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Martin Luther in Early Modern Germany: Secondary Sources: Books

Tips, techniques & links to help you find answers for your research papers & projects

Tips: MERLIN & MOBIUS

1) Do not only browse the shelves. We have a lot of books on Luther stored off-site in the Depository, so take time to look through the books under appropriate subject headings in MERLIN.

2) Subject headings: if you have a name, start by searching the name (last name first) as a subject heading. Even if you don't have a name, try a broad subject search. Look for smaller subdivisions of the subject that may be helpful.

3) To save time, look for the Limit Search button to limit your search to English language.

4) If we don't have a book you want, search for the book in All MERLIN and use the Request Item function. Still no luck? Use MOBIUS.

Library Catalogs

To search for books on a topic, go straight to a library catalog such as MERLIN (for the MU Libraries), MOBIUS (for all Missouri academic libraries) or Worldcat (for most U.S. and some non-U.S. libraries).

Online Discussion Networks

H-Net discussion networks can provide a window into scholarly discussions on history.  Relevant discussion networks might include H-Ideas, H-Soz-u-kult, H-Catholic, H-German, and possibly others, depending on your interest.  You can search the discussion networks and other parts of H-Net.

Search Within Books

Full text availability and ability to download and print pages or works varies by copyright status of work and license between Google and the book's publisher for in-copyright works.  Look for a Find In Library link to locate a print copy in a nearby library.

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