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Avalon (Library Catalog)

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Search Avalon and Request Books - Lists books, journals, and videos owned by Murrell Library & Commons. Log in to Avalon to renew items, request books, and place holds. Ask Us @ Your Library for assistance!

Avalon also includes the collections of the following Missouri libraries: 
A.T. Still University | Central Methodist University | Culver-Stockton College | Hannibal-LaGrange University
Moberly Area Community College | State Fair Community College | State Technical College of Missouri | Truman State University
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Avalon also includes the collections of the following Missouri libraries: A.T. Still University | Central Methodist University | Culver-Stockton College
Hannibal-LaGrange University | Moberly Area Community College | State Fair Community College | State Technical College of Missouri | Truman State University

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Avalon also includes the collections of the following Missouri libraries: A.T. Still University | Central Methodist University | Culver-Stockton College
Hannibal-LaGrange University | Moberly Area Community College | State Fair Community College | State Technical College of Missouri | Truman State University

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Avalon also includes the collections of the following Missouri libraries: A.T. Still University | Central Methodist University | Culver-Stockton College
Hannibal-LaGrange University | Moberly Area Community College | State Fair Community College | State Technical College of Missouri | Truman State University

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We are here to help. Ask us for assistance with any of your papers, projects, speeches, or other assignments that require library resources. Come to the library or make an appointment with the library liaison that works with that subject. Email library@moval.edu and we will connect you with the right person. Remember: Ask Us @ Your Library!

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MOBIUS is a consortium of libraries in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The MOBIUS catalog will search all 78 member libraries (including MVC). You can initiate book requests for items we don't own. We have a courier service between libraries.

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Prospector is the library catalog for the Colorado Association of Research Libraries, which contains 56 members (some in Wyoming, also!). You can initiate book requests for items we don't own.

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Subject Headings

HISTORY
General D — Great Britain DA — Central Europe DAW
Austria DB1- DB879 — Hungary DB901- DB999 — Czechoslovakia DB2000- DB3150   
France DC — Germany DD — Greco-Roman World DE
Greece DF — Italy DG — Low Countries DH, 
Eastern Europe DJ  DJK — Russian Federation DK — Scandinavia DL 
Spain and Portugal DP— Switzerland DQ —— Balkan Peninsula DR 
Asia DS — India DS401- DS486 — China DS701- DS799.9 — Japan DS801- DS897 
Korea DS901- DS937 — Africa DT43- DT154 — North Africa DT160- DT177 
North West Africa DT179.2 &9— Central Africa DT348- DT363.3 — 
Eastern Africa DT365- DT469 — West Africa DT470- DT671 
Southern Africa DT1001- DT1190 — South Africa DT1701- DT2405 
Oceania DU — Australia DU80- DU398 —— New Zealand DU400- DU430 
Gypsies DX — Americas E- F — United States E151- E740 
United States Local History F1- F975 — Canada F1001- F1140 — 
Mexico F1201- F1392 —Latin America: General F1401- F1419 
Central America F1421- F1577 —— West Indies F1601- F2191 —— 
South America: General F2201- F2239 — South American Countries F2251- F3799 
Economic History (by region and country) HC10- HC1085 ——
Economic History & Conditions HD28- HD9999 —— Social History HN1- HN981

 

British History

Warfare

Popular Missouri State Publications

Official Manual of the State of Missouri (Blue Books)

This biennial source contains descriptions of state agencies, biographies of state officials and legislators, listLinks to Official Manual of the State of MOs of county officials and of state employees.  Annual pay for every state employee is listed. The Blue Book also shows election returns, some census statistics, and information on political parties. The most current edition is on the web.   The library's collection of paper editions dates to the late 1880s.

Note: A bibliography of blue books for other states is provided in Chapter 2 of the book State Government Reference Publications: An Annotated Bibliography by David W. Parish (c1981).

 

Missouri State Financial Reports

State Budget Full text Print edition in library
State Tax Expenditure Report Full text Print edition in library
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Full text  Print edition in library 
Appropriations to support agencies, programs, etc. See "Appropriations" in Session Laws

 

Laws and Regulations, etc.

The Missouri Revised Statutes show all laws passed by the Missouri legislature that were in effect as of the book's publication date. If you wish to see a law the way it looked when it was originally passed (that is, unchanged by later amendments), use Session Laws volumes instead. If you are unable to find your topic discussed in the statutes, you may be dealing with an area covered by state regulations instead. If that is the case, check the Missouri Code of State Regulations. Finally, some legal requirements are handled in the state Constitution (see below.)

 

Missouri Constitution

Current Missouri Constitution (revised May 2015.)  Missouri has operated under four successive constitutions, enacted in 1820, 1865, 1875 and 1945.  The constitution is continually revised through amendments, and the text of amendments can be found in Session Laws.  Find the full Constitution printed in editions of the Missouri Revised Statutes.

African American History

Slavery and Civil Rights

World History