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ISB 202 (Vergara): Articles & Books

Popular, Scholarly, or Trade?

Learn the difference between three major types of articles. Get tips for using each type.

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Books and Articles

You can find books and all types of articles, including original scientific research (scholarly) articles as well as magazine and newspaper (popular) articles by using the main search box on the MSU Libraries home page, After you search, you can refine your results by clicking "See More" in the  "Articles" or "Books" sections.

You can also use the box below to search directly for scholarly articles.


Article Searching

Can't find what you need in the library search? Here are some good places to continue searching for articles:

More Help with Books & Articles