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Academic One File – Source of
peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals
and reference sources in all subjects,
including full-text coverage of the New York
Times back to 1995.
CDL - Ancestry Library Edition –
In Library Only – US and UK
census records; passenger lists; birth,
marriage and death records; and other genealogy
Biography and Genealogy Master
Index - Biographical entries from more then
1,000 reference sources, totaling citations
that point to nearly 5 million people from all
time periods and geographical locations.
CDL - Biography In
Context - Nearly 414,000 biographies
on more than 320,000 people as well as
full-text articles from more than 265 magazines
chosen for their biographical content in a
broad range of subject areas.
Books and Authors -
Recommended for: General user,
Reading advice. A database to help you decide
what to read next. Search by character, topic,
setting, time period, genre, title, author, and
series. Includes over 140,000 titles, 50,000
authors, and thousands of read-alike, award
winner, and librarian's favorites lists. Titles
include both fiction and non-fiction. Michigan
residents or Michigan library access only.
Books and Reading Gateway -
Recommended books, book finding aids, and
author sites and resources compiled by MeL.
Business and Company Profiles ASAP -
Profiles of 150,000 companies, plus full-text
articles on topics including companies,
products, markets, economics, and
Decision - Access comprehensive
business-to-consumer market data. Detailed
company profiles, product and brand information
combined with investment reports, rankings and
market share data allow users to better
penetrate the consumer marketplace.
Business Insights: Global -
Company information, including profiles,
histories, investment reports, rankings, and
links to articles and web sites.
Business and Jobs Gateway -
Recommended business sites and resources
compiled by MeL.
ChiltonLibrary - Convenient online
access to the most widely used set of auto
repair manuals, covering domestic and foreign
cars made in the past 30+ years.
Computer Database - Articles from
publications about the computer,
telecommunications, and electronics industries.
CDL - Consumer
Reports - Immediate online access
to print issues of Consumer Reports Magazine as
well as special online-only content. Important
information about choosing the best products
and services available. Make better
purchasing decisions using product reviews,
ratings, news and comparisons from Consumer
Culturegrams - Upper Elementary
through High School and general user.
Full-text.A leading reference for concise,
reliable, and up-to-date cultural information
on countries across the globe.
Business & People - Comprehensive
demographic, business and residential data with
custom tools for reporting and analysis.
eBooks - Recommended for: General
user. All full text. Over 20,000 eBooks
available on all topics. Michigan residents or
Michigan library access only. Netlibrary users
ALERT--the collection has changed its name to
eBooks. Along with the name change come access
changes as well. Personal usernames and
passwords will no longer work.Logging in from
MeL.org remains the same.
eLibrary Elementary – A colorful,
graphical search interface helps kids find
answers from more than 130 magazines,
newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images,
web links, and audio/video titles, all selected
as appropriate for elementary school studies.
Aimed at students in grades K-6.
eLibrary - Recommended for:
Upper Elementary through High School.
Full-text (1981-Present). Find over 2000
articles, ebooks, transcripts, photos,
websites, focused multi-media, maps and
reference sources such as almanacs and
ERIC - (free version)
-Recommended for: Educators, pre-service
teachers and parents. Abstracts and/or
Full-text. Sponsored by the Institute of
Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department
of Education, ERIC provides ready access to
education literature to support the use of
educational research and information to improve
practice in learning, teaching, educational
decision-making, and research.
Expanded Academic ASAP - Full-text
articles from 2,000 journals in all academic
subjects, plus indexing from an additional
1,000 journals. For college students and
FDSys (Federal Digital
System) - Freely available materials.
FDsys provides free online access to official
Federal Government publications which include
Congressional, Presidential and Federal agency
materials. Through FDsys, you are able to
search, browse and download documents and
Gale Directory Library
- Provides access to Ward's Business
Directory of Private and Public Companies in
the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and Business
Rankings Annual. Ward’s profiles over 113,000
U.S. companies, approximately 18,000 in Canada
and approximately 33,000 in Mexico listing the
industries in which it operates, names of top
executives, number of employees, the type of
company it is, and financial performance.
LegalForms - Copies of actual forms
and documents in Word format are provided to
help users with their legal needs – whether for
business, personal or litigation purposes.
Continuously updated to reflect current state
laws, Gale LegalForms also includes a law
digest, legal questions and answers and an
Gale Virtual Reference
Library - A collection of reference
books, including the Gale Encyclopedias of U.S.
Economic History, Alternative Medicine, Cancer,
Medicine, Genetic Disorders, and Multicultural
America, plus the Encyclopedia of Small
Business; Beecham’s Guide to the Endangered
Species of North America; the St. James
Encyclopedia of Popular Culture; an
encyclopedia of biology; and the World of Earth
Genealogy Gateway -
Recommended genealogy sites and resources
compiled by MeL.
General Business File ASAP -
Full-text business, industry, management,
economics, investment, and company information
from business and trade publications.
General OneFile – Full-text from
4,200 general interest magazines, refereed
academic journals, business publications,
technology periodicals, and specialty titles in
law, health care and computers. Also includes
indexing of major newspapers and newswires.
