UM Library Gateway (http://lib.umich.edu/) The best place to begin your research! Use the library website to search for primary sources, books, articles, DVDs, CDs and more.
When searching Mirlyn for primary sources, some suggested keywords to add to your search: "personal narratives," correspondence, letter or letters, diary or diaries. Also remember newspapers in print and on microfilm, in addition to electronically; print and microfilm allows you to look at advertisements of the time. For more Mirlyn search tips, see "Search Tips" tab.
Labadie Collection/UM Special Collections Library The Special Collections Library holds internationally recognized collections of books, serials, ancient and modern manuscripts, posters, playbills, photographs, pamphlets, artwork, and other materials. Includes the Labadie Collection of social protest material. Located on the 7th floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library.
Bentley Historical Library Located on north campus, the Bentley houses Michigan state historical collections along with university records and archival materials.
Not sure where to start? Take a look at a subject guide!
- Primary and Secondary Source guide Not sure about the difference between primary and secondary sources? Click here for guidance.
- UM Library Guides Search for all guides and how-tos available through the library - we have guides on citation styles, citation management software, different software applications, and all kinds of subjects, from astronomy to psychology, sociology, African Studies, etc. Search for what you want, or browse by subject or title.