EN 102-12/27/30 College Composition

Google Books Search

Google Books is a collection of digital materials derived from print books. You may be able to locate them in the MU catalog or borrow them from another library.

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Interlibrary Loan

If they're not available from MU Library, we can get you the books or articles you need from another library! Visit the Interlibrary Loan information page to get started!.


Need information on a particular book? WorldCat shows publication information as well as which nearby libraries may have a copy!

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Finding Books at the MU Library

Suggested Titles

Searching With Subject Headings

Once you find a book on your topic, be sure to look at the book's subject heading. Clicking on this heading will take you to other books on your topic.

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Why Use Books in Library Research?

Books can be very useful at the beginning of your project when you're doing background or in-depth research on a topic:

  • Reference books can help with definitions, pronunciation, basic facts 
  • Include detailed information on a topic as well as related issues
  • Provide overview and background
  • May include an index with quick access to key people, places, dates
  • Academic books rigorously researched and vetted

Below are some suggested books on subjects covered in the syllabus, including food insecurity. Use the MU library catalog to locate additional titles.