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Geography Research Guide

Getting Started

This guide is a collection of materials put together with instructors and librarians to help students get started with their research, whether it's introductory research or in-depth, we have what you need to get started. 

When it comes time to do your research, remember that you are not alone! Contact any MSU research and instruction librarian. You can call us, email us, chat with us, text us, or IM us. You can also set up a one-on-one appointment and we will meet with you virtually. Help is at hand.

Research Best Bets

Here are some of the best instructor recommended starting places for Geography research.

Exploring the World

Want more than just to read about geography?  Utilize the Library's Virtual Reality space to explore spaces and places around the world.Virtual Reality is a fun way to learn and explore.

Curious what the library offers? Here are a few demo videos of the softwareGoogle Earth VR review: Now with virtual reality Street View - available in our Virtual Discovery Space.  You can use and interact with them in the MSU Library.  For details, visit our VDS page.

Discovery VR - from the Discovery Channel, this app embraces a new opportunity to tell amazing stories and explore new places, characters and ideas.

Google Earth VR - explore the world from totally new perspectives. Stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over Yosemite, or teleport across the globe.