Books are great for broad, basic, background information about any subject--best practices, a certain species, methodologies, treatments for diseases, and more. E-books have "[electronic resource]" beside the title. Get to these books from anywhere--on or off campus--by clicking on the FIND IT button. Search for many more in the MSU Libraries catalog.
Peer-reviewed scholarly journals are vetted by experts and are a valid source for any scientific paper or presentation. Use journals to explore the details of research and findings in a certain field. You'll find foundational research described in older articles, and up-to-the-minute findings in the latest issues. Most of MSU's journals are now online, but you may have to come to the library to find older articles.