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Introduction: About this guide

Welcome to the Library Resources guide for the Human Development & Family Studies! 

This guide is designed as a jumping-off point for your research in the department of Human Development & Family Studies.  It covers key resources, both in print and electronic, but is not comprehensive.  Remember that research queries in the area of human development & family studies are often interdisciplinary, so be sure to check for library resources in other areas like art, education, ethnic studies, gender studies, health, history, law, psychology, etc.---depending on your topic of inquiry.

Help and Assistance

For help locating and using library resources and services please use the Ask A Librarian service or contact the subject specialist librarian Carin Graves ( 

For help with technical issues (e.g. problems with library e-resources such as login issues, error messages, etc.) contact the Distance Learning Services 24/7 Support Line at 1-800-500-1554.

MSU Libraries: A quick review of major resources and services

Main Library south entranceAsk A Librarian
You have many options to ask questions about library resources: in-person, phone, email, online chat.  Chat services are available 24/7.  Your subject librarian is available by appointment for one-on-one research help.  See my contact info in the right-hand panel.

24/7 Computer Support Line (Distance Learning Services)
Call this support line for assistance troubleshooting technical problems with ANGEL and library e-resources.

Inter-Library Services - Off Campus Users

study carrels with view of Beaumont TowerLearn how to request print library materials for students in online programs or enrolled at remote campuses.

Your Library Account
Renew books online.

Inter-Library Loan
Request access to books, journal articles, and other materials not available at MSU.

Copy Center
Printing, plotting, copying, scanning, and office supplies.

Collaborative Technology Labs
Create, Design, Share in these high-tech, multimedia, group work spaces. Rooms are available for reservation.  Note: traditional group study rooms (i.e., those without computers) are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Using Computers in the Library

Main Library fountainsCovers software programs, saving files, printing, and wireless access.  For additional information on saving files and your MSU server space, refer to the AFS guide.

Starting point for access to the library's electronic resources: article indexes and databases, online journals, newspapers, data, etc.

Research Guides
Tools created by MSU Librarians that provide lists of resources and search strategies for finding information on specific subjects.

Subject Specialist Librarian

Carin Graves

Email Me 

Librarian for Sociology, Social Work, and Human Development and Family Studies

Phone: 517-884-0854


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