The Missourian is currently being archived in a system called MerlinOne – not to be confused with the Merlin Library Catalog in use by the MU Libraries.
Login: merlin password: missourian#1
What’s in the archive and what isn’t
The daily print version is in the archive. Also in the archive are online only stories that run on the columbiamissourian.com web site.
Vox Magazine print pages are archived from 2004 to present. Online articles are archived from 2015. The Vox Magazine web site at www.voxmagazine.com has a search box on the left-hand side right under “Inside Vox” to find older online articles.
Don’t get too specific. Start out with one or two words and then add terms to limit the results if needed. For example, if you’re looking for a person’s name, just enter the last name unless it’s a very common one. The reason for this is that if you enter a first name and middle initial, perhaps the story you’re looking for didn’t use the middle initial. The archive will look for everything you enter – if that middle initial isn’t there, you won’t find anything. MerlinOne assumes there is an “and” between two words, so you don’t need to enter the word “and.” If you want to find two or more words together, enclose them in parentheses. Don’t use articles such as “for,” “the,” etc.
Try different search terms if you don’t find anything at first.
If you need help, please come by the library. We have the software version of MerlinOne which allows us to do more refined searching than the web version.
Boolean Search Tips
In the Merlin archives the “and” is implied and you do not have to type it between the search terms.