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Michigan State University

High School Student Guide to the MSU Libraries: At Home or School

Find Information via the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)

MeL Homepage

Connect to the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) homepage.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Provides one-stop access to general interest magazines, business periodicals, reference books, maps, historical images, and newspaper articles.

Search for Books

A joint catalog of Michigan libraries from around the state. You may borrow materials held by member libraries (those marked "available") by clicking on the "Get This for Me" link in each record. Click here for a list of participating libraries.

MeL Databases for Articles

A good place to start for academic research would be Academic OneFile, a great source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles on many subjects.

Get Help using MeL

Get helping using all the MeL resources.

Library of Michigan

Find out what's going on at the Library of Michigan

702 West Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48909



Evaluating Information Online

Quick video on how to critically examine information online.

Direct link to "Evaluating Information Online" in MSU Mediaspace

Video credit: Emilia Marcyk

Searching With A Purpose

Video tutorial to help with your research focus and getting started with searching.

Direct link to "Searching with a Purpose" in MSU MediaSpace

Video credit: Megan Kudzia

Popular, Scholarly, or Trade?

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

Direct link to "Popular, Scholarly, or Trade?" on MSU Mediaspace

Video credit: Emilia Marcyk

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