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Research Guides

Undergraduate Students Portal

Library Locations

The following provides information about the locations of some of the more common locations of print materials in Mitchell Memorial Library. For additional information, see our Floor Plans page.

1st Floor: Bound Journals
2nd Floor:

Research Services (Undergraduate Research Center, Reference, Current Journals; Newspapers); Microforms; MaxxSouth Digital Media Center

3rd Floor:

Circulating Collection (Call Numbers: A-S)

Special Collections

4th Floor:

Circulating Collection (Call Numbers: T-Z); State-Adopted Text books, Juvenile Collection

Grant Presidential Library; Congressional & Political Research Center


Popular Research Topics

Undergraduate Research Center

The Undergraduate Research Center in the Research Services Department contains resources that may be useful for your papers and speeches. These resources cannot be checked out, but you can photocopy the information you need.

Some of the topical pro/con series in this area are: At Issue; CQ Researcher; Current Controversies; and Opposing Viewpoints. You can search for these items in the online catalog by limiting the location to Reference--Undergraduate Research Center (Low Shelves).

Just ask one of the librarians or library student assistants on duty for help with any of these resources - we'll be glad to help!

Find and Check Out a Book!

Find Books Using the Online Catalog

Finding Books Tutorial

When it's not in the library: InterLibrary Loan (Illiad)

Need a book or article but it's not located at the Mississippi State University Libraries?  Try using our InterLibrary Loan service, called Illiad.  This service lets you borrow a book or get a copy of an article from another library.  Depending on the material, access may take 2-7 working days.