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Earth 142: From Stars to Stones

Covers: differences between refereed, scientific literature and other information sources; the process of searching for scientific, scholarly literature; the value of academic integrity and tools to avoid unintended plagiarism.

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Mirlyn Basics

After today's session, you should know how to:

  1. Search Mirlyn for library materials such as books.
  2. Do an advanced search to limit by location
  3. Discover the status, call number and location of a book (so you can find it in the stacks)
  4. Request a book using the "Get This" button
  5. View your library account

Basics of a Mirlyn Record

This is what a typical book record will look like in Mirlyn. 

Mirlyn Exercises

1. First, find a book in Mirlyn. Note the location(s), call number, and status.

2. Place a hold on the book to be picked up at the library of your choice.

3. Search Mirlyn to see if the library owns any books authored by Professor Youxue Zhang

4. View your library account


Search Example: Age of the Earth