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Library Research Guides

English Language Institute

Includes library and web resources in support of the University of Michigan's English Language Institute.

Mirlyn, the Library's Catalog

This tutorial provides tips for searching for books using Mirlyn, the U-M Library's catalog.

Getting Started With ArticlesPlus

ArticlesPlus searches the majority of the library's databases at once. If you aren't sure where to start your research, or if you have an interdisciplinary topic, start with ArticlesPlus.

Finding Books & Articles

The library has millions of books and nearly 1,000 article databases. To find the best resources for your paper, you will need to look in more than one place. The resources on this page will help you get started finding books in Mirlyn, the library's catalog. Also provided are recommended databases to get started with your research. Watch the videos on this page for tips for Mirlyn and library databases. 

Finding Articles: Recommended Databases