For years, the display in the Purdy/Kresge Library highlighted books from the print collections on a unique topic every month. However, the WSU Library System has a rich collection of eBooks, Online Journals, and Databases, too. In addition, there is an electronic universe of high-quality, freely available online resources that includes websites, videos, and blogs. This Research Guide for the Subject of the Month was developed in an effort to gather these resources together and make them available to a wider audience -- reaching students, faculty, and the online community at large.
Selector: Brooke Lowe
Selectors: Chelewa Gant and Jan Bissett
"I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand."
We wanted to acknowledge and celebrate the centennial of the constitutional right to vote for women in the United States. In this presidential election year, it’s vital that you exercise that right.
Selector: Cassidy Ulsh
｡･:*:･ﾟ★｡･:*:･ﾟ☆ Comic books to me are fairy tales for grown-ups ☆･ﾟ:*:｡★･ﾟ:*:･｡
Selector: Clayton Hayes
Hispanic Heritage Week began in 1968 and was expanded in 1988 to span 30 days in September and October. It is a time to recognize and celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens descended from Spain, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico.
To fully celebrate Latinos in the U.S. today, it's important to get a full understanding of their history.
Selector: Rhonda McGinnis
China is a vast country whose history extends over 4 millennia. Throughout this time, its diverse people have developed amazingly rich cultures and arts--and FOOD! Enjoy the books and websites gathered here as you learn more about this wonderful country and its people from the comfort of your home.
"View of an Island at Sunset" hand-tinted lantern slide, 1930. Dennis Glen Cooper Collection.
Selector: Members of the Special Collections Team
While many special collections, including our own, are closed due to the pandemic, digital primary sources are available 24/7! Check out digitized special collections from the Wayne State Library System, as well as collections from other institutions to which the Library has access.