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History of the Family Around the World: Finding Assistance in the M.S.U. Libraries

This is a guide to researching the history of the family around the world using reference works, bibliographies, periodical indexes, and primary sources. Last updated 06-08-2023

Finding Assistance in the M.S.U. Libraries

The following librarians are responsible for these areas of the world and subjects:

History (U.K. and Ireland), Medieval and Renaissance/early modern studies (Western Europe) and French studies except Africa: Agnes Haigh Widder
History (General History, U.S. History) Michael Rodriguez

Canada: Dao Rong Gong; Agnes Haigh Widder (French language resources only)
Classical Studies, Amanda Tickner
Women and Gender Studies, LGBT Studies: Sharon Ladenson
Sociology: Carin Graves
Murray and Hong Special Collections: Leslie McRoberts,(Head), Tad Boehmer, (rare books), Ruth Ann Jones (outreach), Eli Landaverde (LGBTQ+)

Ethnic Studies (including Asian American, African American, and Native American Studies, etc.): Erik Ponder

Chicano(a)/Latino(a) and Boricua Studies: Andrea Salazar Macmillan
Africa: Erik Ponder
Asia (including China, Korea, Japan): Xian Wu

Asia (South and Southeast): Zoe McLaughlin
Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands: Xian Wu

Europe (present day) in General: Julia Ezzo
Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Russia, Central Asia: Terri Miller
Germanic Studies and Scandinavia: Terrie Wilson
Modern Italy and Modern Greece: Terrie Wilson

Mexico, Latin America, Central America, and the Caribbean: Janette Nunez

Middle East, Western Asia: Deborah Margolis

Help is also available online through Ask a Librarian.