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To find journal articles, you will primarily use the library's online databases. In the databases, you can conduct keyword, author, title, or subject searching.
When you just have a citation:
Many authors, especially federal government employees, post versions of their articles online. So you may be able to find what you need through a Google or Google Scholar search.
Listed below are databases that you may find useful for Civil & Environmental Engineering research. For a complete listing of all of MSU Libraries' online indexes and databases, click here.
If the MSU Libraries does not provide access to a journal article or other item that you need, you may order it through Interlibrary Loan.