We're pleased to announce the publication of Speak Out! The MSU Student Anthology on Civil and Human Rights.
Speak Out! is one of the library's contributions to Project 60/50, MSU's year-long conversation on civil and human rights. Along with the anthology, we've also been an active participant with films, musical performances, and exhibits on relevant resources in our collection.
In the anthology, five student authors reflect on difficult questions and moments in history that have moved, angered, or challenged them:
• Elizabeth Gil, Painting a Fuller Portrait: An Open Letter
• Kyle Goldstein, When is Censorship Justified?
• Sam Mather, Torture and Human Rights
• Kenneth J. Williams Jr., Racial Equality is a Myth!
• Connor Yeck, Eight Moments at Shima Hospital
Get your copy on Amazon.com or at the Main Library Copy Center on 2 West!
The five 1860s cookbooks it discusses are all from the MSU Libraries' Cookery & Food Collection. Food in the Civil War Era: The North is the first in an 11-volume series Veit will edit for the MSU Press.
MSU Libraries' Special Collections are also working with Veit on a digital archive and interactive website, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, on American cooking during the Great Depression. Learn more in the May issue of Insight.
The MSU Libraries' new 3D printing service was profiled in the State News! Read the article and watch the video.
3D printing is available for students, faculty, and the public, at the Main Library Copy Center on 2 East.
A 3D printer builds three-dimensional objects one micro-thin layer at a time, with different printers using metal alloys, thermoplastics, or photopolymers. The printer in the Main Library uses an environmentally friendly bioplastic made from corn.
The MSU Libraries' implementation of SearchPlus is covered in an article on Library Journal's technology site, The Digital Shift.
SearchPlus is a multidisciplinary research tool which offers a single entry point for most of the library's licensed online resources and the library catalog. Read more about SearchPlus here, or start searching now!
The MSU Libraries have launched SearchPlus, a new research tool powered by ProQuest's Summon® software. See the full press release.
SearchPlus allows users to search most of the library's online databases and the library catalog at the same time, for a multidisciplinary set of results which can then be filtered by date, language, subject, and content type -- such as books, articles in scholarly journals, newspaper articles, dissertations, and more.
This single entry point into the library's resources is especially valuable for undergraduate students, who often find it challenging to determine which of the library's many databases is best suited to a particular topic. Advanced researchers exploring cross-disciplinary approaches will also benefit from the range of resources accessible through SearchPlus.
The Libraries' implementation of SearchPlus is also a valuable new resource for library users across the state, because searches can be conducted and citations displayed without authentication. That means non-MSU users can locate complete citations for books and articles they need, and then request interlibrary loan through their local libraries. (Because of license restrictions, only MSU-affiliated users can log in and connect to full-text resources, such as ebooks and online journals.)
"SearchPlus brings serendipity back into the research process," says Clifford H. Haka, director of the MSU Libraries. "Users will discover resources in formats and disciplines they might not have found previously, when using traditional subject-specific indexes.”
Try SearchPlus at the MSU Libraries' website!
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