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HIST 4971 - European History Capstone: The Modern City

Always Check the Book Location Information

Location: MU Ellis - Call #: HB2053.M53 1989 - Status: Not Checked Out


Open and Closed Stack Areas: MU Libraries

Most book stack areas of Ellis Library are open for student browsing.

  • Click on "MU Ellis" in the book's location information in Merlin for a guide to call number locations by floor (See also: Locate a Book)
  • Reference works and books on course reserve usually have shorter loan periods.
  • Books in the West Stacks must be retrieved by library staff, due to construction. (Link: How to Request)
  • Any location marked "Depository" is off-campus and can't be browsed. You may request items be retrieved for pickup at the circulation desk, unless the book is marked "UNAVAILABLE" because it is part of the collection being moved from the "old" rental depository to the newly constructed depository addition. If a book is marked UNAVAILABLE you should seek out a copy in MOBIUS instead.
  • Most other branch libraries may generally be browsed.


Requesting Books

  • From within the Merlin catalog, you may request that library staff fetch you a book held on campus, or scan a chapter.
  • If a book is unavailable on campus, you may request a copy from "All MERLIN" (other UM campuses) or MOBIUS (many more academic libraries in Missouri and some nearby states), from within those library catalogs.
  • If a book is unavailable in MOBIUS, you may:
    • Request that the library purchase a copy and notify you when it arrives
    • Check the Worldcat database, and use  Find It @ MU icon to pull up a link to ILL@MU. This will pre-fill much of the form for you.

Ebooks - Reading vs Searching

Other Libraries' Ebooks

If you find an ebook in the Merlin or MOBIUS catalog, you will only have access to it if the book is labeled "freely available online," or includes a link labeled "MU online access."   You do not have access to the MU Law Library's ebook collections or other campus' ebook collections.


Online Reference Collections

Using Subject Headings

In the MERLIN and MOBIUS advanced searches, you can require that certain words appear in the SUBJECT. For example:

Example of MERLIN search in which certain terms must appear in SUBJECT

Books As Primary Sources

Subject Heading Language for Written Primary Sources*

  • Sources
  • Personal Narratives
  • Diaries
  • Correspondence
  • Sermons
  • Description and Travel
  • Guidebooks
  • Conduct of Life

Subject Heading Language for Visual Primary Sources*

  • Exhibition*
  • Photograph*
  • Maps
  • Designs and plans
  • Pictorial works
  • Scores [that is, musical scores]

*It is sometimes a good idea to combine these keyword-in-subject Advanced searches with a publication date limit. You can also use 19th century, also as a subject, on another search line if desired.

Find Translations of Books By European Authors

Screenshot of Advanced Search in the UM LIBRARIES CATALOG. Line 1: AUTHOR = Hugo, Victor. Line 2: TITLE: Les miserables. Line 3: TITLE: English. This is a combined keyword-in-search-field search.