Why use Google Books?
Google Books searches the full-text of books. It lets you search within the text of books--you can see the table of contents, index or a portion of the contents of the book. You can then locate the book in a nearby library.
Here's an interesting essay on the power of using Google Books for Women's History research.
To find BOOKS, you have several options beyond the "Books & Media" tab found on the MU Libraries homepage: