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EDFD 180 (Cioè-Peña)

Finding Books in the Library Catalog - Acts

Getting Started

Begin by looking for a book chapter or section of the book or eBook that deals with the act/policy you are working on. You might even find an entire book if you are lucky! EBooks are not free, but free to you with your MSU NetID. From off-campus, you will need to log in with your NetID and password.

Search Tip:

  • Limit to books (which will include print books and ebooks).
  • Check the author. Government publications will have have a government author. e.g. United States. Congress. 
  • Reorder the results so that newer books show up first.
  • Click on 'View Description' in the catalog record to see the list of chapters in the book you've selected and make sure there's something about your act.

Search strings:

  • "school lunch act"
  • "national school lunch act"
  • "Bilingual Education Act"
  • "No Child Left Behind Act"
  • "elementary and secondary education act"
  • "Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act"
  • "IDEA Act"
  • "Equal Educational Opportunities Act"
  • "EEOA Act"
  • "Title IX"
  • FERPA

Subject Headings

su:Educational law and legislation United States 

Reasons you might not find anything and alternatives

  • Limited to what Sprague has bought. (Flip search to 'Libraries Worldwide').
  • You will have to use the interlibrary loan service to borrow books we don't own (from another academic library).  This can take a few weeks, so you will need to plan ahead.

Select Books

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