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Get Started with Esearch

If you want to jump into your research, start with the EMU Library's . It is available on the Library's homepage.

Esearch is a portal to locate materials available through the EMU Library - books, ebooks, journal articles, government documents, streaming media, and more.

You can search by keywords or phrases ("reconstruction in the south", for example) or by even by typing in a question ("What were the causes of China's Cultural Revolution?).

At the results page, refine your search by material type, year, library location, and more.

If you would like a quick overview on how to do all this, check out our "How to Use the Library" guide. It has directions, tips, and examples.

If you want to limit your searches to specific types of materials, such as books or journal articles, visit one of the tabs on  the left.

Library of Michigan Databases

Apply online for a Library of Michigan card and get access to their newspaper, history, and other databases. All Michigan residents and also out-of-state students enrolled in a Michigan college or university are eligible.

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