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IAH 201 - U.S. And The World: Using the Library's Catalog

This course focuses on sport and sporting culture in the US and abroad. It will examine how sport has affected and continues to affect the relationship that the U.S. has with itself and with the rest of the world.

Searching the Catalog

When looking for resources and material on Culture, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Class and other topics realted to sports in the United States and Internationally, you can search by Keyword, Subject, Author, or Title via the library's online catalog. The catalog contains records for books, journals, audiovisual materials, government documents, microforms, special collections, and other materials owned and accessible via the MSU libraries. The link "Find Books" explains how to locate books in the MSU libraries.

Searching for Books - Example

For example, you are looking for books "on how race has affected sports in South Africa". A basic search may include the terms "sports" and "race" and "South Africa".

Performing a keyword search in the catalog yields approximately 14 results.

Browse through the titles.

Once you choose a title click on the link.

The results will provide all the citation information you need and the call number to located the book in the library.

Is the Book you wanted Checked out?

Try searching MeLCAT to see if another library owns the title. If it is available you can request it and have it sent to the Main Library.

Contact Info:

Sharon Ladenson: 

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phone - 517-884-0891


Sheila Bryant:

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phone - 517-884-0896

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