The library offers a number of other search tools, including the UMSL Library Catalog (which is not summon as it does not also contain articles), or the broader MERLIN Catalog which has the books available from all the University of Missouri libraries, or the MOBIUS Catalog which provides searching to other constoritum libraries which UMSL is partnered with to provide fast delievery.
There are many tools to help you find what you're looking for on the Library Home Page. One is Summon a powerful search tool. There is also a link to our Ask a Librarian tool.
In the search box below you can directly search Summon for your research topic.
On the results page, you can include or exclude types of publications, content, disciplines, subjects, etc. Look at the options on the left of your screen for ways to LIMIT YOUR SEARCH.
When you are looking for books, limit your search to the Library Catalog, and limit the CONTENT TYPE to Book / eBook.
If you are not finding what you seek in the results, try adding or removing key words from your search or try some of these other limits:
PUBLICATION DATE allows you to limit material to a specific date or date range.
DISCIPLINE Depending on the focus of your research you may want to limit by field of study
SUBJECT TERMS will pull up a list allowing you to exclude subject headings or limit to more specific subject terms.
There are 3 pieces of information you need about a book to find it on the shelf.
The status: NOT CHECKED OUT means you can get it today.
The call number : LC40.G88 1992
The location : UMSL TJ Level 4.
Reading a Call Number
On the first floor (two floors down from where you enter) there is a section of Philosophy books which you can browse and find books that you can check out.
B1-5802 Philosophy (General)
B69-99 General works
B108-5802 By period, Including individual philosophers and schools of philosophy
B808-849 Special topics and schools of philosophy
B850-5739 By region or country
B5800-5802 By religion
BC25-39 By period
BC60-99 General works
BC171-199 Special topics
BD10-701 Speculative philosophy
BD10-41 General philosophical works
BD143-237 Epistemology. Theory of knowledge
BD300-450 Ontology, Including being, the soul, life, death
BD493-701 Cosmology, Including teleology, space and time, structure of matter, plurality of worlds