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Research Guides

Information Portal for Graduate Students

Research Consultations

The Mitchell Memorial Library Research Services Department offers a research consultation service for students, faculty, and staff. This is an individualized, one-on-one instruction session with a librarian to discuss possible information resources and search strategies for class assignments, papers, presentations, Master's degree theses, and doctoral dissertations. Librarians can also help with a general orientation to the print and online resources available at MSU.

You may schedule a consultation by completing the form here, by completing a consultation form at the Research Services Desk, or by calling the Department at 662-325-7667.

You can also chat with a librarian live, call or stop by the main Research Services Desk, or email a librarian as part of our Ask A  Librarian service.  Whatever your research topic, our Subject Specialists are here to help you. 

Look for this logo at the top right of every Library web page to access research assistance.

Getting Started: Subject Research Guides

Choose from over 150 research guides to find databases, online and print resources, and journals to help you get started on researching your topic.  Our gudies cover a wide range of topics for the various fields of study at MSU. 

Research Workshops

The MSU Libraries offer a wide variety of research workshops that can help graduate students with their research and writing needs. 

Research Databases

MSU Libraries offers a variety of databases to meet your research needs, and our portal also links to relevant free online resources you may find helpful. 

Our Subject list of databases helps you find the right tool for the right job for your research.  See which databses are relevant to your field of study. 

EBSCO Discovery Service allows you to search a multitude of library resources at once--including books, media, journal article databases, and digital images.

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Managing Your Research & Citations