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Library systems migration June 28-July 1, 2021: plan ahead!

On February 1, 2021 GVSU Libraries will temporarily stop borrowing books from other libraries via MeLCat as GVSU Libraries change our search software. In the meantime, you can request items we do not own through our Document Delivery service, or pick up MeLCat loans from your public library. Learn more about this service change.

Info about virtual liaison librarian services for 2021


This guide's purposes are to: help you learn more about communication while using information, provide resources for doing research as you complete the Master of Science in Communication, help you save time and energy, and successfully complete your assignments.

Each discipline or field of study has different values about types of information and procedures for research, so the resources here will be different from those you might have used in other courses in fields like Writing or Biology.

Annotated Bibliographies: How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography (From Cornell University. Includes examples.) and Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) (A selection of annotations in different styles)

The Literature Review: A Research Journey (From Harvard Graduate School of Education, Gutman Library) (introduction to the basics of conducting a literature review)

Author Rights: FAQ about your intellectual and creative property rights

Scholarly Communication: Copyright, Open Access

Thesis and Dissertation Information from GVSU's Graduate School

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