MeLCat is a service of the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL). You can use MeLCat to request books from over 100 libraries in the state of Michigan, including Wayne State University, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan. Use your local public library card to request books, and pick them up at your local public library.
Important News about MelCat borrowing
The Suburban Library Co-op is having a library system upgrade and cannot participate in Mel during the changevoer. Mel should come back online in early October. The libraries include all of the following listed on this page except Troy and Clinton-Macomb. https://libcoop.net/slc/member-library-directory/
Learn more about using MeLCat by watching the video below.
Use this link to get to mel.org
Google Scholar can be a powerful tool for locating articles and books for research papers. Watch this video to understand what kinds of resources you can find in Google Scholar, power searching tools to help you narrow your search, and helpful tools available in the Google Scholar search results page.
There are ways to locate quality scholarly resources free on the internet, but it can be challenging to find them by just searching the internet with Google or other search engines. Watch this video to learn about Open Access and the resources you can use to find scholarly articles and books online.
The MyJSTOR Register & Read program allows you to set up an account in JSTOR, and access full-text of over 1,200 journals.
MyJSTOR Register & Read lets you create a bookshelf, and have access to read up to 6 articles for 30 days (Note--this access has been expanded due to COVID). After 30 days, the selected articles are removed, and you can add an additional 6 items to your bookshelf.