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Research Resources at the Michigan Law Library: Searching for Material

Self-help guide for patrons using the Michigan Law Library.

The Library Search Process

Where do I find this book?

The University of Michigan is home to millions of books, journals, and other library materials. It can be overwhelming to know where to look for material, and to know whether you have exhausted your search.

This flowchart lays out the steps Michigan Law students should take to access materials--on and off campus.

decision tree laying out step-by-step where to search for materials on the U-M campus

The pages in this guide explain how to complete each step using our online catalogs.

For additional information, check out our in-depth guide to the U-M libraries.