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Geography Research Guide: Welcome

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Changes in Fall 2022 Services

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Reference Works

Finding Biographies

For Geo 480

GIS-Related Subscription Resources

This list contains resources that provide mapping, GIS, or georeferenced data.  These resources are available to current MSU students faculty and staff. 

Related Library Guides

Main Library Printing & Copying

Once you have located an item of interest on the computer, you have several choices:

  • Scan the material and save to a USB drive.  The Map Library (on 2nd floor East Wing) has a 42" roll-type scanner and also a 11 x 17" (A3) flatbed scanner.  Most other scanners are in Hollander MakeCentral on 2nd floor West Wing.
  • Photocopy the material -- coin and bill-operated machines are sprinkled around both wings of the main library on nearly every floor.  The main point in the library for making photocopies is Hollander MakeCentral on 2-west. 

Subject Guide

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Kathleen Weessies
Geosciences Librarian; Social Sciences Coordinator; Head, Map Library
MSU Libraries
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