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Earth 315: Mineralogy

Mirlyn Basics

A link to Mirlyn can be be found on the UM Library homepage, lib.umich.edu.

Mirlyn will help you discover what titles the library owns, whether you are looking for books, journals, maps, or media such as DVDs.

Mirlyn's advanced searching features allow users to limit results by dates, library, library collection (such as Science Reference), and more.

Mirlyn can not be used to search for journal articles, though Mirlyn can help you find electronic access to journals.

Basics of a Mirlyn Record

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

Some Helpful Reference Books

Glossary of obsolete mineral names / Peter Bayliss

Glossary of mineral synonyms / Jeffrey de Fourestier

Handbook of mineralogy / John W. Anthony

Strunz mineralogical tables: chemical-structural mineral classification system / Hugo Strunz and Ernest H. Nickel.

Earth materials / Kevin Hefferan and John O'Brien.