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Detroit Center: Getting Started

Provides links to UM Library and related resources relevant to the work of the diverse Detroit Center projects and programs.

Guide Contents


  • Project Healthy Schools-Detroit
  • Healthy Environments Partnership

Leadership & Social Work-related

  • Leadership and Public Service Fellowship
  • School of Social Work Technical Assistance Center
  • Community Development Advocates of Detroit
  • Intellectual Minds Making a Difference

Neighborhoods & Urban Planning

  • Studio Detroit
  • Detroit Community Design Center
  • Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center
  • Sustainable Neighborhoods Course

Academic Preparation & Writing Support

  • Essay Writing Workshop
  • Application Preparation Workshop

U-M & Detroit Connections

  • M is 4 U Spotlight
  • UM Library
  • U-M Semester in Detroit


  • Michigan Engineering Zone

Art and Design

  • Work Detroit

Detroit History

  • African American
  • Latino
  • Native American

Detroit Community & Relevant Resources

  • The Arts
  • Films
  • African-American studies
  • Latino studies

Library Services

  • 7-Fast
  • HathiTrust
  • Espresso Book Machine
  • Serials and Microforms
  • Askwith Media Library
  • Virtual Sites
  • Google Apps
  • Technology guides


Welcome to the Research Guide for the University of Michigan's Detroit Center.

The Detroit Center in the Library

The UM Library’s Detroit Center program was created in response to the University’s effort to help the city of Detroit’s recovery and resurgence. The Library is dedicated to offering collaborative assistance in support of the Detroit Center partners’ research, teaching and service efforts in Detroit.

Activities include providing in-depth research consultation, reference assistance, and instruction in the efficient and effective use of information as well as offering: Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Numeric Data services, grant-seeking assistance, and more

Relevant Resources

Library Contact

Alexandra Rivera
Office Address: 2178 Shapiro Library

Phone: (734) 764-7037

Grants and Fundraising