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Animal Science Research Guide

Resources for conducting research in animal science. Last updated: 9/16/20.


This is a general guide for those interested in the subject area of Animal Science. Links to popular print and electronic resources are provided to help you find information and research available from the MSU Libraries.

If you have questions or need further assistance please contact Andrea Kepsel, Animal Science Librarian, at

Checking Out Books

Need a book from the MSU Libraries?

MSU students, faculty, and staff can check out books in person at the Main Library using their MSU ID.

On-Campus Book Delivery

Need a book from the MSU Libraries?

MSU faculty and staff may have books delivered directly to their office. More information on this service is available on our Faculty Services page.

Off-Campus Access

MSU students, faculty, and staff can access the MSU Libraries electronic resources when off-campus by logging in with their MSU Net ID and password.

For technical assistance:

Requesting Material

For items that are not available electronically the MSU Libraries provides free copies of journal articles and individual book chapters for personal use. Documents will be made available through your library account.

What if the item you need is not available at the MSU Libraries? To obtain items that the MSU Libraries do not own, such as books or journal articles, you can request an Interlibrary Loan through the Get It @MSU service.

Getting Help

Andrea Kepsel, the Library Liaison to the Department of Animal Science, is available to answer questions about using library resources and provide help with searching for literature. She can be contacted at

Other librarians are also available to help:

For technical assistance:

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