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Library Resource Guide
Books & Other Library Materials
Click on the Catalog tab above to search only the library catalog for books, titles of periodicals, government documents, and audiovisual materials the library owns.
To find the location of materials listed in the library catalog, see the Library Map. Also, for help with call numbers including an outline of call numbers by subject see the Guide to Library of Congress Call Numbers. Additional resources for books: the MelCat catalog and the WorldCat catalog. Resources found here will need to be interlibrary loaned.
The Library Catalog cannot be used to find articles in magazines, journals, or newspapers, only which magazines and journals the library owns (Time, Newsweek, etc.). Instead, use the OneSearch tab above to search for articles.
Specific Databases for Journal and Magazine Articles, Biographies
Biography Reference Bank - Books and journal articles covering interviews, obituaries, collections of letters, diaries, memoirs, juvenile literature, book reviews,and more of notable individuals from antiquity to the present. 1984 to present.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index – References to over 3 million biographical sketches from reference sources on individuals living and deceased. Sources include biographical dictionaries, subject encyclopedias, volumes of literary criticism, and other reference sources. Brought to you by the State of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
CQ Researcher – In-depth, non-biased reports on political and social issues, with regular coverage of topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.
Evaluating Internet Sources: what does that resource you've found look like when you look it over critically?
Britannica Online - Premier encyclopedia for college students. Also includes audio & video clips.
Oxford Reference Online - NMU has access to this online reference database. Over 172 publications available from the arts to the sciences.
Electronic Reference Sources - Subject guide from NMU listing online resources from Anthropology to Statistics.
Access World News
MLA Style Guide
For further assistance, stop by the Reference Desk, call (227-2294), or use the live chat.