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Books often provide a more systematic overview of a research topic than is usually found in articles. Theses and dissertations usually have helpful literature reviews that are more detailed than most articles.
1. Be sure to check the Online Catalog to make sure MSU does not have the book that you want.
2. If the book is not available at MSU, you can request the book using our Interlibrary Loan service.