General Reference Center Gold –
General interest magazines, business
periodicals, reference books, maps, historical
images, and newspaper articles. Includes
selected articles from Crain’s Detroit Business
(1993-present) and Detroit Free Press
Health and Wellness Gateway -
Recommended health and medical sites and
resources compiled by MeL.
Health and Wellness Resource
Center - Health-related articles from
medical and general interest publications,
encyclopedias, and directories.
Health Reference Center Academic -
Journal and newspaper articles, newsletters,
and overviews of various health topics.
HeritageQuest - Census records,
family histories, an index to genealogy
periodicals, and Revolutionary War era pension
records, among other genealogy material.
Informe - Full-text
articles from many of the most popular
Spanish-language newspapers and magazines.
Jobs and Career Accelerator
- Recommended for: General user. Easy-to-use
online application combining everything you
need for a successful job search. This
innovative job hunting system enables users to
explore, in detail, over 1,000 different
occupations and match interests and skills with
the career that’s best. It allows searches for
over five million recent local and national job
postings while conveniently organizing and
tracking the users' job search progress, all in
one place. In addition, job seekers can create
professional resumes and cover letters as well
as practice and master interviewing skills
Junior Edition -
Magazine, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles
plus facts and other reference material. For
Kids InfoBits - Information on a
variety of subjects, plus magazine articles and
images. Designed for students in grades
Journal - Comprehensive coverage
(2002-Present) of articles, stories, columns,
commentaries, reviews and more for the
newspaper from the state capital of
Library - Recommended
for: General user.
Interactive online learning platform of
academic and licensing/certification practice
tests, elementary level testing for math and
reading. Includes a section that takes users
from job assessment to success on the job. A
tutorial course series designed to help all
learners succeed on the tests they must pass
includes immediate scoring, complete answer
explanations, and an individualized analysis of
practice test results. See these guides for
job-specific resources in
Search Help Center andCareer
Road Map. Michigan residents or Michigan
library access only.
LegalTrac - 100 full-text
and 1,300 indexed sources including law
reviews, legal newspapers, and international
CDL - Literature Resource Center
- Summaries and critical essays about thousands
of works of literature, plus author biographies
and links to literature web sites.
Making of Modern Michigan - A
collaborative project by more than 50 libraries
across Michigan with access to historical
photographs, family papers, oral histories, and
other genealogical material
CDL - Mango Languages – is an
online language-learning system teaching
actual conversation skills
for a wide variety of languages.
MEDLINEPlus - (free version )
Recommended for: Patients and health
professionals. Some full text. Covers all areas
of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.
From the National Library of Medicine.
Michigan Authors and Illustrators -
Information on authors and illustrators born in
Michigan, who live in Michigan, or who have
written books about or set in Michigan.
Michigan Online Resources for
Educators - Information and resources for
Michigan Voters Information
- information on voting in Michigan. Search by
name/birthday or Driver's License.
Sources in U.S. History Online
- This digital archive documents
state history. Drawn from the Sabin collection
and other Gale sources, the archive provides
access to a wide variety of documents: personal
narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political
speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises
and children's books.
Times - The daily newspaper New York
Times 1985-present. All full text.
articles. A collection of more than 1,000
newspapers from around the country and the
world. Includes the New York Times
(1985-current). Michigan residents or Michigan
library access only.
CDL - Novelist - Looking
for something to read? NoveList has
recommendations, reviews, plot summaries, and
other content of interest to fiction readers,
such as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion
Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book
Resource Center - Nursing Resource
Center brings together in an easy-to-use
interface disease and drug overviews, care
plans, relevant journal results and animated
anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement
the core encyclopedia texts. The information is
written in accessible language for students
completing class assignments and preparing for
- Opposing Viewpoints In
Context - is the premier online resource
covering today’s hottest social issues, from
Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health
Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in
Context helps students research, analyze
and organize a broad variety of data for
conducting research, completing writing
assignments, preparing for debates, creating
presentations and more.
CDL - Reference USA – Addresses, sales
and staffing numbers, and other information
about 13 million U.S. businesses.
Secretary of State |
time by conducting your Secretary of State
business online. The state of Michigan offers a
number of options to make doing business with
the Secretary of State faster and easier.
SIRS Discoverer - Full-text articles
and images from more than 1,600 domestic and
international newspapers, magazines and
government documents. Aimed at students in
SIRS Renaissance - A database of
dynamic information on architecture, design,
culture, literature, multimedia, music,
performing arts, philosophy, and visual arts,
containing full test articles from 1,200
Small Business Resource
Center - Recommended for: Small business
owners/entrepreneurs and general user.
Full-text. Learn how to
start, finance or manage your small business.
Resources include sample business plans, how to
guides, articles and websites. Michigan
residents or Michigan library access only.
Student Edition - Magazine,
newspaper, and encyclopedia articles plus facts
and other reference material. For high
Tumblebooks - The TumbleBookLibrary is a
collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking
picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and
foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter
books with sentence high-lighting and narration
but no animation), Tumblebooks are created from
existing picture books which are licensed from
children's book publishers and converted to the
Turfgrass Information File
- From the Michigan State University library’s
Turfgrass Information Center and the United
States Golf Association, this database has
articles on landscaping, different kinds of
grasses, and environmental factors.
WorldCat - (Free version)
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