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Research Guides

  • 1963 Mississippi State University Basketball Team

    Books, interviews, articles, photos, and archival materials about the March 15, 1963 "Game of Change," in which MSU's basketball team defied the "unwritten law" keeping them from playing integrated teams by sneaking to Lansing, MI to play the Loyola University Ramblers.

  • Ageism, Aging, and Age Discrimination

    This guide explores tools and resources on the prejudices against people of a certain age given various situations.

  • Award-Winning Book Lists

    Lists of award-winning children's and young adult books held by MSU Libraries, organized by award. Many of these encompass diversity within their subject matter.

  • Banned Books Week

    Resources about banned books for teachers, librarians, and others. Updated yearly with information about the year's most frequently challenged titles.

  • Black History Month

    Includes lists and links to other relevant resource guides pertaining to black history and the African American experience.

  • Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

    "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" is a series of film screenings and conversations that discuss the history and continuing impact of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.

  • Diversity in Education

    Information and library resources on diversity or multiculturalism in education; and explores educational challenges and opportunities for different ethnic groups, females, LGBT, or individuals with special needs.

  • Diversity in the Workplace

    Information and library resources on diversity in the workplace, managing workforce diversity, the glass ceiling, and more.

  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Resources

    Information and library resources on GLBT studies, rights, issues, and activism.

  • Gender Studies

    This guide provides you with an introduction to resources available for researching Gender Studies and corresponding, interdisciplinary courses at MSU.

  • Information for Users with Disabilities

    Information and resources for library users who need special accommodation. Includes parking and accessibility information, library services and adaptive equipment, and helpful links.

  • Women's History Month

    Historical, statistical, and current information on women's history.

  • For more information, visit the following guides from our peer institutions.

  • African American in Tennessee

    Inlucdes primary sources and research materials in Special Collections related to the African American experience in East Tennessee from the late 18th century to present day.

  • African and African American Studies

    Includes a number of relevant resources related to African and African American Studies, including local Knoxville-area resources and Internet resources.

  • Latin American History

    Includes resources for the study of Latin American history.

  • Southeastern Native American Tribes

    Identifies materials related to Cherokee, Chocktaw, Creek, Seminole, and Chickasaw Native Americans from 1782 to 2011.

  • Women's Studies on the Web

    Includes information and resources on Women's Studies, including resources on education, International women's studies, research, and general resources. Created by Tahirah Akbar-Williams.