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Academic One File
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 (available in Library only)
Comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.
Ancestry Library Edition (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:
Ancestry Library Edition LibGuide – This guides provides search tips, sample search examples, charts, forms, and more to help you search Ancestry Library Edition.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
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.
An interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction designed to increase understanding and fluency. Increase comprehension and have fun at the same time!
Suite of Britannica School resources at three levels – Elementary, Middle, and High. School code is mel5. Each contains resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.
Britannica School – Learning Zone
Designed for preK – early elementary school age students, explore activity-centered learning to play, read, and build technology skills. Letters, numbers, geography, shapes and much more are included. School code is mel5.
Business Insights: Global (formerly Business Insights: Essential)
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:
Search Tips (PDF)
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Full-text access to The Detroit News, from 1999 – present.
This site offers practice tests for anyone looking to get a driver’s license in Michigan. Perfect for first-time driver’s or those that need to renew their license, this site also has practice tests for the MI Motorcycle Endorsement as well as the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) test.
Early World of Learning
For pre K – grade 3. Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world learning about colors, numbers and other fun things. Strengthen reading foundations with stories, activities and videos. Explore the Know It encyclopedia designed especially for early readers. Includes materials for educators.
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Grades PreK – 5. Bilingual resources – visual dictionary, world of animals, encyclopedia articles, and Spanish language newspapers.
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
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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FDSys (Federal Digital System)
Official Federal Government publications including Congressional, Presidential and Federal agency materials.
Gale Power Search
Search across a variety of Gale databases using only one search box.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
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
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.
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
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.
Health and Wellness Resource Center
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
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
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 to learn more about this database:
Heritage Quest LibGuide – This website explains what type of information you can find and how to search Heritage Quest.
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.
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
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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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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Learning Express Library
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Military and Intelligence Database
Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. It offers content in key subject areas including governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.
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Novelist K-8 Plus
Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, State standards; even books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author.
Nursing Resource Center
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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O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
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.
With Pronunciator , you can learn over 80 languages as well as study English (ESL) for 50 languages. It features speech recognition, scored quizzes, a virtual coach, downloadable MP3s, and virtual conversations.
RBdigital (formerly Zinio)
Check out and read full digital copies of current magazines with this electronic resource.
Reseach in Context
Includes the most-studied topics for grades 6-8 – literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. Written specifically for middle schoolers (high school students may find it useful too) this information comes from authoritative sources including Gale, National Geographic and Scholastic and is aligned to national and state curriculum standards. Designed to develop learning skills to launch 6-8 graders into high school and beyond.
SLC Digital Media Archive
Old pictures, maps, and documents from Macomb County, Troy, and Harper Woods.
Small Business Resource Center
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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Tutor.com provides on-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation and writing assistance for students in grades K-12 in over 40 subjects. No appointment is needed. Tutors are available 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm. You can also use their practice quizzes and SkillsCenter Resource Library to study 24/7. Login with your library card number and PIN to get help today!
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.
World Book Kids
For PreK- grade 5. Contains nine content categories: Pictures and Videos, World of Animals, Activities, Maps and More, Games, Important People, Compare Places, Science Projects, and Dictionary. Also includes support and educator sections.
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.
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