Databases – Alphabetical List

 

(For a subject list of databases, click here.)

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A – B – C – DE – FG – H – I – JK – L – M – N – OPQRS – TUVWXYZ

A

Academic One File MeL Logo 
Full text-articles from the world’s leading peer-reviewed journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.

ALLDATA  WPL Database Indicator (available at Civic Center and Arthur Miller Branch. In-library use only. Use Internet Explorer or Firefox)
Comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.

Ancestry Library Edition WPL Database Indicator (available in Library only)
Comprehensive source for genealogical research. Resources include the U.S. Federal Register Censuses from 1790-1940, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, passenger lists, and much more.

See the following to learn more about this database:

Print Guide:
Sample Searches (PDF)

Video Tutorials:
Overview (1:48)

Ancestry Library Edition LibGuide – This guides provides search tips, sample search examples, charts, forms, and more to help you search Ancestry Library Edition.

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B

Biography and Genealogy Master Index MeL Logo 
Indexes current and the most important retrospective works/reference sources that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Citations only – no full text. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.

Books & Authors MeL Logo 
Discover your next book to read with Books & Authors. Read book reviews, find read-a-likes, create reading lists, get book suggestions from experts, read author biographies and more. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.

Business Insights: Global (formerly Business Insights: Essential) MeL Logo 
Combines an international perspective and sophisticated research tools with convenient access to a range of comprehensive learning materials. Using case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals, and topical reference materials organized by country, company, and industry, this resource is especially useful to business faculty and students, as wells as to Michigan businesses interested in expansion. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.

See the following resources to learn more about this database:

Print Guide:
Search Tips (PDF)

Video Tutorials:
Performing a Company Search (3:08)
Performing an Industry Search (2:00)
Performing an Article Search (2:14)
Performing an Advanced Search (1:54)

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C

Career Cruising WPL Database Indicator
Career Cruising has been designed with one goal in mind: to help students plan their future. With exceptional assessment tools, detailed occupation profiles, and comprehensive post-secondary education information, students move seamlessly through the career exploration and planning process.

ChiltonLibrary.com  MeL Logo 
Repair information for thousands of the most popular makes and models of automobiles over the past 30 years. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.

Computer Database MeL Logo 
Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.

Consumer Reports.org WPL Database Indicator
Access subscription-level content for from the website of this leading consumer products review magazine. Includes access to content from ConsumerReports.org and also ConsumerReportsHealth.org.

Culturegrams MeL Logo
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CultureGrams offers concise, reliable, and up-to-date information on the cultures of the world, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people. CultureGrams Online has photo and recipe collections, biographies of famous people, maps, and more.
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D-E

Demographics Now MeL Logo
Researchers and entrepreneurs are provided with comprehensive business and demographic information valuable to assess business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete location analyses and business plans, analyze population trends, find potential sponsors and donors and much more. This versatile database is useful for those who want to start a business as well as those who want to take their established business to the next level.

Detroit News Archive MeL Logo
Full-text articles from 1/1/1998 – 11/2/2001, 5/23/2006 – 11/18/2011

eLibrary MeL Logo
This excellent general reference database includes articles, eBooks, transcripts, photos, websites, focused multi-media, maps and reference sources such as almanacs and encyclopedias.

See the following resources to learn more about this database:

Video Tutorials:
eLibrary Training Video
eLibrary Basic Search (1:13)
eLibrary Search Results: Elements (6:09)
eLibrary Search Results: Examples (6:37)
Advanced Search (7:10)
Topics Search (2:00)
Publications Search (4:55)
Reference Search (1:53)

eLibrary Elementary MeL Logo
Like eLibrary, but recommended for kindergarten to upper-elementary students, this database includes articles, eBooks, transcripts, photos, websites, focused multi-media, maps, and reference sources such as almanacs and encyclopedias.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
Provides access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. If available, links to full text are included.

Expanded Academic ASAP MeL Logo 
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers – many with full text and images! Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.
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F-G

FDSys (Federal Digital System)
Official Federal Government publications including Congressional, Presidential and Federal agency materials.

Gale Power Search MeL Logo
Search across a variety of Gale databases using only one search box.

Gale Virtual Reference Library MeL Logo 
Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.

General Business File ASAP MeL Logo 
Comprehensive business periodical collection  that contains more than 200,000 combined directory listings from Graham & Whiteside and Ward’s U.S. Business Directory, with on emphasis on private companies and investment reports from Reuters Research on Demand. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.

General OneFile MeL Logo 
News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social sciences, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Includes millions of full-text articles. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.

General Reference Center Gold MeL Logo 
Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.
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H

Health and Wellness Resource Center MeL Logo 
Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Thomson Gale reference titles. Also includes information about alternative medicine. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.

