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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 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.

Searching for Books

Discover@MU -  The best place to start searching.

Book Finder - The best place to go if you know the book you need.

MOBIUS - If we don't have it, try searching a catalog that covers libraries in Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, and Texas.

Request an Item/ILL@MU - borrow books from the U.S. and beyond!

Ebooks - Information on searching for ebooks in the collection.


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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