English Language Program (ELP)


The English Language Program (ELP) is currently on a hiatus status, and will neither be accepting applications nor offering courses for the remainder of 2019 (Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters).  Please check in during the Fall semester for additional information about future program offerings.  If you have any questions, please contact the International Center at International.Flint@umich.edu or at 810-762-0867.


This guide is for students in the English Language Program to help with their extensive reading and research projects.

Each page has "Words to Know" for unfamiliar library and research terms.

Words to Know

The desk where you check out and return books.

Reference Librarian

A person who will help you find information and help you with your research.

Check out 

Borrow books from the library.


The book shelves in the library.


The library's main search tool; our version of Google.

Online Catalog

The online search tool you use to look for our books and some ebooks.

Course Reserves

Textbooks and assigned reading that teachers ask us to put behind the circulation desk for their students. Some books can only be used in the library, others can be checked out for short time periods.


The process of finding information in articles, books, and other resources to learn and complete an assignment.

For more library terms, follow the two links below.

Your Librarian

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Liz Svoboda
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(810) 762 - 3007

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