Searching for MBooks in Mirlyn

August 15, 2008

There are three ways to find MBooks in Mirlyn, the U-M online catalog:

1. Click on "Find Other Library Catalogs" in the upper right side of the Mirlyn screen, and you'll see the entry for MBooks/HathiTrust in the center of the page.

2. Limit searches in Advanced Search to "MBooks only" using the checkbox.

3. In Command Language, search for "wct=mdp"

You may have noticed that many MBooks records contain this reproduction note:

Electronic text and image data Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan Library 2008 Includes both image files and keyword searchable text. [Michigan Digitization Project]

These notes are going away. Searching on the phrase "michigan digitization project" in Mirlyn no longer retrieves all MBooks. Instead, use one of the methods described above.

Finally, we have gotten questions about items in Mirlyn with links to Google Book Search, but no link to MBooks. This occurs when Google digitizes a book from another source before they digitize our copy. An example of this can be found (for the moment) in this record. The link to GBS is created using Google's API. Eventually, Google will digitize the U-M copy and a link to MBooks will appear in Mirlyn.

Posted by Perry Willett at 08:14 AM. Permalink

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