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Michigan State University

SS21: LB492 (Pennock) Darwin's Law: Home

Lyman Briggs Librarian

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Chana Kraus-Friedberg
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824
Subjects: Medicine, Public Health

This Guide

This guide will show you where to search for sources (articles, books, etc.) to use in your papers. I've also included other library guides (with links to different resources) that might be relevant. If you get stuck, or if your particular research topic isn't covered by any of the databases listed here, email me or make an appointment for a Zoom meeting, and I can help you out.

Using the Library, AY 2021-2022

Things on campus are looking different due to COVID-19, and the library is no exception. Here are some links to instructions and videos that tell you how you can still get library books, print documents at the library, and study at the library. BE AWARE THAT MASKS MUST BE WORN IN THE LIBRARY. Library staff may stop you if they see you are not wearing one; if you don't have one on you, the library has some disposables. 

Dean's Message about current library access

Using the Library: Things to Know

Getting Library Books (2020/2021): video How to requests books, book chapters and Interlibrary Loan titles during the 2020/2021 academic year. These are no longer the only ways to get books--the Dean's message, above, tells you about other ways to do so (including just going to the library, finding the book, and checking it out). But these methods will also still work. 

Remote Library Access (2020/2021): video How to access journal articles, ebooks and databases if you are off campus. This information is still current, even though the title says 2020/2021

Off-Campus Google Scholar: video How to get to the full text of articles if you are using Google Scholar off campus. 

Particularly Important Points on Borrowing Books

1. If you live off campus, you can get print books mailed to you! It usually takes 1 or 2 business days.

2. If you live on campus, you can request print books and you'll get an email when they're ready to pick up. You can request pick-up either from a contactless locker on the first floor of the library or the circulation desk.

3. If you only need a chapter of a book that we only have in print, or if you need a journal article that we only have in print, you can request a scan. The library will email it to you when it's ready--it doesn't take more than a few days.

The videos I've linked to in the box above will show you how to do these things.


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