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Sociology 2950: Social Research: Books

Finding Books

From the MU Libraries’ gateway , choose the "Classic Catalog (MERLIN)". Type in words describing the topic you are researching. Once you have a list of hits, select one that looks on-target, then examine the subject headings for that item. Try clicking on that subject to retrieve similar items.

  • If you do not find enough books on your topic to meet your needs, change your search to “ALL MERLIN.” By doing so you will be checking the library holdings at UMSL, UMKC, UMR and MU all at once.
  • Still not enough? Click on the MOBIUS Catalog button. This expands your search to about 50 additional libraries in our state network.
  • Most books you find through MERLIN or MOBIUS are requestable online, simply by clicking the “Request Item” link. Books requested through MERLIN or MOBIUS normally take about three working days to arrive.
  • You may request books not listed in MERLIN or MOBIUS via “Request an item (ILL@MU)” on the MU Libraries’ homepage .