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Endangered and Invasive Species Research Guide: General Research

This guide provides key resources for researching endangered and invasive plant and animal species in Michigan, nationally and globally.

Article Research

Catalog and Subject Searching

The Library catalog is the primary way to find materials within the library. The online catalog lists all of the materials owned and cataloged by the MSU Libraries, both print and electronic journal titles, books, music CDs, government documents, videos & DVDs, and dissertations.

A Subject search is the best and easiest way to hone in on materials on a specific topic. Defining what subject to use can be challenging, so here is a list of them that are used for materials concentration on endangered or threatened, invasive or noxious species:

Aquatic pests
Aquatic pests -- Control -- Great Lakes
Aquatic pests -- Control -- Michigan
Aquatic pests -- Great Lakes
Aquatic pests -- Identification
Aquatic pests -- United States

Endangered plants
Endangered Species
Endangered Species Act
Endangered Species Michigan
Exotic marine organisms
Extinct animals
Extinct plants

Invasive / Noxious Species
Introduced animals
Introduced Organisms
Invasive Plants

Nonindigenous aquatic pests
Nonindigenous Pests
Nonindigenous Pests Michigan
Nonindigenous Pests United States
Noxious weeds (used for Invasive Weeds and Noxious Plants)

Pest introduction
Plant conservation
Plants Extinction

Rare Animals
Rare Animals Michigan
Rare Plants

Wildlife conservation

In addition, be sure to look up the species in question as a subject to find specific documents on it.  As an example, click here to see a subject heading list for the endangered bird Kirtland's Warbler.

Plant Science Librarian

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Suzanne Teghtmeyer
Main Library
366 W. Circle Dr.
East Lansing, MI 48824

Orcid ID

Fisheries & Wildlife Librarian

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Jodi Coalter