Modern Languages

This guide contains resources that can be used for study and research in most non-English languages, literatures, and cultures.

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This Guide contains resources that include many languages, countries, and/or cultures. 

As a collaborative work-in-progress, this Guide is developed with the suggestions and feedback from students and faculty in the Modern Languages, the English Language Institute, International Programs, and related Area Studies.

Feel free to contact me by email or by telephone if you have a question about library services or you need some help finding resources. I am also available by appointment to assist students and faculty with research related to Modern Languages Studies.

Faculty are welcome to contact me to schedule research workshops for classes or to suggest resources.

Karen Liston
Liaison for Modern Languages, International Programs,
and the Multicultural Student Experience Office
(313) 577-5596  Fax: (313) 577-3436

134 Purdy-Kresge Library                             
5265 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI  48202

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Liaison Librarian

Karen Liston
(313) 577-5596

134 Purdy/Kresge Library
5265 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

Reference Desk Hours:
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Wednesdays 11am - 1 pm

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Other Relevant Guides

The Guides below have information related to specific Languages and Area Studies.

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