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Psychology Overview

A brief introduction to psychology research at MSU Libraries.

Finding Resources

How do I search for resources on my topic?

To search for resources in the MSU Libraries, use the library catalog. The catalog is a searchable listing of printed and electronic materials located in the MSU Libraries, including: books, journals, e-books, videos/DVDs/CDs, etc.

When resources you want are not available, but are in the library catalog...

If the resource you are looking for is checked out or the MSU Libraries do not have full access to the item, you can ask us to get it for you in one of two ways:

  • Use the Get it! buttonbutton to see if the item is available from another library. From here, you can search other libraries and request the item for Interlibrary Loan. In searching for an interlibrary loan, UBorrow will search fellow Big 10 libraries' catalogs. UBorrow interlibrary loans are typically available for pickup in 3-5 business days and have fairly lengthy check-out policies. Alternatively, MeLCat will allow you to borrow from fellow Michigan libraries, and ILLiad will allow you to search nationally. 
  • If the item you want is listed in the Library Catalog as checked out, you may also recall it. Once it has been returned, we will hold it for you. For more information about MSU recall policies, please call Circulation at 517/355-2333.

To search for books that MSU might not own, consider searching WorldCat, which is a listing of books in libraries across the U.S. and internationally.  It will give a broader picture of available information, and you can use Interlibrary Loan to request materials we don't own.

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