The DIY Toolkit is a series of modules we have created for instructors who want to introduce library research lessons to their students themselves.
**An updated version of the DIY Toolkit is now available via Canvas Commons. Search using the tag or term UMLibDIY in Commons to preview and import DIY Toolkit modules into your Canvas course. Watch this video to learn more about Commons or contact Alex Deeke, Digital Learning Librarian, if you have questions or need assistance.
Please contact Doreen Bradley, Director of Learning Programs and Initiatives, or Amanda Peters, Learning Communities Librarian, if you have comments, questions or ideas regarding the DIY Toolkit.
Finding Article Databases
Finding Books at the University of Michigan Libraries
- Slide Presentation -- Using Mirlyn: a short PowerPoint presentation that teaches how to use the tools Mirlyn provides to find the best materials for your research.
- Catalog Search Tips: Explanations of some of the tools that will be helpful in your Mirlyn search.
- Research Tracking Form: Google Doc’s Template that can be used to keep track of materials and quotations.
- Video: on how to search Mirlyn to locate books.
Scholarly and Popular Articles
Evaluating Information on the Web