1. Use quotes to search for an exact phrase: e.g., "martha graham" or "contact improvisation"
2. Use “AND” to combine multiple search terms: e.g., dance AND anthropology
Use Mirlyn, the online catalog of the U-M Library, to search for books. You'll find a link to Mirlyn in the upper-right corner of any library webpage.
If you know the name of the book you need, simply perform a title search in Mirlyn. Use quotes around phrases for the best results.
To find books on a particular topic, try an "All Fields" search or, if that retrieves too many results, try a "Subject" search to focus your results. You may find it useful to use the "Advanced Search" page, as that also allows you to narrow your results by format, if desired.
Once Mirlyn has retrieved your results, you can use the refining options on the left to narrow the results further, if necessary. Otherwise, look for relevant items and click on the title to see more information about the item.
Once you're in the catalog record, you can see more information about the item using the tabs labeled "holdings," "description," etc. With many materials, the table of contents is viewable too.