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HIST 4835 - Race and Politics in South Africa: Books

Finding Books

  • Start your book search by doing a simple search in Discover@MU, the search in the blue box on the MU Libraries homepage.
  • The results page will also be the Advanced Discover@MU search, where you can adjust search terms as needed and filter results to "UM Books."
  • You may filter further to "Library Locations" but if you do, you must choose one of these at a time; there are several MU locations (Ellis, UM Depositories, MU Law, etc.), so it's often best to leave the search at UM and look through the 4-campus results.
  • We will fetch your books, but if you find books yourself, you may find more books.
  • Expand book search to MOBIUS for more books that can be sent to you at MU.
  • You can only use ebooks if they have an MU online access link.
  • Always check the book's location, note its call number, and check that it is not checked out.

Advanced Keyword Search Strategies

Discover@MU (filtered to UM books) search example:

Line 1: Apartheid OR anti-Apartheid OR "South Africa" OR "South African"
Line 2:____________________


Examples of strings for Line 2:

  • uprising* OR riot* OR demonstrat* OR march* OR revolu*
  • journalis* OR news* OR press
  • entertain* OR theat* OR litera* OR music* OR dance OR concerts
  • gender* OR masculin* OR feminin*
  • educat* OR school*
  • township* OR geograph* OR passes
  • religio* OR church OR secular*
  • Krrugerrand OR mineral* OR gold OR boycott*
  • labor OR strik* OR boycott*
  • "United States" OR international OR Europe* OR Asia OR Asian
  • sources OR correspondence - change dropdown to the left of the box to SUBJECT

If you click on a book's title, you will usually see the book's table of contents.

Online Open Access Books

Dissertations and Theses


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