The University Library has launched a beta version (which means it may be changing!) of a new product to search articles -- and more! ArticlesPlus is perhaps best described as "Google for the library's online content -- without the ads!". From a simple single search box, ArticlesPlus searches full-text content as well as metadata from a wide variety of sources and returns a list of relevancy-ranked results.
To begin, type your search terms into the box, or for more options, click on the ArticlesPlus tab to display the screen show below. You can also click on the Advanced Article Search link in this box to get even more options.
Limit to peer-reviewed journals
To find only academic publications, including articles from peer-reviewed journals.
Exclude newspaper articles
Prevents the vast number of articles from newspapers, which have been publishing many articles daily for decades, from overwhelming results from other sources that publish less frequently, like weekly and monthly magazines, quarterly journals, etc.
Limit to articles with full text online
To focus on articles you can get online immediately.
Add results beyond MLibrary
To find even more articles, whether the U-M Library owns them or not. (You can use MGet It to place InterLibrary Loan requests for articles the U-M Library doesn't own.)
Over 6,800 publishers are represented in ArticlesPlus, totaling over a half-billion articles from nearly 100,000 journals, newspapers, and magazines. Please note that ArticlesPlus does NOT include the entire set of records from Mirlyn. If you are looking for books in MLibrary, please use the Mirlyn catalog.
Alumni Access to ArticlesPlus
While the ArticlesPlus search functionality is open to everyone, access to the full-text of the articles is governed by licenses we sign with publishers. Most of those restrict access to current students, faculty and staff so don’t allow alumni access.
We have been able to negotiate with a few publishers for alumni access to full-text content (but not through the ArticlesPlus full-text links, as access to these databases is handled through the Alumni Association site). Currently, members of the Alumni Association can access ProQuest Research Library; ABI/INFORM Dateline, Global, and Trade & Industry; Alt-Press Watch; Ethnic NewsWatch; GenderWatch; Project Muse; and Going Global. More information about the databases is available on the Alumni Association website.