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English as a Second Language (ESL): ESL Research

Researching ESL

This page is dedicated to helping you do research on English as a Second Language (ESL) topics.

On this page you will find:

  • A link to our library catalog along with some helpful tips and tricks to keep in mind when searching our ESL materials.
  • Preset database searches for ESL related articles.
  • A list of scholarly books related to ESL.

These resources can also be found on our Library Resources page.

If you are not on campus and try to use the databases, you will be prompted for a username and password. If you do not know these and are a Schoolcraft student, then give the library a call (734) 462-4440 and we will provide you with the information you need. 

Catalog Search (w/ Tips and Tricks)

Use the library's catalog to search for ESL materials.

Tips to keep in mind when searching:

1) Searching for "ESL" under the Key Word or Subject criteria will not give you the best results.

2) Instead, if you are searching for ESL materials available in our library's collection, then use "English as a Second Language" as the subject.

Important Note: Keep in mind that some of these subject searches will return mostly (if not all) ebooks and online resources. If you are only interested in book results, then select BOOK under the "Format" option on the Advanced Search page. This will get rid of all the ebook and online resource results and only provide you a list of books under the selected subject.


Databases (w/ Preset Searches for ESL Related Materials)

ESL Video Lessons

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