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Travel Writing Assignment: Finding Books

English 1000

the Library Catalog

MERLIN CATALOG: Use the Library Catalog to find books on countries.

Do a Subject Search (Library of Congress):  Search the name of the country.  You will see a listing of sub-categories under the country name to identify more specific books.


  • India
  • India Description and Travel
  • India Economic Conditions

You can also add sub-category headings to the search to narrow the list.  Below are some examples of more focused searches.  If you do a search just on the country name, all of these sub-categories and many more will be displayed. 

  • India Description and Travel
  • India Economic Conditions
  • India History
  • India Politics and Government
  • India Religion
  • India Social Conditions
  • India Social Life and Customs

Also use the Keyword Search to search for more infromation.


  • India and tourism
  • poverty tourism

Books from Elsewhere

If you do not find the books you need in the UM LIBRARIES CATALOG or you need to find more:

1.  Click  to expand your search to the MOBIUS Catalog, an online union catalog of academic libraries in Missouri containing over 18 million items.

2.  Click on "Request this item" link and select MERLIN as your cluster.

3.  Enter your name and your student ID number.

4.  Select the library you want to pick it up at and submit.

Books are generally delivered in 3-4 business days.