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HTTP://MIRLYN.LIB.UMICH.EDU/ MIRLYN IS THE UM LIBRARIES’ CATALOG. MIRLYN LISTS WHAT THE UM LIBRARIES OWN AND PROVIDE ACCESS TO. YOU CAN SEARCH MIRLYN TO FIND: BOOKS, MUSIC, JOURNALS, MEDIA, ETC. Using Mirlyn
Library Homepage Click here for the Catalog! You can also search the catalog here!
Mirlyn Home Page Enter your search on this line here.
Use Advanced Search to better refine your search. Sometimes the best search is the most simple but the advanced search can be a useful too. 1 Use the different fields of the advanced search to limit by multiple concepts. 2 This Search will only return materials that are about the Subject World War AND have the word Roosevelt in the Title. Only materials written in English, have a copy in Shapiro, and are tagged with the Discipline-United States History will show up in your search results. Searching by both Subject AND Title will help you find more specific materials than if you included both ideas in the same line. You can narrow your search by language, academic discipline or format
Selecting books from the search results. The results of the search. You can see that search terms at the top of the page and on the left you can see the limiting factors that you put in place Clicking on the limiting factors will broaden the search and return more items. If your returns are too broad you can limit your results by the factors here
Using the Book Record to refine/broaden your search Ways to continue your search 1) Author 2) Subjects 3) Series Some books are part of series Click on the author. He/She might have written other materials relevant to your search Look at the subject heading. These might be good terms to search if you need more materials.
Using the book record to find similar materials. Users can continue searching by looking at the Similar Items box. Similar items include those with similar topics but are often books by the same author. As you can see these are not necessarily the same topic. Look at these similar item. But notice some items seems more closely connected then others.
Find more books using call numbers. Library of Congress call numbers relate to the Library of Congress subject headings. In the example on the left: Call numbers that start with D will be about (General) History and the number 731-838 focus on World War II. Once you have found materials. Search using call numbers Notice how all these materials have similar call numbers and similar topics
Mirlyn offers a number of tools to help you access the materials you have selected. 1 Call number. Michigan primarily uses the Library of Congress call numbers. Always remember to include the letter at the beginning of the sequence. 2 Cite this 3 Text this/Email this 4 Export to refworks/Endnote 5 Get this Will produce APA and MLA citation styles. Send the title, author, and call number to your email or your phone If you use refworks or Endnote this will send the information there. Use get this to have the material delivered to the library closest to you. The call number and the library it can be found in.
Making sure the book you found will be useful. When you have found the book you think you need, take a moment to look at the Table of Contents. For example: You are writing a paper about class in Medieval Europe. Looking at the Table of Contents might tell you if this book will be useful. In addition, using the table of contents will help you narrow down what sections of the book you will need to read.
Making sure the book you found will be useful part II. If you are researching something more specific, look at the index. Not only will this help you make an evaluation about the usefulness of the material, it will also help you decide what sections of the book you need to read.
Using References/Bibliography to find other materials Knowing what sources authors have used will help you make decisions about whether or not you can trust the work. Are the sources the author used reputable, are they outdated etc. References can also give suggestions about what other materials might be useful.
Finding other books in the stacks. When you find the book you want in the stacks. Take a look at the books nearby. Notice they might be useful to you as well. Not all will be useful but it is worth the time to look.
References Slide 10 Bloch, Marc Léopold Benjamin. Feudal Society.. [Chicago]: University of Chicago Press, 1961. Slide 11 and 12 Beckett, I. F. W. The Great War, 1914-1918. Harlow, England: Longman, 2001.