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International, Ethnic, and Area Studies

This Guide lists resources of interest to a multitude of specific International, Ethnic, and Area Studies.

Welcome to the Library Guide for International, Ethnic, and Area Studies!


Welcome to the guide for Modern Languages and Area Studies!

This Guide contains resources that include many languages, countries, and/or cultures.  There are also separate Guides for specific languages and areas listed on the left.  This guide is a collaborative work-in-progress, developed with the suggestions and feedback from students and faculty in the Modern Languages, English Language Institute, Office of International Students & Scholars, 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 and Area Studies.

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

Karen Liston
Liaison for Near Eastern, Asian, German & Slavic Studies,
English Language Learning, and Interlibrary Loan
(313) 577-5596  Fax: (313) 577-3436

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

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Karen Liston
(313) 577-5596
You can make an appointment (above), or when I'm available, you can drop in on my Zoom Meeting Room by pasting this URL into your browser: If I'm available, I'll admit you within a few minutes. Try it out - I'd love to see you!

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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

Other Relevant Guides

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

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