MU Libraries

Censorship Issues In America: Home

Librarian

Michael Muchow
Contact:
171 Ellis Library

573 882-6824

Find a topic

Censorship is a broad topic that can be approached from many different angles. This guide will provide you with some topic ideas and point you toward sources where you can get research information.

Throughout the guide the value of bibliographies, a list of books or articles on a subject, is stressed. Bibliographies save you time by pointing out  the best sources. Take the hint and use bibliographies to make your research easier.

Here is a suggested plan of attack:

  1. Use the resources in Getting Started tab or Online Reference Resources tab to brainstorm a topic. The links go to resources that have bibliographies.
  2. Use the Books tab locate books in the MU Libraries cited in the bibliography.  If the MU Libraries do not have the book or if the book it is checked out, see if it is available elsewhere in the state by clicking the MOBIUS button. If you find a copy, request it. You are affiliated with the MERLIN group. Books normally take two or three working days to arrive. You will receive an e-mail when they come in.
  3. Use the Find Full Text journals tab to see if the articles mentioned in bibliographies are online. Put in the name of the journal or fill in all the citaiton information if you have it.
  4. If you are not using a bibliography or you need more journal articles, use the Finding Journal Articles tab and search either Summon or Academic Search Premier. Both databases will have a great many full-text articles.  If the article that interests you is not full-text, click the Find-it@MU button to see if there is full-text on another database.
  5. If you need assistance, come to the Reference Desk on the 1st floor of Ellis on the south end or send me an email.