Mirlyn - The Library Catalog
Tips for Searching in Mirlyn
Use Mirlyn, the University of Michigan catalog for finding books, DVDs and other materials.
- Basic Search lets you enter a few key words to get started. You can also use the drop-down menu to choose specific fields to search; title, author, subject headings, etc.
- Advanced Search allows you to refine your search even further by choosing a date range, language, format, and a specific library location or collection.
Combining Search Terms
Make sure you capitalize any connecter words (AND, OR, NOT) when searching or Mirlyn will disregard the words and assume you want the words connected with AND. See the examples below.
("older people" OR "population aging") AND Asia
Subject Searching vs. Key Word Searching
To find the best results in Mirlyn try searching for subject words instead of searching all fields. Subject words will give you much more specific results than looking for words anywhere.
Possible Subject Words
Here are a few possible suggestions for Mirlyn subject words and phrases to get you started.