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"A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library." -- Shelby Foote


Welcome to the Library!

Whether you're studying on campus or studying at home, your library provides you with many services to support your research needs. You can read and browse books entirely online, download them onto your computer or electronic device, as well as find full-text articles in both scholarly journals and popular magazines. There are reference books, literature reviews, newspapers, government documents and commentary at the library and in our online collection. And, library resources are available to students 24/7 using your Portal ID.



Research stressing you out?

Contact Leland the Librarian at or call (231) 348-6715 for an individual appointment!

Get assistance with:

  • Primary Sources

  • Peer-Reviewed Sources

  • Citation Help

  • Database Navigation

  • Critical Analyses of your paper

  • Reference and research interviews 


Golden Rules of Library Research

  1. Relate your passions to your studies and studies to your research and your research to your life.
  2. Searching is as rewarding as finding.
  3. The search you start with is seldom the search you end up with.
  4. Flexible not fixated.
  5. Use your eyes/learning from your results.