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Introduction to Library Research

UMKC Libraries Catalog

The Library Catalog lists items available in a library or group of libraries, such as a network of libraries at several locations. Items include books, movies, journals, magazines, music scores, government documents, and more. You will see UMKC Libraries catalog referred to as MERLIN. MERLIN is the catalog of all four University of Missouri campuses. 

Help with Searching for Books

Find Books and eBooks at UMKC Libraries

Tip: Use the bibliography, or list of sources, at the back of a book on your topic to speed up your research. Simply search by title for the books and articles you see in the bibliography! Title searching works best the search box on the library homepage.

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