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MERLIN Search

If your search in MERLIN returns no results, try expanding your search to MOBIUS by pressing the blue "Search MOBIUS" button at the top right in MERLIN.

MOBIUS Search

Why search MOBIUS?

  • MOBIUS collectively holds about 16 million books, articles, and other materials.
  • It is free to request and items may be kept for 4 weeks and renewed twice.
  • Depending on the library, requests usually take 3-5 business days to arrive.

If a title you are searching for is not in MERLIN or MOBIUS, the next step is to search Prospector, another consortium MU participates in.

Prospector Search

If you still cannot find the material you are looking for, file a request through our Interlibrary Loan office.
ILL will submit requests for materials on your behalf to other libraries.

If you are looking for a specific article, try the Find It @ MU Article Finder before making a request through Interlibrary Loan.

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Why use ILL?

  • Use ILL if the material you're searching for is not in MERLIN, MOBIUS, Prospector, or Find It @ MU.
  • It is free.
  • You should never pay to access a journal article online; that is what ILL is for!
  • If what you're looking for is in digital form, electronic scans arrive very quickly if your request is made during business hours.