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Theatre Research Guide: When Items You Find Online Are Not Available

This is a general guide to research in the scholarship of the History of Theatre. For a guide to Period Resources (for images and scholarship in material culture) please see: http://blog.lib.msu.edu/libdata_pos/page.phtml?page_id=1373 .

When Items You Find Online Are Not Available

If the item you are looking for is checked out or the MSU Libraries do not own the item, you may request it from another library (at no charge) by following these instructions:

  • Books

    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.

    If the book is NOT available in MeLCat:

    • Request the book through ILLiad.

  • Articles

    If the item you are looking for is an article from a magazine, journal, or newspaper that the MSU Libraries do not own, you may request it through ILLiad.
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