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If you are searching our Library Catalog, and see that we don't have an item, you'll be able to link to MELCAT (Michigan Electronic Library) to see if another library in Michigan has the item available.

You can also add to your borrowing power, by getting a MI Library sticker on your OneCard.
TIP: if you're not a resident of Detroit, one place you can use your MI Library card, is the Detroit Public Library.
They have rich Detroit resources, including the historical Burton Collection.

Here's a link to information about this program:



Background, History & Biography

Recommended Databases

Music Databases

Motown Sound Recordings

Help from Librarian Liaisions

For help with your research on the Motown Community, contact one of the Librarians:

  • Judith Arnold
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    134 Purdy-Kresge Library
    Wayne State University Libraries (
    Detroit, MI 48202
    Phone: 313.577.8368
    FAX: 313.577.3436
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