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MSU Program in Public Health: MSU Health Sciences Digital Libraries

General guide for resources useful to the MSU Program in Public Health.

Accessing MSU Library Resources

Start your research by going to the MSU Health Sciences Digital Library homepage. This is different from the Main Library homepage, and it will give you easier access to resources specifically for public health and other health sciences.  

screenshot of health sciences digital library homepage

Accessing electronic resources

  • Full access to MSU Libraries electronic resources is available with your MSU netid and password.
  • If you encounter any technical problems when accessing MSU Libraries electronic resources, call Discovery Services at (517)353-8700, or email
  • If you encounter any technical problems with D2L, contact MSU IT: (517)432-6200.

EDS (Our New Catalog System)

The library webpage looks pretty much the same, but the backend has changed. Here are some links to help you find what you need:

EDS FAQs: Look here first if you run into a problem! These are continually being updated as issues surface and are solved.

Two Minute Tips:These videos are made by the Teaching and Learning department at the library. They're all useful, but these are particularly useful for navigating the new system:

MSU Library Accounts

Finding Scholarly Articles

Finding Books

Finding Newspapers

Finding Streaming Media

Finding the Permalink 

Course Reserves

Health Sciences Librarian

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

Getting Books/Articles as a Distance Student

Most books, videos, and journals that the library has for the MPH program can be accessed electronically, as long as you have your NetID and password. But even if you need something that we only have in print, you'll still be able to get access to it as a distance student. On the interlibrary loan page, you can find the services that will help you do that:

  1. MARS Delivery (click "Request Scan" under the Found at MSU square): If we have an article you need, but only in print, you can request it through this page, and someone will scan it and email it to you when it's ready. 
  2. Distance Delivery (click "Request Distance Delivery" under the Found at MSU square): If you need a book that we only have in print, and you live more the 50 miles away from campus, you can request it and it will be delivered to you 
  3. If the MSU library doesn't own something, you can request that we borrow it from another library and send it to you by clicking the links under the Not Found at MSU box. 
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