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Vetward Bound/Enrichment Summer Program Library Resources: Locating Books in the Library's Online Catalog

Searching the Catalog

When looking for resources and material on Veterinary Medicine, Animal Health and 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 "skin diseases in dogs". A basic search may include the terms "dermatology" and "(dogs or canine)".

Performing a keyword search in the catalog yields approximately 43 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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