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Exposition & Argument: Finding Books

English 1000 guide for Dr. Marc McKee's Exposition & Argument class

the Library Catalog

MERLIN CATALOG: Use the Library Catalog to find books on your topic.

For this assignment it will be best to simply use the Keyword Search, which is the default search method in the UM LIBRARIES CATALOG.

Examples:

  • Welfare recipients AND drug testing
  • Gay marriage OR same-sex marriage
  • Hip-hop AND misogyny

Search the MU Libraries

Search Discover @ MU for articles, books, and more!

Books from Elsewhere

If you do not find the books you need in the UM LIBRARIES CATALOG or you need to find more:

1.  Click  to expand your search to the MOBIUS Catalog, an online union catalog of academic libraries in Missouri containing over 18 million items.

2.  Click on "Request this item" link and select MERLIN as your cluster.

3.  Enter your name and your student ID number.

4.  Select the library you want to pick it up at and submit.

Books are generally delivered in 3-4 business days.