In Library Catalog Search, you can specify unique data fields to search for your terms, such as an author's name, or a journal title. Click on the pull-down menu to select from: Author; Title; Title starts with; Subject; Journal/Serial title; Series; ISSN,ISBN,OCLC, etc.
Image of Library Catalog Search, with pull-down menu options.
Some selected examples:
Generally, for research in non-Roman scripts (e.g. Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, etc.) romanized searches retrieve the most reliable Library Catalog Search results. Note: Most U-M Library catalog records for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean materials created since the late 1980s contain names and titles in the original non-Roman scripts, and thus can be searched by terms in both romanized forms and East Asian characters.
The Library of Congress ALA-LC Romanization Tables may help you determine appropriate forms for searching. It may be helpful to search for variations of transliterations, too. Use non-Roman characters in keyword, author, and titles searches for the most effective results.
You can always add other elements to your search for non-English language materials, such as:
For expert help in searching non-Roman scripts, please contact a subject specialist (International Studies).
The default sort order for viewing search results in the library catalog is “by relevance.” To view an ordered list of newly added items to the collections, use the Sort by options found at the top of a results list. From the pull-down menu, select Date added (Newest First).
Bookmark or copy the URL of the results page after you’ve sorted it to create a bookmarkable page of new items.
When you visit that saved URL later, you’ll continue to see new items at the top of your results list.
If you want to find audio books in our collections, but don't have a specific title in mind, we recommend trying one of the following techniques in the Library Catalog Search advanced search form:
Additionally, we recommend browsing the Overdrive collection, a database of e-books and audio books primarily on the topics of popular literature, graphic novels and non-fiction from trade publishers.
The best method to find a dissertation that was completed at the University of Michigan is to search for a specific author and title in the Library Catalog. If you don't have a specific citation in mind, you can search for the Call Number starts with field for DISS. Then filter the catalog results by academic discipline, subject, or publication year.
The best source of full-text versions of U-M dissertations is Deep Blue Documents, the Library's digital institutional repository. The Dissertations & Theses Collection can be browsed by author, title, subject, or date.