You can enhance your searches in Mirlyn by using subject terms that describe materials by format. For example, if you enter your topic as a keyword (i.e., in the “all fields” field) in Mirlyn’s advanced search, you can also add subject terms that will specify a type of material related to that topic.
You can also add date ranges (e.g., 19th century) and geographic regions (Africa) as subject terms to focus in on the time period or area you are researching: e.g., biography AND “19th century” AND Norway.
Subject Terms that specify format:
In order to find books in the library catalog (Mirlyn), start at http://mirlyn.lib.umich.edu.
From the basic search screen, you can search by author, title, keyword (all fields), or subject.
From the advanced search screen, you can combine searches. For example, you can search for a book by a particular author with a specific keyword in the title. You can also limit by library, publication date, language, etc.
For even more information about using Mirlyn, visit the Mirlyn Research Guide.
All the basic information about an item is included in the Mirlyn record.