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Veteran Student Library Resource Guide

Your field guide to the MSU Library

Starting Your Search

Enter Keywords to Start Your Search

  1. Starting from the library website
  2. Enter search terms in the CatSearch box
  3. Limit by Availability and Resource Type on the search results page
  4. Limit to 'Peer reviewed' if needed
  5. Limit by subject, author, date and others, on the right of the search results page

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Online Access

  1. Click on an item from the search results.
  2. Click on 'Full Text Available' if the library has access, then follow the light blue links to get the full article from one of the listed databases

screenshot of links for full text available                  

Physical Access

  1. Limit to books, or physical collection if needed.
  2. Click on the item from your search results. 
  3. Sign in, if needed
  4. Click Place Hold, and you will get an email when the item is ready to be picked up at the front desk. 

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Video: Using CatSearch in Less than 60 Seconds:

The video shows the same steps outlined above. This is in place of a transcript, because there are no spoken words in the video.