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Interlibrary loan (ILL) Options
Interlibrary loan (ILL) allows MSU students and faculty to acquire or borrow materials (articles, books, etc.) not owned my MSU Libraries. ILLiad is the electronic system you use to request an item through Interlibrary Loan. The name ILLiad can be thought of as an acronym for InterLibrary Loan internet accessible database (ILLiad FAQ).
ILLiad - First-time Users
To request an item through Interlibrary Loan, you must first identify yourself to the library's ILLiad system. To do this you fill out a registration form using your Web browser.
MARS: MSU Article Retrieval Service
Get electronic copies of print journal articles and individual book chapters located in the MSU Libraries. Open to graduate students, staff and faculty. Documents are requested and made available through your Illiad account.
Basic Catalog Search
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, ebooks, music CDs, government documents, videos & DVDs, and MSU theses & dissertations.
Catalog Keyword Search: Forest + Carbon
Keyword search results for the terms forest and carbon. Sorted by relevance; more than 450 items.
Video - Library Catalog Tips
What is Library Search?
Library Search 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 Library Search 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