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Where to start

If you are not familiar with the subject area or the topic, it is important to first get background information.

Encyclopedias and other reference sources provide a good starting point if you do not know much about your topic. Click to learn about our collection of reference sources >>                                                                        

After you have learned something about the topic, you can find a few books on the subject to get a general overview. 

To Find books:
Search the RacerTrack, MSU catalog to find what we have in our library. Learn more >>

You can also read articles; however, at early stages of your research, concentrate on articles that give a general overview of the topic. To find articles >>
During this initial phase of your research, remember to identify keywords/ concept terms that will help you to narrow your search and find more specific information on your topic.


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Welcome to Mathematics & Statistics: Getting Started Library Guide

This guide is designed to help those who are beginning college-level information searching in Engineering.

The tabs (pages) include information and tips for finding information from authoritative sources efficiently and effectively, evaluate those resources, and use information correctly in your writings.

  • Find books
  • Find articles
  • Locating items you found in your search
  • Evaluate your search results
  • Citing your sources

Graduate students and Faculty:
Use the Mathematics & Statistics: In-Depth guide
to get additional resources & help


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