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Library Research Guides

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.

Reference Assistance

Art, Architecture & Engineering Library Reference Desk

  • There is a reference desk on the 2nd floor of the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library in the Duderstadt Center on North campus.
Find YOUR Librarian
  • Librarians have specialized training in your subject area. For example, if you're doing advanced research for a psychology class, we have a psychology librarian! Find the librarian for your subject area.
Hatcher Graduate Library Reference Desk
  • It's not just for graduate students! Visit the reference desk (2nd floor of Hatcher) to get help with your research, even if you're an undergrad.
Shapiro Undergraduate Library Reference Desk
  • Feel free to stop by the reference desk (1st floor) in the Shapiro library for any of your research related needs.

Sweetland Writing Center

  • The Sweetland Writing Center offers one-on-one advice, peer tutoring, and workshops for students having trouble with writing assignments. It doesn't matter if you're a freshman working on a creative writing assignment or a graduate student having trouble with scientific writing--Sweetland helps students at all levels and in all subjects.
Science Learning Center
  • The SLC offers tutoring, study groups, and software for students in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, and physics.

Connecting to Restricted Resources from off-campus from any web location

The proxy bookmarklet lets you reload a web page through the U-M Library's proxy server. If the page you are visiting is one that the library has a subscription for, and you're presently off-campus, then you should get you immediate access to the resource once you've logged in with your uniqname and Kerberos password and have been verified to have a valid library account. 


Proxy Server - Connect through the Library Website

University of Michigan students, faculty, can access most restricted electronic library resources from off-campus once they provide evidence of their affiliation with the U of M.

The Proxy Server is a tool that lets you log into your library account to "authenticate" as a UM affiliate.  Watch this screencast for more information. 

To log into the proxy server from off campus:

  1. visit the library homepage (
  2. click on the "Catalog (Mirlyn)" link in the upper right hand corner of the page
  3. click on the "Login" link in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  4. Once you log in, you will be authenticated within the browser you are using, and you may connect to restricted library resources found within the UM Library web site.

 The proxy server example is the better choice if you are working from a public computer where you aren't allowed to install the bookmarklet.

Suneal has a paper due in a couple of hours...what will he do?

What happens to Suneal?

U-M President Coleman Talks About Academic Integrity