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Folklore Resources: Finding Books in the MSU Libraries

Last updated: 01-26-2009

Finding Books in the MSU Libraries

How do I search for books on my topic?

To search for books in the MSU Libraries on a topic, you will need to use the Online Catalog (MAGIC). The Online Catalog is a searchable listing of materials owned and located in the MSU Libraries, including: books, journals, government documents, microforms, videos/DVDs/CDs, etc.

When should I use the Online Catalog (MAGIC)?

  • To find whether we own a specific book, including its location and call number
  • To browse for books on a topic
  • To find whether we subscribe to a specific magazine, journal, or newspaper

To search for books placed on Reserve for your class, search by course or instructor.

NOTE: You cannot use the Online Catalog to find individual articles within a magazine--you must use a periodical index for that.

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