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History of Professions and Institutions: Books and Articles

English 1000

Finding Books

Hints for finding books about particular the history or philosophy, etc. in the MERLIN online catalog or in Worldcat:

  • Choose the Advanced Search so that you can limit your search to recent books
  • In the Advanced Search, use a word or words of your choice, e.g. LIBRAR*, on the first line.  On the second line, add the terms HISTOR* OR PHILOSOPH* OR ETHIC*, and specify that one of these terms be found in the SUBJECT.

Worldcat Simple Search

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Databases for Articles and More

Once you have chosen a career to investigate, check the Databases by Subject listing for databases specific to your chosen field.

Google Books

Google Books is great for needle-in-a-haystack searches for books that include information on a very narrow topic.  Look for the Find In a Library Link.  The Advanced Google Books Search is often best.

Google Book Search

Find Books & Articles through Discover@MU

Search Discover @ MU for articles, books, and more!

Search Reference Works in Gale Virtual Reference Library