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Special Collections Reference Consultations


McCain Library and Archives offers research consultations for individual people and small groups. Consultations are intended for students and others conducting research on a specific topic. During the meeting, a librarian will assist the researcher with finding books and manuscripts in our library that support the research topic. Discussion topics may include:

Civil Rights
Numerous topics relating to children's literature
Lumber industry in Mississippi
USM History
Mississippi politics
Printing History
Book illustrations
Southern literature
Mississippi History


A librarian is available to discuss all research that may relate to the materials in Special Collections. If your topic is not included in the above list, please feel free to make an appointment with a librarian using the consultation form.