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Selected Basic Resources on the US-Mexico border: Find Books

Guide to resources on the US-Mexico borderlands on both sides of the border

Find Books & Other Materials

MSU Libraries Home Page Search

The default keyword search on the home page is the SearchPlus research tool. It allows users to search most of the library's online databases and the library catalog, all at the same time. Results can then be filtered by date, language, subject, and content type -- such as books, articles in scholarly journals, or newspaper articles.

MSU Library Catalog

Alternately, users may choose the Library Catalog tab on the home page, or the Databases tab to locate and search within a specific article index.

An Advanced Catalog Search option is also available.

Try UBorrow when the book you need is checked out. UBorrow offers 12 week loan periods and 72-hour business day turnaround and should be the borrowing option you try first.

Beyond MSU

Center for Research Libraries

"CRL is a consortium of North American research libraries that acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching and makes them available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery." Its collections contain over four million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, and government publications, with special strengths in foreign materials. In addition to its online catalog, utilize searchable special collections databases (foreign newspapers, foreign doctoral dissertations, etc.) as needed.

Thanks to MJ Zeter for the use of her guide to build on for this guide.

Useful subject headings and keywords

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