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History 4972: Faith Healers, Prosperity Preachers, and Televangelists in American Religion: Books

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diagram of MU Libraries, All MERLIN and MOBIUS

  • MU Libraries = all libraries on campus
  • All MERLIN = all campuses of the U of Missouri
  • MOBIUS = most academic & some public libraries in the state of Missouri
  • Use Request item button or link to have books sent here from MERLIN or MOBIUS libraries.

If you cannot locate available copies of a book in MOBIUS, you can go beyond Missouri by searching the Worldcat database.  If a book is available ONLY from libraries outside of MOBIUS, log into ILL@MU and order the book.

Catalog Tricks

  • If looking for books about a person, use the person's name in a subject search - last name first:
    • McPherson, Aimee Semple
    • Smith, Gipsy
  • Names of broad or narrow religious movements and denominations have their own subject headings:
    • faith movement (Hagin)
    • southern baptist convention
    • evangelicalism united states
    • spiritual healing
    • healers
    • big churches

  • Remember that you can limit searches to books published within a certain time period
  • If a book is unavailable (either not owned or checked out) in the MU Libraries you can request it from another library via MOBIUS.
  • You can also use MOBIUS to find books we don't own at MU, such as those held at religious colleges

  • If a book is available in Worldcat but not MERLIN or MOBIUS, you can request it via ILL@MU.

Sample MERLIN Record

The information needed to locate the physical book is found in the box.  The left column shows which campus library has the book: MU Ellis.  The middle column contains the call number: BR 1716. B7 W4 1987.  The right column tells you whether the book is on the shelf or checked out.  Not checked out means the book is available.

If a book you want is checked out, use the Search MOBIUS button in the center to expand your search to other libraries in Missouri.  You can request books from other libraries and they will be sent to you at the Circulation Desk.

Finding a KNOWN Book

If you know EXACTLY what book you want, use the Find a Specific Book search on the left sidebar of the MU Libraries home page.

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Online Reference

Search Reference Works in Gale Virtual Reference Library