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Michigan State University

HDFS 901 Proseminar Contemporary Scholarship in Human Development and Family Studies: Books

Finding Books

To search for books in the MSU Libraries on a topic, you will need to use the catalog, which searches for materials owned and located in the MSU Libraries - including books - and also journal titles, government documents, microforms, videos/DVDs/CDs, etc.

Library Catalog

Advanced Catalog Search

What's in the catalog?

  • Everything in the library except for articles.
  • Names of journals, magazines, and newspapers with info about our subscriptions, plus links

What's not in the catalog?

  • Articles. Click on the "Scholarly Journal Articles" tab for more info.

What If My Book Is Not There?

What if my book isn't there?

If the item you are looking for is checked out or the MSU Libraries do not own the item, you may request it from another library (at no charge) by following these instructions:

1.  Double-check the MSU Library catalog.  Please be certain the we do not own the item or that it is checked out.

2.  Fill out an InterLibrary Loan Request in ILLiad.

For more information about requesting books visit the InterLibrary Services guide.

If the item you want is listed in the Library Catalog as checked out you may request another copy through ILLiad. Just click on the "Get it!" button in the catalog record. 

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