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SearchPlus Help: What is SearchPlus?

What is SearchPlus?

SearchPlus provides one-stop access to most of the MSU Library's collections, including:

  • the Michigan State University Library Catalog
  • a complete list of our online journals & databases
  • articles, reference materials, and e-books from various publishers and aggregators

Use Search Plus to:

  • Begin your research
  • Discover interdisciplinary sources
  • Do a quick or comprehensive search with a familiar interface
  • Search on a smart phone or tablet
  • Find materials using a citation

What's in SearchPlus?

When you search in SearchPlus, you are searching almost everything in the MSU Libraries.

Is SearchPlus right for me?

SearchPlus is a great tool for searching multiple library resources from one easy search box.  

If you are looking for a specific title, whether an article or a book, SearchPlus is a great starting point because it searches a broad array of sources.

If you are an undergraduate and want to find a combination of books, articles, ebooks, etc. on a topic for a research paper, start with SearchPlus.

You can find SearchPlus on the MSU Libraries homepage - or on the SearchPlus basic search page -!/.

If you want specialized information sources within a discipline or academic field, start with one of our specialized databases by subject or browse through our online journals.

Your results searching SearchPlus are likely to vary and you may find a large number of results for your search, or discover there are not many materials in your subject area.  If either of these happen, we suggest you revise your search by either adding additional search terms (if you get too many results) or removing or changing some of your search terms (if you get too few results).

Don't know what you want or where to start?  Ask a Librarian for advice.

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