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English As A Second Language: Home

This guide is designed to help ESL students at YSU to find resources to help improve their English language skills.

Basic Resources

The MaagNet catalog will help you find books at YSU. The OhioLINK catalog will help you find books from universities throughout Ohio that are not available at YSU. Finally, the research databases link will connect you to databases for finding articles at YSU.

Article Search

The following databases are great resources for starting your research for articles at YSU.


Here ae some helpful tools to help you. The first document shows you how to create the most effective search statement (or use of your search words) in a database. The second document is a guide to Maag Library. The third document explains how to find books at Maag Library using the letters and numers connected with each item.

General ESL Websites

These free websites can help with your English language skills in the areas of grammar, vocabulary, listening, and reading.

ESL Adapted Fiction

Students can order any of these books from other Ohio libraries through our website. Just click the book title and select the request button. Then enter your YSU information.

Subject Guide

YSU's English Language Institute

ESL Adapted Nonfiction