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Information & Library Science: Getting Started

A guide of useful resources for U-M School of Information (UMSI) students, and for research in the interdisciplinary field of information and library science.

About This Guide

Are you a UMSI student and not sure how to begin researching a topic? This guide is for you.

Find suggested databases and books, along with links to additional resources. Discover library services and get personalized help.

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Not sure where to start?

Not sure where to start your search?  Try the "magic" search box on the MLibrary home page, Your results will be various types of information available from the library:  items from the catalog, web pages, research guides, databases, etc.

Looking for journal or news articles? Try ArticlesPlus

ArticlesPlus is a new tool that allows you to search across hundreds of databases at the same time.  It is especially useful when searching for interdisciplinary topics.

Start at the and click on the ArticlePlus center tab.