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Resource Temporarily Unavailable Library staff only. Username and password required.

Book ordering module for library staff.

Researching Your Topic

    Find Books

  ARBA Online
ARBAonline (the online equivalent of American Reference Books Annual) is a comprehensive, authoritative database for quality reviews of print and electronic reference works written by librarians for librarians.
  Books at MSU
Search the MSU Library Catalog to find books, including NetLibrary ebooks, videos/DVDs, posters, government documents, maps, newspapers, some journals (NOT articles), theses and alternate plan papers, and other materials owned by MSU.
  Books at Nearby LibrariesFreely available 
Search for books, videos, and other materials at libraries nearby:
  Books at Other Minnesota LibrariesFreely available 
Search for books, videos, and other materials at other Minnesota Libraries:
  Books In Print
Provides citations and selected reviews to "more than 5 million in-print, out-of-print, forthcoming, book, audio book, and video titles." Includes Children's Room, Fiction Room, and Forthcoming Book Room.
  Library of Congress Catalog Freely available 
Search "approximately 12 million records representing books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, cartographic materials, music, sound recordings, and visual materials. The Catalog also displays searching aids for users, such as cross-references and scope notes."
Search books and other materials held by libraries across Minnesota. Can search by geographical area or type of library. Sign in to search for newspaper, journal, and magazine articles and for ebooks in the ELM resources.
    1000 B.C. - present
Provides citations to books and other materials (including those that are out of print) held by libraries worldwide.

    Find Other Resources

  Blackwell's Special Offers Freely available 
Provides information about pre-publication promotions for 'high ticket' reference sets. Link to Blackwell's Collection Manager is also available from the Special Offers page.

    Use Web Resources

  Amazon Freely available 
Search or browse for books available for purchase. Verify publisher, cost, and ISBN.