This is a guide to the many resources and services available to Extension personnel and Educators in Michigan. It is intended for you to be able to easily locate and utilize electronic and print resources. Mostly electronic resources are identified and linked in, but there may be many other applicable items in print and can be requested through interlibrary loan.
If you know of a resource or a need that is not addressed here, please contact Suzanne.
NEW! Please note that I'm restructuring the guide to address the reorganization to seven core competencies. Please contact me if your area isn't addressed yet and you need assistance.
All MSU personnel can use and request Library materials.
If you are more than 50 miles away from MSU, please register in ILLiad as a Distance User. Link: ILLiad – InterLibrary Loan form.
You will need the barcode number on your employee ID to register in ILLiad.
First - search the MSU Library system. If we don't have the material we can get it for you.
Books held at MSU Libraries: ILLiad
Books not held at MSU Libraries:
First - try Uborrow (using ILLiad)
Second - try MelCat
Third try - WorldCat (using ILLiad)
MSU Libraries (MSUL) have research guides (LibGuides) to subject areas identifying books, ebook, article databases, reference materials and other items that are available through MSUL.
I create and maintain all the Agriculture, agricultural economics, and plant science guides.
Citation Manager Comparison Chart - Compares the features and costs of EndNote, EndNote Web, Zotero and Mendeley
Free classes for all three are available at the MSU Library: Schedule
Mendeley Guide. (I teach Mendeley classes. Let me know if you want to set up a group or private instruction session.)