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This guide is developed to assist students researching topics in literary and cultural studies, composition and rhetoric, and film and media studies. Refer to other subject guides and the tabs below for related resources.


Welcome to the Guide to research resources for English!

I hope that you will find this guide a useful starting place for your research in English language and literature. I have assembled a core collection of resources available through the Wayne State University Library System, as well as high quality, freely available web resources. This guide is a collaborative work-in-progress. Please feel free to send me recommendations, although the purpose is to keep the guide a manageable size. This is a selective guide, not a comprehensive one.

I am available by appointment to assist students and faculty with research related to English and literary studies. You may also contact me to schedule research workshops for classes or to suggest items for purchase.

Veronica Bielat

Subject Specialist for English Language & Literature

The guide consists of several pages (tabs) detailing our resources in several areas.

Additional tabs are available to provide resources for specific courses

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Use a citation management tool to keep track of your sources and to help you format your bibliography. Online training and resources are available for EndNote, EndNote Web, RefWorks, and Zotero.

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For an appointment, call (313) 577-2544

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English Department
5057 Woodward  Suite 9408
Detroit, MI 48202
ph: (313) 577-2450
fax: (313) 577-8618
contact: Royanne Smith,  Academic Services Officer

Undergraduate Program: Robert Aguirre

Graduate Program: Kenneth Jackson

About the Department

The English Department offers degree programs for a Bachelor of Arts in English or Film Studies, a Master of Arts in English, and a Doctor of Philosophy in English with specializations in literary and cultural studies, film and media studies, and composition studies.