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40 Years of Punk: 1976 - 2016

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Now through November 30, 2016
Main Library, 4th Floor, West Wing

An exhibit marking the 40th anniversary of "punk": its development (pre and post), antecedents, cultural contexts, and aftermath through a selection of research materials available through the MSU Libraries.

Exhibit produced by Joshua Barton and Michael Rodriguez.

Fall 2016 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 Humanities - including Git and Github
  • Make Central  - using kites for aerial photography and laser cutting for bookmark making
  • GIS programs - map reading, QGIS, geocoding, and 3D printing terrain maps
  • Desire2Learn, ZOOM, and MediaSpace

Mango Languages

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Mango is an online interactive language learning tool, that combines sound, text (including captioning) and images. It covers more than 70 languages, including ASL, Arabic, English as a second language (in 17 versions for various language speakers), Canadian French, Igbo, Swahili and Yiddish.

Star Trek 50th Anniversary

Star Trek 50th Anniversary

Now through November 2016
Main Library, 3rd floor, West Wing

This exhibit celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series and the vast Star Trek universe created over the last fifty years. The television show premiered on NBC on September 8, 1966 and ended its run on June 3, 1969. Since its cancelation, the original series and the other Star Trek series and movies have become a pop culture phenomenon, even more popular today than twenty-five or fifty years ago. The exhibit highlights a wealth of scholarly and popular resources, many available in the MSU Libraries. Included are nonfiction and fiction books, biographies, blueprints, action figures, movies, music, comics, model ships, zines, and there’s even a tribble or two.

Exhibit produced by Suzi Teghtmeyer and Sheila Bryant.

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 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

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.


Submit your request for an electronic copy!

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.

Muslim Journeys Book Club 2016/2017

Muslim Journeys 2016/2017

Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders

by historian Denise A. Spellberg.

Lecture and discussion by Salah Hassan, associate professor of English and Muslim Studies

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

7:00 pm

Green Room (4 West)

Cosponsored by the MSU Muslim Studies Program, Islamic Society of Greater Lansing, East Lansing Area Clergy Association

Beal Garden Tour

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Plants and Animals; A Study in Cooperation

October 13, 2016

Join Beal Botanical Garden assistant curator Peter Carrington in a tour of the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden to look how plants and animals have developed complex strategies to ensure the survival of the ecosystem. We will look at plant strategies and tricks that influence animals to help them out. We will meet at the pond by the shed at the southeast corner of the Botanical Garden. Time: 12:10-12:50 If there is serious weather, we will meet in the Main Library's Reference Instruction Room (1st floor).