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Anthro 3560W: Plagues and Peoples: Books

E-Textbooks & E-Reference

Subject Headings

These Library of Congress Subject Headings can be searched directly (MERLIN Subject Search) or added to a keyword search, e.g., "public health surveillance and encephalopath*"

  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Diseases and history
  • Diseases -- history
  • Epidemiology
  • Epidemics
  • Public health surveillance

Names of diseases are also usually searchable as subject headings.

MU's Books

Book Finder - Use if you already know what book you need.

MERLIN  - For books held by MU

MOBIUS - For books you can borrow from other Missouri libraries

Request an Item/ILL@MU - For books not available in Missouri

To find e-books MU provides access to, use the Books and Media search on the library homepage and click the "SEARCH E-BOOKS" button instead of the "SEARCH" button.

Search Inside Books with Google Books and HathiTrust

Look for the Find In a Library link to locate copies of the books you find here.

When searching, use quotation marks to force Google to search for phrases instead of just words: "yellow fever epidemic of"

Google Book Search

HathiTrust includes the Google Books corpus of books, and is actively working to "open up" more books that may be in the public domain or available through open access licenses. The name comes from "hathi," which means "elephant" in Hindi - the elephant that never forgets. You can search the full text of books, even the books you can't actually read online in full text due to copyright restrictions.


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