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Graduate Student Services

Library services and resources for MSU graduate students

Instructional Services

We can help you with in-person and online information literacy instruction if you are a TA.


" "Library Instruction

Our librarians are here to help your students succeed in or outside the classroom. Librarians welcome collaboration with faculty to integrate content to support students with their information needs, collaborate with you to develop effective information literacy instruction and/or assessment, and work with you to develop a tutorial, LibGuide, or other instructional tool for your students. 


" "Information Literacy Tutorials

The Library provides online information literacy tutorials. These can be used as a ready-to-use course or to supplement existing courses and instructions sessions. Modules, tutorials, and quizzes can be embedded into BrightSpace, and the quizzes can be auto-graded with grades getting imported into the BrightSpace grade book.

Credo Learning Tutorials - Information Literacy Core


Research Assistance" "

Librarians are available for research assistance through chat, email, and in-person consultations. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to contact the library for assistance at anytime.

Teaching Support

Find the resources you need to support your teaching.


" "Innovative Learning Studio (ILS)

The Innovative Learning Studio (ILS) is a collaborative and flexible space that can be used for a variety of group activities such as presentations, classes, workshops, and training sessions. When you use the Innovative Learning Studio, we’ll provide the technical support to help you integrate innovative technologies and applications into your teaching.


" "Online & Physical Collections

Get recommendations from a librarian on materials that will enhance your course: databases, electronic books, print materials, etc. These materials can be embedded through permalinks into Brightspace or you can use our Course Reserves Service.

The Library's Course Reserves Service allows instructors to set aside books, films, sound recordings and other physical items for class use. Items can be identified online via CatSearch, and checked out at the Service Desk. The normal lending period for the majority of Course Reserves is 4 hours. Other options include 24 hour and 3 day.

We have many streaming video available in multiple databases that cover topics in most subject areas. These can be embedded into Brightspace.

Give your students hands-on learning experiences by visiting our Archives and Special Collections.