Get Started @ The Mardigian Library

  • Get Connected

    Set up your library PIN. Your PIN is your library password and allows you access to your library account. Here you are able to view:

    • Checked out items
    • Hold statuses
    • Outstanding fines
    • Upcoming due dates

    Once you are logged in, you will also be able to:
    Access the library's online journals, databases, and other electronic resources from off-campus

    You will find information on how to create your library PIN here. In addition, you can view this helpful video.

  • Begin Research
    • What are scholarly (peer-reviewed) sources?
      • Your professors will often ask you to find scholarly (or peer-reviewed) articles. This means that the journal article has gone through a quality-control process called peer review. Just what is peer review? Watch this short video to find out.
    • How can I get help with my research?
      • The Mardigian Library has librarians representing all subject areas taught at UM-Dearborn. No matter the topic of your paper or project, a librarian is available to help you with your research. Go to Our Librarians & Curator to find the appropriate librarian for your research - and their contact information.
    • How do I develop my research topic?
      • When you are starting your paper or project, you need to pick a topic. As this video shows, picking a topic is the start of your research.
  • Find Resources
    • From the Library Search Box on our home page, you are able to search most all the resources available to you through the Mardigian Library. Watch this short video for a sample search.
    • What if the library doesn't have a resource I need?
      • First, check the UM Ann Arbor catalog and use Get This, to request books and other media from UM-Ann Arbor and UM-Flint to be delivered to the Mardigian Library.
      • Second, try MeLCAT, the Michigan eLibrary, a 24/7 online library for Michigan residents. MelCAT allows you to order books, audio books, music, movies, and other materials and have them delivered to the Mardigian Library.
      • Third, use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to find books, dissertations, microforms, or periodical articles.
  • Explore our Spaces
    • Find a place to study
      • Silent Zone - Absolute quiet, noise-free study. Please turn your cell phone to silent.
      • Quiet Zone - Quiet talking is allowed. Please set your phone to vibrate.
      • Social Zone - Talking is fine, collaborative project space.
      • Social Zone -Talking is fine, collaborative project space.

Did you know?

  • 3D Printer in the Library
  • The Mardigian Library has one LulzBot 3D printer and we offer a 3D printing service for current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

  • Please visit our 3D Printing Service page for information on 3D printing, resources for students and faculty, and how to submit your 3D Print Requests.