This guide is created to assist Honors students with their first-year seminar, City One

Honors Librarian

Judith Arnold
134 Purdy/Kresge Library

The Honors College



Contact Information

By telephone: (313) 577-3030
By fax: (313) 577-6425
By e-mail: honors@wayne.edu

By U.S. Mail:

Irvin D. Reid Honors College
Wayne State University
2100 Undergraduate Library
5155 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202


About the Department

Honors provides a community of scholars within a large urban research university.

It is the mission of Honors to promote informed, engaged citizenship as the foundation for academic excellence in a diverse global setting.

More... http://honors.wayne.edu/mission.php

Meet the Honors Librarian


Welcome to the guide for Honors!

I hope that you will find this guide a useful starting place for your research for the Honors 1000: City One seminar. 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, developed with the suggestions and feedback from students and faculty in Honors.

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

Judith Arnold

Librarian Liaison for the Irvin D. Reid Honors College


The guide consists of several pages detailing our resources in these areas:

  • Essay #1: Who Are We?
    Resources on this page can help locate background information on ethnic groups, provide historical context, and information on urban history and culture to help write about your character. The databases recommended on this page will help you find scholarly articles. Databases for historical newspapers are included here and can contain articles or visuals to serve as primary sources.
  • Essay #2: Where Are We Going?
    The resources on this page are focused on information on Detroit and its history to help you research your Detroit site and answer the question, Where are We Going?


Images of Detroit

Detroit News

From ClickonDetroit.com


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Reference Desks

Undergraduate (UGL): 313-577-8852
Purdy/Kresge: 313-577-6423
Arthur Neef Law: 313-577-6180
Shiffman Medical: 313-577-1094

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Get help with--
...writing your papers

...finding and getting research resources

...creating multimedia projects

at the Warrior Writing, Research, and Technology Zone (WRT Zone, pronounced "WRITE" Zone), located on the 2nd floor of the UGL. 


For an appointment, call (313) 577-2544