The SLU Libraries Catalog consists of the holdings of all of the Saint Louis University libraries. It includes books, books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and media materials, but does not include individual articles.
It is part of MOBIUS, a shared catalog of 70+ mostly academic libraries in Missouri. And MOBIUS has partnered with the Prospector group of Colorado and Wyoming libraries to make many more resources available. To look for a book, begin the search in the SLU Libraries Catalog.
Request books, government documents, individual journal volumes, or other items using the REQUEST button in the SLU Libraries Catalog. Books will be delivered to the SLU library of your choice for pickup, usually within 24 hours, Monday-Friday. You will receive an email at your SLU email address when the item is ready for pickup or use in the library.
Be alert for various sub-topics or "subdivisions" when viewing subject terms With LCSH and often with other database vocabularies as well, you may find
Also remember that there may not (yet) be official subject terms in a database for some topics, especially those related to recent or very contemporary events. In such cases, you should do a keyword search. While keyword searches simply match the combination of letters/numbers you type into a search box, this approach can be helpful in the absence of appropriate official subject terms. Tip: In keyword searches in most databases, put multi-word terms in quotation marks so they are searched as phrases; AND it may be that you'll have greater success finding information on some topic using journal databases instead of the SLU Libraries Catalog and focusing on books.
Topics with a primarily local (St. Louis) focus, such as "Casa de Salud" (the SLU-sponsored health clinic targeting Latinos), may best be searched in databases that index the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; (see the St. Louis Post-Dispatch description under the Databases tab of this guide). However, you still should search for information on the broader topic (e.g., Community health services) so you can place whatever you find about the local situation in context.
Finally, remember that records in the SLU Libraries Catalog refer not only to books but to other types of resources as well (e.g., U.S. government documents).
Here is the aforementioned list, with the topics set off by bullets and followed on the next line with their suggested LCSH: