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LB 492 (Parks): Researching COVID

This Guide

This guide shows you some of the resources at MSU Libraries for researching COVID-19-related topics. You can also look at the MSU Libraries guide on COVID data and research

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Using the Library, AY 2020-2021

Things on campus are looking different this year due to COVID-19, and the library is no exception. Here are some links to instructions and videos that tell you how you can still get library books, print documents at the library, and (to a limited extent) study at the library.

Using the Library: Things to Know

Getting Library Books (2020/2021): video How to requests books, book chapters and Interlibrary Loan titles during the 2020/2021 academic year. Updated September 2020.

Remote Library Access (2020/2021): video How to access journal articles, ebooks and databases if you are off campus. 

Off-Campus Google Scholar (2020/2021): video How to get to the full text of articles if you are using Google Scholar off campus. 

Finding Background Information on COVID, Epidemics, and Pandemics

If you're looking at a topic you haven't researched before, it's often a good idea to start with a reference source like an encyclopedia. The books here will give you some general understanding about pandemics and infectious diseases--they'll also help you understand new terminology.

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