1b. Develop Questions & Keywords1d. Find Background Information1e. Refine a Topic
2a. Find Books2b. Find Articles2c. Find Full Text2d. Find Reserves2e. Find Images2f. Find Films2g. Find Websites2h. Search Strategies
3a. Evaluate Sources3b. Primary vs. Secondary Sources3c. Types of Periodicals
4a. Paraphrasing4b. Notetaking
5a. Plagiarism5b. MLA Citation Style5c. Works Cited Examples5d. Copyright
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You can find books, DVDs, CDs, and more. If you can't locate a book from our library try getting it from MOBIUS.

  • MOBIUS   Search the joint catalog of 60 academic libraries in Missouri
  • WorldCat   If you can't find what you want in the Drury or MOBIUS catalogs, try WorldCat. You can request a book online using the ILL icon or click here ILL (interlibrary loan).

Search the Drury Online Catalog



The following are web sites where you can find electronic books.

  • ABU: La biblioteque universelle
    Full text classics in French.
  • Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
    "A collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy."
  • BitBlioteca
    Full text materials in Spanish covering many subject areas.
  • Ebooks
    Contains around 150,000 electronic books, including U.S. government publications, public domain books published prior to 1923, and e-books from commercial services that Drury may or may not subscribe to. You will need your Drury ID/Password to login.
  • Electronic Text Center (UVA)
    A collection of about 70 thousand humanities texts in 13 languages; some are still copyrighted.
  • Internet Archive
    An international venture by the Open Content Alliance to digitize public domain texts and media for use by reseachers, historians, scholars, and the general public; currently contains Moving Images, Live Music Archive, Audio, and Texts.
  • netLibrary
    A collection of more than 14,000 electronic books in all subject areas. Drury has access to this.
  • Project Bartleby
    Full text access to public domain reference works, verse, fiction, and nonfiction.
  • Project Gutenberg
    A still expanding collection of thousands of public domain books (generally pre-1923) available for free downloading and use.

Interlibrary Loan

If you come across a book you need for your research, and the Library does not own it, request it through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.

ILL requests can take up to 2 weeks to process, but generally costs nothing.


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