See a guide to using the library for teaching, classwork, and research during the coronavirus outbreak: https://guides.library.msstate.edu/coronavirus
To find books, first try the MSU Libraries' Online Catalog.
Once you are in the catalog, two types of searches, the "SUBJECT" and "KEYWORD", will help locate books about topic. You can also use the Advanced Search to do topic searches. But if you know the author, title, subject or journal title, try the Browse Search.
The Keyword Search
To limit your search to just the MSU Libraries or a specific library, use the drop down menu to choose the library. If you are looking for a book to check out, try limiting your search to the Circulating Collection under location in the Advanced Search.
If you don't find what you need, try WorldCat (The icon indicates that you must be a current MSU faculty member, staff member, or student to access this resource):
Here's a short Tutorial about Finding Books.