Want quick, basic information? Background? Use Reference Books (print and online) to learn basic information, check facts, understand relationships and contexts, get ideas for further research, generate topics, etc. The online reference books can be used on or off-campus; the print reference books listed below are located in the Reference Stacks on the 1st floor or 3rd floor of Renne Library. Ask for help at the RESEARCH CENTER desk.
Here are some suggested online e-books held in the Renne Library collection. You will also find many print and additional online books on your topic by searching the MSU Library Catalog or CatSearch (see the Finding Books box above).