ArticlesPlus Browser Bookmarklet

November 19, 2010

Ever visited a web page and wanted to find more information, from the academic or popular press, on the same subject? This bookmarklet will automatically search ArticlesPlus for the title of the page you are visiting. (You can edit the query if you like, to remove or add other keywords.)

What It Does

Say, for example, you're on the Wikipedia page for President Franklin Roosevelt. You want to quickly find scholarly articles about him. Click the bookmarklet and you're given a box to edit the search query:

Screen shot of Wikipedia page with ArticlesPlus bookmarklet window superimposed

Click "OK" and you're taken to an ArticlesPlus search results page for that same query:

ArticlesPlus results for 'Franklin Roosevelt' search

Where to Get It

The ArticlesPlus bookmarklet is on the University Library's MLibrary Labs site.

Credit

This bookmarklet is based on a similar one developed by Barbara Arnett and Valerie Forrestal at the Stevens Institute of Technology's S.C. Williams Library.

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Mirlyn Mobile

November 11, 2010

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Have you ever wanted to look up a book when you were deep in the heart of the library stacks, riding the bus, or between sets at the gym? We have! The User Experience Department, along with Library Systems, is proud to present Mirlyn Mobile. Mirlyn Mobile is designed to bring the powers of the library catalog to your handheld device. Take your research needs in stride with the smartphone-optimized mobile catalog.

To access Mirlyn Mobile, point your mobile device's web browser to m.mirlyn.lib.umich.edu (works with desktop browsers, too).


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