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Collection Development Policy Statement: International Combined

History of the Collection/Existing strengths and emphases.

MSU Libraries International Collection has not been clearly defined in the past. International is a very interdisciplinary subject area, and it is understood that there is and will be overlap. The various collections can be found in multiple locations. Most can be found in the Main Library except for business related items which can be found in the Business Library. To help define the various collections, we've taken this focus:


International Business - Anything that has to do with the import, export, companies, industry, and business information in different countries.

International Development - More to do with the policy and theory in developing countries.

Various specific country areas - More to do with the actual country and what goes on in that country including but not limited to culture, literature, and history, and politics.

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