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SOC 375: Urban Sociology: Books

Spring 2014

Finding Books at MSU Libraries

Student retrieving book from the stacks

The best way to search for books in by using the Library Catalog.  Once you find one or two books that match your topic, you can browse in that call number area for additional relevant titles.

Library Catalog


Advanced Catalog Search

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


Reference Books

What if my book isn't there?

What if my book isn't there?

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:

1.  Double-check the MSU Library catalog.  Please be certain the we do not own the item or that it is checked out.

2.  Submit and InterLibrary Loan request in ILLiad.

For more information about requesting books visit the InterLibrary Services homepage.

If the item you want is listed in the Library Catalog as checked out you may submit and ILLiad request for another copy.  Just click on the "Get It!" button in the catalog record. 

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