Health Reference Center Academic MeL Logo 
Provides access to professional and personal health magazines, journals and reference sources. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.

Heritage Quest Online MeL Logo
HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 – 1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more than 22,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records and more. It also includes Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions.

See the following resources to learn more about this database:

Print Resources:
Heritage Quest Online Quick Tips (PDF)
Database Guide (PDF)
Sample Searches (PDF)
Heritage Quest Online Research Tips (PDF)

Video Tutorials:
Heritage Quest Online Tutorials on YouTube

Heritage Quest LibGuide – This website explains what type of information you can find and how to search Heritage Quest.

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I

Informe Academico MeL Logo 
A collection of Spanish-language magazines with information on businesses, health, technology, culture, and other topics. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.

InfoTrac Junior Edition MeL Logo 
Recommended for middle-school and junior-high students, this database provides access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and mores. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.

InfoTrac Newsstand MeL Logo 
A collection of more than 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.

InfoTrac Student Edition MeL Logo 
Designed for high-school students, this database provides access to indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.
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J-K

Job and Career Accelerator MeL Logo
Easy-to-use online application combining everything you need for a successful job search.  Includes career and occupation exploration, job post searching, step-by-step resume and cover letter creation, interview skills tutorials, computer skills help, and more.

Kids InfoBits MeL Logo 
Database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.
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L

Lansing State Journal MeL Logo
Comprehensive coverage (2002-Present) of articles, stories, columns, commentaries, reviews and more for the newspaper from the state capital of Michigan.

Learning Express Library MeL Logo
Interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests. Includes immediate scoring and answer explanations. Also includes sections tutorials on beginning computer skills, software usage, and job searching.

Legal Forms MeL Logo
Provides a wide selection of Michigan legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen’s language.

Legal Trac MeL Logo 
Provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.  LegalTrac also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.

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M

The Making of Modern Michigan
Michigan’s unique heritage is represented through photographs, family papers, oral histories, genealogical materials and much more from local history collections around the state.

Making the Right Connection
A user-friendly directory for Macomb County school personnel to help link students and their families with community services.

MedlinePlus
Consumer focused site from the National Library of Medicine that provides a wealth of health resources, including information about various health topics, a medical encyclopedia, drug information, directories of doctors, and much more.

MelCat MeL Logo
A catalog of materials available through Michigan libraries. Patrons of participating libraries can order items from other statewide participating libraries and have them delivered to their local library branch.

Michigan Authors and Illustrators
Searchable database of Michigan authors and illustrators.

Michigana (Sabin Collection): Sources in U.S. History Online MeL Logo 
Digital archive that documents Michigan history including: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children’s books. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.
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New York Times MeL Logo 
Full-text articles from the New York Times. Coverage from 1985 – present. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.

Nursing Resource Center MeL Logo 
Disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement core encyclopedia texts. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.
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Opposing Viewpoints in Context MeL Logo 
This database is a dynamic online library of current event topics . It features the facts and arguments of each topic’s proponents and detractors. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.

SIRS Discoverer Deluxe MeL Logo
All full text. A children’s database of articles, books, video, audio on all topics. The interface is appropriate to children and includes reading levels, teacher’s help pages, over 3,000 maps, and more. All full-text.

SIRS Renaissance MeL Logo
Provides dynamic information on the following topics: architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual arts.

SLC Digital Media Archive
Old pictures, maps, and documents from Macomb County, Troy, and Harper Woods.

Small Business Resource Center MeL Logo 
Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.   Full-text. Also accessible with the AccessMyLibrary app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices.
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T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z

Turfgrass Information File MeL Logo
In the 1960s, the Michigan State University (MSU) Library began to collect printed turfgrass materials. In 1968, the personal collection of the late O.J. Noer, pioneer turf agronomist, was added to the library holdings through the O.J. Noer Foundation. Today, the combined collection is recognized as the most extensive public collection of turfgrass material in existence.

What’s Next?
Wondering what the next book is in a series you are reading? Use this database, maintained by the Kent District Library, to find lists of books in series fiction. Search by title, author, series title, or genre.

Worldcat.org
The world’s largest online catalog of books, magazines, and more found in libraries throughout the world.  Includes item descriptions and which libraries own the item.

Zinio
Check out and read full digital copies of current magazines with this electronic resource.
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WPL Database Indicator = database paid for by Warren Public Library

mellogosmall = database provided by MeL

AML Logo - This database is available through the AccessMyLibrary app for Android and iOS devices. To get the app, click the logo. = database available on AccesMyLibrary mobile app

updated 2.8.2014