Most planning reports have been cataloged in the library online catalog, including some online reports. Most, but not all, are located in the Planning Reports Collection. Uncataloged reports will still be in the collection in the basement, organized by geography, interfiled with the cataloged reports. For instance, all the "Lansing" reports are filed together, whether they appear in the online catalog or not.
The two major ways of finding planning reports in the catalog are: Keyword Search and Call Number Search.
The collection is organized by geography, beginning with ALABAMA and ending with ZIMBABWE. A person might go to the Planning Report collection in basement center and browse the collection for a geographic area of interest. Planning Reports for Michigan State University, for instance, have the call number
First words of title...
Planning Reports of interest to the larger campus community might also be filed under larger geographies (depending on the scope of the work) such as
Lansing Metropolitan Area
Tri County Regional Planning Commission
Many online Planning Reports that have not yet been cataloged have been gathered into two Research Guides:
Michigan Planning Reports
Local Government Planning Reports: Non-Michigan
Other planning reports might be found freely online (many newer reports have been published online, but not all) by using a web search engine and searching:
nameoftown master plan
nameoftown comprehensive plan
nameoftown land use