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From our writers and film series to traveling exhibits, come to one of the many events and programs we offer here at MSU Libraries. We look forward to seeing you!

LexisNexis Congressional Hearings

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LexisNexis Congressional Hearings Digital Collection (1824-2003)

Congressional hearings offer unique insight into the players and issues of key political, historical and legal events and processes. This collection contains the full text of hearing transcripts, including all oral statements, committee questions, and discussion. They can also contain texts of related reports, statistical analyses, correspondence, exhibits, and articles presented by witnesses or inserted into the record by committee members and staff.

Also included are more than 28,000 unpublished hearings, covering investigations of leaks, foreign intelligence, nuclear power, corrupt government officials and labor management relations and more.


  • U.S. Congress. Joint Committee on Conduct of the War. Attack on Petersburg, July 30, 1864, Dec. 17, 20, 1864, Jan. 13, 17, 1865.
  • U.S. Senate. Committee on Commerce. "Titanic" Disaster. April 19, 1912.
  • U.S. Congress. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy. Underwater Test in the Pacific Area, May 9, 1955.
  • U.S. Senate. Committee on Judiciary, Comic Books and Juvenile Delinquency. 1955.

Librarians Are Here to Help

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The Business Library has librarians here to help you with your research, in using databases, and more.

If you can't get to the Business Library, you can contact us through our Ask a Business Librarian email service or online via Chat.

Little Cookbooks

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Little Cookbooks contains thousands of food and cookery related publications produced primarily by companies in the United States from the late nineteenth century up to the present. The collection provides a rich resource to study the evolution and history of advertising, food products, individual companies, technology, food preparation, and food production. It was organized, described, and donated in 2005 by Shirley Brocker Sliker, who continues to add items to the collection.

Making of Modern Michigan

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The Making of Modern Michigan (MMM) project empowered libraries around Michigan to digitize their local history collections to make them available throughout the world.

Michigan Modern

Book cover: Michigan Modern, an Architectural Legacy; Brian D. Conway with photography by James Haefner - image of domed building