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This guide will help Engineering 260 students find library resources for their class project.
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Finding Books and Other Material - Mirlyn

The Mirlyn catalog enables you to search and browse the University of Michigan Library’s collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more. It gives you access to the catalogs of the University Library (Ann Arbor), Clements Library, Bentley Historical Library, UM Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), and UM-Flint.

The default search in Mirlyn on the UM Ann Arbor campus includes all of the Library's holdings in Ann Arbor as well those at the Biological Station in northern Michigan. You can change the libraries that are being searched by clicking on the drop-down menu next to "Search in" above the search box.

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Travel Guides and Dictionaries

Travel Guides

Use one the following search terms in the "Subject" search box:

  • travel -- guidebooks
  • description and travel

Use the name of your country and additional terms in the "All Fields" search box:

  • ghana (etc.)

Dictionaries

Select "Dictionaries" under format - see below.

Search with the desired languages in the "All Fields" search box.

  • french english
  • turkish english

Making the Most of Mirlyn

  • Boolean Searching
    Use AND and OR between search words to combine them with Boolean logic: e.g. (heart OR cardiac). Boolean terms must be in uppercase.
  • Plus (+) Operator
    Use '+' (plus) immediately before a word to make that word required -- items must contain that word in order to match your search.
  • Minus (-) Operator
    Use '-' (minus) immediately before a word to exclude that word -- items must not contain that word in order to match your search.
  • Phrase Searching
    Use quotes to search an exact phrase: e.g. "occult fiction"
  • Browsing the Stacks
    Books grouped in broad subjects can be found by searching Mirlyn to find a few relevant books, and then by going to the shelves around those call numbers for related books.
  • Author
    If you are looking for an author, there is no need to use last name, first name (shakespeare, william) format. Just enter the name and the catalog knows what to do.
  • Filters
    If you are unsure of good keywords for your search, start with a broad term and use the filters to the left of your search results to refine your search. You can pare down your search by language, library location, publication date, to name a few.
  • Multiple Filters
    Did you know you can select multiple filters? Filters appear to the left of your search results, and you can click multiple filters to refine your search results.
  • Subject Searching
    If you find a great Mirlyn record for your topic and want to find more like that particular title or item, click on the links in the subject tab from the full Mirlyn record. Clicking on the subject label will run a search in Mirlyn for items with that exact subject.
  • Limit to Online
    Check the “Limit to Available online” box if you want to limit your search results to book/journal titles available online to UM faculty, staff and students.
  • Advanced Search
    Use the Mirlyn Advanced Search form to conduct a more complicated catalog search for more focused results.
  • Limit to location
    Want to search for books in a specific library? You can limit by location using advanced search or by using the ‘Library’ facet to the left of your search results.
  • Mirlyn vs. ArticlesPlus
    If you want to know what journal or magazine subscriptions MLibrary provides, search for the title of the journal (e.g. Natural Geographic) in Mirlyn. If you are looking for a specific journal magazine article, use ArticlesPlus or an article database.
  • My Account
    You can find the due dates for books you have checked out, “Get This” requests you have placed, and your (gasp!) library fines by clicking “My Account”.
  • Mirlyn Mobile
    Mirlyn Mobile is designed to work best on mobile devices. It offers a simple, streamlined display, and is a great way to search when you’re on the go.
  • “Get This” Delivery
    By clicking on the “Get This” button in a Mirlyn record, you can get items that can be checked out from other campus libraries shipped to your preferred campus library, even if it’s currently checked out.
  • ILL
    If the library doesn’t have what you’re looking for in Mirlyn, you can request to borrow it from another non-UM library via a service called interlibrary loan.
  • Ask a Librarian
    Need help with your search? Ask a librarian. We are available via instant messaging, email, phone, text, or in person.
  • Export - RefWorks
    You can export Mirlyn search results to RefWorks by checking the boxes next to Mirlyn titles and then by clicking ‘Export.’ Learn more about RefWorks at http://guides.lib.umich.edu/RefWorks.
  • Export - Other
    You can export Mirlyn search results to a text file or a program like Endnote, Procite, or Zotero by checking the boxes next to Mirlyn titles and then by clicking ‘Export.’
  • Keeping Track of Search Results
    There are many ways to keep track of your search results. You can save them as favorites, export them to citation software, or send them to yourself via text or email.
  • Cite This
    Mirlyn offers an instant citation generator called Cite This. Just click on the Cite This link at the top of any Mirlyn record and a citation will be generated in APA and MLA styles.

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