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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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Can't find something you need? The interlibrary loan service can obtain the books or articles that you want.
You can locate books, which are not available at the MU Library by searching for your topic in WorldCat
Books may be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.