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Locating books

Find books using Discover@MU

Our new library catalog, which we share with the UM System Libraries, launched on June 22, 2022. The catalog is now integrated with the search box on the homepage. This search includes our books, DVDs, recordings, and other physical materials, as well as articles, e-books, journals, videos, and other digital materials from library databases. 

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Find books owned by MU Libraries 
Use the search box on the homepage of the MU library website to find and request books and other physical items. You can search by topic or keyword, or by title or author for specific items. If you know the title of the item you need, use quotation marks to search, e.g. “Living Nations, Living Words”.

Choose the filter UM Books to limit to items at the University of Missouri campuses.

Refine results menu in Discover@MU with UM books filter

You will see books available at the other UM Libraries. Click Show More to see if MU has a copy.

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You can also Filter the search results by Library Location so that the books on the search results pages are either located on this campus or available to read online.

Discover@MU filter by library location

What is Discover@MU searching?

  • All the cataloged materials from the four University of Missouri System campus libraries
  • All the cataloged materials from the State Historical Society of Missouri
  • Materials from MOspace
  • Electronic resources including articles, eBooks, journals, video, and other digital materials from library databases and open access (OA) resources.

Ebsco and your personal data

Why am I prompted to review EBSCO’s privacy policy when logging in? 

  • The first time you log in to the new catalog, you may be asked to review EBSCO’s privacy policy. EBSCO is the vendor for the software that powers the library search. The privacy policy pertains to myEBSCO personal accounts. Your MU library user account is separate from a myEBSCO personal account, but you must consent to the policy to be able to make requests for materials from the new catalog. If you choose not to consent, you can still use the library catalog via Guest Access, but you will not be able to request items, view your library account, or access the library’s electronic resources.
  • After consenting to the privacy policy, you will additionally have access to individual functions such as personalization features, the ability to save records and searches, the ability to create folders to organize materials, etc. You may have already done so when using our other EBSCO databases and can merge that account with your library account.
  • The personal information EBSCO collects will not be sold to others. The EBSCO data privacy policy was reviewed by the libraries and the appropriate University of Missouri legal and information security personnel to ensure it met the requirements for protecting the personal information of the University of Missouri students, faculty and staff.