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French/Spanish 8087: Research in Foreign Language Learning: Guide to Resources

Reference Resources

Databases for Finding Research

The databases below are included in Discover@MU, but you may be able to search more precisely in the individual databases.

Finding Books

The MERLIN catalog provides an inventory of the books held by the MU Libraries.
Many books are filed under the official subject heading Second Language Acquisition, but you can use a keyword search to find more specific topics.

To find more, expand your search to All MERLIN (all UM campuses) or to MOBIUS (all Missouri academic libraries).
You can expand your search even further through WorldCat, an online catalog to libraries worldwide.
Books from other Missouri libraries can be delivered to MU within days. Books from out of state may take a 7-10 days to arrive.
If you need only a chapter or a portion of a book, an Interlibrary Loan request for the specific pages can usually be filled in about 48 hours.

NOTE: Library catalogs search only a brief description of the book, sometimes including the table of contents. They do NOT search the entire text of the book. Google Book Search allows some searching within books. Due to copyright restrictions, Google can display only portions of books, but provides a link in the left sidebar to find the book in a library.

Subject Librarian

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Anne Barker
164 Ellis Library

Research Consultation

I'm happy to provide additional help as you work on your research project. Please make an appointment via MU Connect.


Citation Management Workshops

Citation management software can help you organize your research and prepare your work for publication. We're offering ongoing workshops on Zotero, EndNote, and Mendeley.