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WRA 1004: Preparation for College Writing

Resources for First Year Writing students enrolled in WRA 1004

Book Searching

Try the Library Catalog

If you know the title or author of the book you want, the Library Catalog is the easiest place to search. Change the drop down menu to Title or Author.

Advanced Books & Media Search

NOTE: the Library Catalog has more than books - you can also search for movies, CDs or journals by name.


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What if my book is not there?

If the book is CHECKED OUT, try requesting the book from another library by clicking the Get It button:

  • Request the book through ILLiad. We'll find the book for you, and send it to the Patron Services desk for you to pick up.
  • Search U-Borrow to see if the book is available from our 13 partner research libraries and have the book delivered to the Main Library for you
  • Search MeLCat to see if the book is available from other Michigan libraries and request it be delivered to the Main Library for you

Finding Books (video)

Use these strategies to find the best books for your project..

Direct link to "Find Books on a Topic" on MSU Mediaspace

Video credit: Emilia Marcyk

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