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Sports Research Guide: Locating Books in the Library's Online Catalog

Searching for Books

When looking for resources and material on Sports and Kinesiology, Physical Activity, Health and Lifestyle, Exercise, Sports or other related topics you can search by Keyword, Subject, Author, or Title via the library's online catalog. The catalog contains records for books, journals, audiovisual materials, government documents, microforms, special collections, and other materials owned and accessible via the MSU libraries. This link "Find Books" explains how to locate books in the MSU libraries.

Is the Book you wanted Checked Out

Try searching MeLCAT to see if another library owns the title. If it is available you can request it and have it sent to the Main Library.

Searching for Books - example:

For example, you are looking for "books on the elderly and the benefits of exercise". A basic search may include the terms "exercise" and "aging".

Performing a keyword search in the catalog yields approximately 219 results.

Browse through the titles.

Once you choose a title click on the link.

The results will provide all the citation information you need and the call number to find the book.

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