libraries owns many biographies in book format.

Search the catalog by keyword with s:biography as one of the terms. 

Example: s:biography and african americans and 19th century 

Here is another example, s:biography and japanese americans

Subject Guide

Kathleen Weessies's picture
Kathleen Weessies
Geosciences Librarian; Social Sciences Coordinator; Head, Map Library
MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive W308
Subjects:Geography, Geology
Michigan State University