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Why use Google Books?
Google Books searches the full-text of books. It is great for narrow topics because it lets you search within the text of books--you can see the table of contents, index or a portion of the contents of the book. You can then locate the book in a nearby library.
Use MERLIN to find books in the MU Libraries.
Some tips to using MERLIN:
- Do a Keyword or a Subject Search to search for information.
- Keyword Search: Type keywords that describe your topic into the search box. Use quotation marks to search for phrases. Use * to search for any words that begin with the letters before *.
- Subject Search: Use the Subject Search to search for specific names, events, or well known phrases.
Search most of the academic libraries in the state of Missouri. Use your username and password to request any of the books you find, free of charge.