BUILD Scholars

BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) is an initiative to support diversity and student success in the biomedical sciences, supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Get Help from a Librarian

Use this page to contact or make an appointment with Ida Martinez if you need help with your research.

If you need immediate assistance, use our 24/7 chat service.

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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

Writing Center

At the Writing Center, you can get help with--

...writing your papers

...finding and getting research resources

...creating multimedia projects

at the Writing Center is located on the 2nd floor of the UGL.

For an appointment, use the website or call (313) 577-2544


The library home page has a "QuickSearch" box that you can use to do a broad search on your topic. It will return results for books, articles, and more. [Video tutorial]


From the library home page, click on "Summon" in the upper right or use the Summon search box below to locate books, articles, and more available through the Wayne State library system. [Video tutorial]

Search here for articles, books, and more.

Library Catalog

Use the search box below, or go to the WSU Library catalog advanced search page, to find print and electronic books by title, keyword, ISBN number, or other search strategies. You can watch this brief video on how to search the library catalog:

Search Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar to find articles on your topic, but do not depend entirely on Google Scholar.

Google Scholar Search

Research Management (Notes, Research, Citing, Writing)

There are many online tools and resources you can use to help you with managing your research papers and projects.

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research  sources. You can use Zotero to save citations directly from internet search results and library databases, take notes, share resources for group projects and use your saved Zotero citations with Word to insert properly formatted in-text citations and build your bibliography in a variety of citation styles including MLA and APA.

For more information on using Zotero at Wayne State, try our Zotero Guide