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WRIT 101 Research Guide

This is your guide to doing better research in WRIT 101. Using it will help you become more "information literate" by knowing more about library resources, source evaluation, and citation mechanics.

Research is a Process

Research is a process. 1, Choose a topic. 2, Searching Basics. 3, Find Sources. 4, Evaluate information. 5, Cite sources.

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decorative icon bookThe MSU Library provides interlibrary loan (ILL) services for current students, faculty, staff, and affiliates.  Unfortunately, we are unable to provide this to alumni, retirees, or the general public.

ILL is an agreement to borrow from and loan to other libraries. You can request books (no current semester textbooks), articles, video or audio recordings, government documents, theses/dissertations, conference proceedings, patents, and newspapers. If we can find a source, we’ll try to get it!

Most article requests take 2-3 business days while most loan requests take 3-7 business days.