English is preferred. Some authors who serve as primary sources may be collected in their original languages. Some users of the Islamic materials prefer French language materials.
The geographic preference parallels that of the M.S.U. community’s geographic profile. Yet, the economic world of today is global and our study abroad programs go around the world. Consequently, we have a greater need to collect on non-Western religious traditions than we used to. The collection serves historical research especially for United Kingdom and Ireland, North America, France, and medieval/Renaissance/early modern Europe.
Electronic resources may be collected, but we are just beginning this. Primary materials on microform are not collected unless by faculty request.
No limits, although we primarily collect recently published works.