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MARS: MSU Article Retrieval Service

MSU Article Retrieval Service

Free - Fast - For Everyone


The MSU Libraries will scan from any print collection for you (including those materials previously housed in the Engineering or Math Library) and send you an electronic copy.


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USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive

USC Shoah Foundation

The USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive is a fully streaming video collection of more than 53,000 primary source testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust (Shoah), the Armenian Genocide, the Rwandan Genocide, the Guatemalan Genocide, the Cambodian Genocide, and the Nanjing Massacre. The vast majority of the testimonies contain a complete personal history of life before, during, and after the interviewee's firsthand experience with genocide.

MSU access to the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive is made possible by a generous gift from Edward Brill and Leslie VanBrandt in honor of their brother, Michael Brill.

Note: First-time users must register to create a personal login

Fifty Years of Young Adult Literature: Realistic, Controversial, Diverse

Detail of the cover of “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton

Now through June 2017
Main Library, 2nd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the young adult novel and tracing the evolution of the genre.

Exhibit produced by Jill Morningstar and Elizabeth Webster

From Cereal to Science: Kellogg Biological Station - A Legacy of Conservation

Title banner with photos of W.K. Kellogg and KBS dairy farm

Now through August 2017
Main Library, 3rd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit celebrating the three land donations to MSU that led to what became the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), Michigan State University's largest off-campus education complex and one of North America's premier inland field stations. In 1927 and 1928 W.K. Kellogg donated the land and properties that now make-up the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary and the Kellogg Farm. Construction and landscaping of the Kellogg Manor House and Estate was completed in 1927.

Features items from the W.K. Kellogg Manor House and the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.

Exhibit produced by Melissa Yost

A New Hope Turns 40: Celebrating Star Wars with Special Collections

Star Wars Exhibit

Now through September 2017
Main Library, 1st Floor, North Lobby

An exhibit highlighting the 40th anniversary of this classic film.

Exhibit produced by Sheila Bryant

Spring 2017 Classes and Workshops

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Sign up today for a free workshop at the library! Sign up early, as most classes have limited enrollment.  Offered this semester:

  • Citation Management -  Endnote X6 and Endnote Online, Mendeley, and Zotero
  • Digital Scholarship - audio and image analysis, Neatline, Podcasting
  • Make Central
  • GIS programs - compass navigation and QGIS
  • Desire2Learn, ZOOM, and MediaSpace

Voxgov: News from U.S. Government Sources

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Voxgov collects over 50 different document types from U.S. Federal Government sources. These include press releases, speeches, transcripts, columns, blogs, fact sheets, social media, Federal Register and Congressional documents, among many others. Materials are included from candidates in the presidential election campaign.