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Spring 2016 Classes and Workshops

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Sign up today for a free workshop at the library! Sign up early, as most classes have limited enrollment.  Offered this semester:

  • Citation Management -  Endnote X6 and Endnote Online, Mendeley, and Zotero
  • Digital Humanities - including Github tutorials and data visualization
  • Make Central  - 3D printing and video game emulation
  • Funding Your Graduate Experience
  • GIS programs - GQIS, 3D maps, and finding geospatial data

Voxgov: News from U.S. Government Sources

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Voxgov collects over 50 different document types from U.S. Federal Government sources. These include press releases, speeches, transcripts, columns, blogs, fact sheets, social media, Federal Register and Congressional documents, among many others. Materials are included from candidates in the presidential election campaign.

Mango Languages

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Mango is an online interactive language learning tool, that combines sound, text (including captioning) and images. It covers more than 70 languages, including ASL, Arabic, English as a second language (in 17 versions for various language speakers), Canadian French, Igbo, Swahili and Yiddish.

Rovi Media Collection

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Thanks to a generous donation from the Rovi Corporation of California, Michigan State University Libraries now has the country’s largest publicly accessible media collection.

The new “Rovi Media Collection” includes nearly 1 million CDs, Blu-Rays, DVDs and video games.   Patrons can request movies and music through the MSU Libraries catalog, and residents of Michigan can request items through MelCat, the statewide interlibrary loan borrowing system. 

This Year in History: A Retrospective Trip through Time

This Year in History: A Retrospective Trip Through Time

Now through July 2016
Main Library, 2nd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit profiling the 2016 anniversaries of 12 significant historical events.

Exhibit produced by Anita Ezzo

Acadia to Zion: 100 Years of the National Park Service

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Now through August 31, 2016
Main Library, 3rd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service through a display of objects and resources from the MSU Libraries' collection.

Exhibit produced by Julia Frankosky

Faculty Research in Special Collections

Special Collections Librarian Peter Berg with Professor Helen Veit holding a cookbook

Now through June 2016
Main Library, 1st Floor Lobby

An exhibit highlighting seven MSU faculty members and their publications based wholly or in part on resources in Special Collections.

Exhibit produced by Ruth Ann Jones

Library Environmental Series: Beal Garden Tours

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Beal Botanical Garden Tour: Historical Food Plants of American Indian Cultures and Nations

Thursday, July 14, 2016

12:10 - 12:50 pm

Join Beal Botanical Garden assistant curator Peter Carrington in a tour of the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden to look at the foods and crop plant species that the American Indians, both in the Midwest and elsewhere, used and cultured for their people. We will examine their nutritional contributions and examine poisonous look-a-likes. We will meet at the pond by the shed at the southeast corner of the Botanical Garden. In case of inclement weather, please join us for a virtual tour of the garden in the Main Library's Reference Instruction Room (1st floor).

Admit One - Agricultural Fairs: A Celebration of Community, Agriculture, and Tradition

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Now through August 2016
Main Library, 4th Floor, West Wing

An exhibit highlighting aspects of agricultural fairs throughout their 200+ years as a uniquely American event, illustrated by materials from the collections of the MSU Libraries.

Exhibit produced by Emily Sanford