Reference Resources



A-Z Databases

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Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives and 2 million new businesses. Includes data on over 200 million residents as well as new movers/homeowners. Special features include a background and criminal history search. Information provided on U. S. healthcare professionals. Includes a jobs database and email marketing.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Agricola

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Agricola, (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a bibliographic database produced by the National Agricultural Library. It consists of worldwide literature citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture and related fields.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Alt HealthWatch

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A full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies. 

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

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Applied Science & Technology Source

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Offers a diverse array of full-text and indexed content covering the full spectrum of the applied sciences and computing disciplines — from acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear engineering. 

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)


Art & Architecture Source

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Covers fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. With strong international coverage, it offers hundreds of full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing and abstracts and thousands of images.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Associates Programs Source

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Full-text coverage for the subject areas most relevant to two-year college programs, including biotechnology, graphic arts, criminal justice and veterinary assisting.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


AutoMate

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Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Biography Reference Center

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Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Britannica Elementary

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Find information on countries, animals, and people in articles, media, and a world atlas geared towards grades 3-4. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.

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This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Britannica High School

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Primary sources for quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and much more geared toward high school and adult learners. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles and interactive resources are available.

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This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Britannica Learning Zone

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Activity-centered learning to explore, play, read, and build technology skills geared toward grades PreK-2. Letters, numbers, geography, shapes and much more are included.

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This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Business Book Summaries

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Provides concise yet comprehensive summaries of the best business books. With these summaries, professionals and students can keep up with the latest information in the business world and learn more effectively.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Consumer Reports

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As a library user, you have full access to all of the valuable content on ConsumerReports.org through your library membership, including ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories such as appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness,
babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


DemographicsNow: Business & People

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Robust and highly-detailed demographic data, ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as you consider opening a business, finding an untapped audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more. Reporting capability allows you to rapidly produce a variety of compiled reports to help you make
informed and accurate decisions.

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This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


eBook Business Collection

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Encompasses a variety of business topics such as marketing, finance, supply chain management and entrepreneurship and also focusing on career growth, personal development, communication and networking.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


eBook High School Collection

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The collection aligns with Common Core guidelines for grades 9-12 in English language arts and literacy, history/social studies, science and technical subjects.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


eBook K-8 Collection

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The collection aligns with Common Core guidelines for grades K-8 in English language arts and literacy, history/social studies, science and technical subjects.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


eBook Public Library Collection

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Includes general reference eBook titles in a variety of subjects and topics including social sciences, language and literature and science and technology. A substantial selection in the areas of self-help, health and fitness, games, crafts and hobbies, medical, cooking and
religion. Also features recreation and leisure, geography, commerce, finance, the family,
marriage, women, folklore, social and public welfare and home economics.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Education Source

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Scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals, and policy makers. It covers all levels of education — from early childhood to higher education — as well as all educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Entrepreneurial Studies Source

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An essential database for business students and researchers, providing the latest insights on entrepreneurship and small businesses topics. It offers full-text business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies and company profiles.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

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Health Source: Consumer Edition

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This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


History Reference Center

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Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Humanities Source

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Humanities Source is a valuable full-text database covering literary, scholarly and creative thought. It provides full text, indexing and abstracts for the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


KDL StoryCompass

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Find librarian-curated recommendations based on your favorite genres, authors, books, or movies.

Developed and maintained by Kent District Library.


LearningExpress Library

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A completely interactive online learning platform providing instant access to a comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. Includes over 1,000 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials to prepare for the GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT tests, as well as AP exams and professional certification and licensing tests in a range of occupations.

View a guided tour of this database.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Legal Source

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Providing indexing and full-text coverage of the most respected scholarly law journals, Legal Source is the authoritative database for current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. It is an excellent resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals and others involved with the law.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Library & Information Science Source

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The most complete resource for library and information science studies. It offers journals and periodicals that help librarians and researchers keep pace with the latest trends in the rapidly evolving field.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Literary Reference Center

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This robust full-text database provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students,
teachers and librarians a complete foundation of literary reference works to meet their
research needs.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

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MAS Complete

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Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Complete is a full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such art, history, sports and music, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


MasterFILE Complete

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The largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Michigan eLibrary (MeL)

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An anywhere, anytime library available free to all Michigan residents. Contains a variety of databases, recommended web links, the Michigana digital Michigan history collection, and online resources for educators that are tied to the state curriculum standards.

View a guided tour of the MeL website.


Middle Search Plus

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A full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


MyHeritage Library Edition

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A MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of it's kind.  Access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the last five centuries.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)
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Newspaper Source Plus

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A full-text digital collection of the world's major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

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NoveList K-8 Plus

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Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile reading levels, Common Core standards, books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews, learn about the author and create your own reading wish list.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


NoveList Plus

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Don't know what to read? Start your journey here. Search by author, title, series, plots, or even books like the one you just finished. Browse lists of award winners, lists of genres, and lists based on age. Create and save lists of your own favorites. Find book discussion guides and more. In addition to fiction, includes includes suggestions for audiobooks and nonfiction.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Opposing Viewpoints In Context

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A complete one-stop source for information on hundreds of today's hottest social issues, featuring continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into an engaging and user-friendly online
experience.

View a guided tour of this database.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

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Provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques — including contemporary content from the finest publishers.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

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Points of View Reference Center

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Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Political Science Complete

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Covers political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse. Geared toward students, researchers and government institutions.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

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An essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students, providing extensive coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


RBdigital

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RBdigital, the world's largest digital library newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines. Browse our collection with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.


Read It!

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Designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Referencia Latina

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This full-text Spanish-language database covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. It offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Science Reference Center

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Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


SCOLA

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SCOLA is a non-profit educational organization. SCOLA receives and re-transmits foreign TV programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material on this website. Universities, colleges, K-12 schools,
cable systems, language schools and individual language learners use SCOLA foreign
language resources for current events, language learning, and cultural studies.


Vocational Studies Premier

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Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges, this full-text resource offers scholarly content most relevant to vocational programs.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


World Book Early World of Learning

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A wealth of resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes. Strengthen reading foundations with stories, activities and videos. Explore the Know It encyclopedia designed especially for early readers. Also includes materials for educators.

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This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


World Book Online for Kids

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Online version of the popular World Book Encyclopedia! Features easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities.

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This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).