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EDU 101:Teaching & Learning: A Critical Introduction to the Education Profession

Finding books

Books & Media (MSU Library Catalog)

Use the catalog to find print books in the Renne Library collection.



Use CatSearch to locate print books, e-books, articles, films, and more on your topic!

Education databases

ERIC  (Education Resource Information Center) is a database maintained by the U. S. Department of Education.

  • Use the first link to library's subscription option to ERIC, while you are at MSU. This option let you take advantage of the library's access to full-text (Check MSU Availability). You will be asked for your NetID and password if you are accessing ERIC or other subscription databases, ebooks, e-journals, etc., from off campus.
  • When you are no longer affiliated with MSU, you can use the freely available ERIC site. It does contain a growing amount of full-text. For many journal articles, you would need to request them through your local library's interlibrary loan service.

Multidisciplinary databases/research tools

These multidisciplinary databases include content on education as well as a number of other subjects. To access the Library's subject-specific databases, go to the Articles & Research Databases link under FIND on the Library homepage and then the By Subject.

You will be asked for a username and password if you are accessing these databases from off campus - just use your D2L credentials (NetID/password).

Finding full text

The full text of many articles is available through our databases.  If it is not, here are your other options for getting the full text.

Use the Check MSU Availability link within a database.  If the article is in a journal to which we subscribe, you will either get linked right to that article (electronic access) or be linked into the library catalog to get a call number so you can find the journal in the library (print access).  If we don't subscribe to the journal, you will find a link to get in to Request It! - make a request and we will get a copy from another library for you.


If you have a citation for which you are trying to find full text, use the Journals by Title link to look for the journal by title.  The JournaList is a list of all our periodicals holdings, both electronic and print.  If we subscribe, the JournaList is a quick way to find that out.  Again, if we do have the journal, you will be linked to electronic access or to the catalog to get a call number.  The Journals & Magazines link can be found under FIND on the library's home page.


If the library does not subscribe to a journal, you can request your article through Request It! and we will get a copy for you from another library.  You can log in directly to Request It! using the same username and password you use for D2L (Net/ID and associated password).  Again, you can also get  to Request It! under REQUEST on the library's home page. You can also request that a print article or book chapter be scanned for you or you can ask that a book be held for you at the circulation desk for pick up.