Books can be very useful at the beginning of your project when you're doing background or in-depth research on a topic:
Google Books is a collection of digital resources derived from print materials. Books found here may be available from the MU catalog or via interlibrary loan.
Use the MU Catalog to locate books.
KeywordTitleAuthorCall NumberISBN/ISSN Number
Use Keyword to search the entire record for the terms you enter. Use quotation marks when entering a phrase, e.g. "seltzer water." Research topics should be searched by Keyword to maximize the number of references to a topic.
For Title searches, omit "The" at the beginning.
For Author searches, use last name first.
Another way to search is to browse by Subject. This strategy is especially useful if you are having trouble narrowing your topic.
Use Advanced Search to limit your search by date or location.
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Need information on a particular book? WorldCat shows publication information as well as which nearby libraries may have a copy!
Enter title, subject or author here:
Can't find something you need? The interlibrary loan service at MU Library can obtain the books or articles you are looking for.