Databases – Alphabetical List


Library Databases

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

A – B – C – D-E – F-G – H – I-J-K-L – M – N – O-P-Q-R-S – T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z


Academic Search Complete 
Coverage on a wide range of topics. Includes peer-reviewed full text for STEM research, as well as for the social sciences and humanities. Total titles indexed: 17,100+; Full-text titles: 8,900+.

Contains records from the USDA’s National Agriculture Library and provides millions of citations relating to the field of agriculture.

NEW: ALLDATA (in library use only at Civic Center and Dorothy Busch)
Comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.

Alt Health Watch 
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. Total titles indexed: 190+; Full-text titles: 180+.

Ancestry Library Edition WPL Database Indicator (in library use 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:

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

Applied Science & Technology Source 
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. Total titles indexed: 3,600+; Full-text titles: 1,200+.

Art & Architecture Source 
Full-text art research covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. Strong international coverage with hundreds of full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing, abstracts and thousands of images. Total titles indexed: 1,600+; Full-text titles: 780+.

Associates Programs Source 
Full-text coverage for the subject areas most relevant to two-year college programs including biotechnology, graphic arts, criminal justice and veterinary assisting. Total titles indexed: 1,000+; Full-text titles: 950+. 
Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives, over 200 million residents, 2 million new businesses as well as new movers/homeowners, U.S. healthcare professionals, a jobs database, background and criminal search and email marketing.

Auto Repair Source (formerly AutoMate) 
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. Designed for touch-enabled devices such as laptops and tablets, Auto Repair Source offers a user-friendly search experience and access to a wealth of information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain today’s complex vehicles. Diagrams and images can be easily magnified and printed.

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Biography Reference Center 
Coverage for several of the most popular and heavily researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).

BookFlix WPL Database Indicator
Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Britannica School 
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 – Fundamentals
Designed for preK – early elementary school age students. Play and read to learn letters, numbers, shapes, animals, and more.

Business Book Summaries
Concise yet comprehensive summaries to help professionals and students keep up with the latest information in the business world. A wide range of topics is covered including business biographies, change management, communication, entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing, personal growth, productivity and technology.

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Caribbean Search 
Full-text content pertaining to the countries and people of the Caribbean. Created in conjunction with Caribbean librarians and researchers. Total titles indexed: 140+; Full-text titles: 120+.

Central & Eastern European Academic Source 
Multidisciplinary and multilingual resource covering a variety of subject areas including history, business and law. Total titles indexed: 590+; Full-text titles: 570+.

Consumer Health Complete 
Provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine. Total titles indexed: 500+; Full-text titles: 500+.

Consumer Health Information 
Detailed answers to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions. Available in 17 languages. Answers are provided in evidence-based reports that feature graphics, illustrations, easy-to-read text and links to additional information.

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

NEW: Creativebug WPL Database Indicator
View thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. 

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Demographics Now 
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. 
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.

EBSCO eBooks Academic Collection 
Multidisciplinary eBooks representing a broad range of academic subjects. Total titles: 172,300+ full-text titles.

EBSCO eBooks Business Collection 
A key resource for academic and business school libraries. Total titles: 17,700+ full-text titles.

EBSCO eBooks High School Collection 
Specifically for high school students and educators, this collection offers full-text eBook coverage that aligns with school’s curricula as well as complements EBSCO’s other eResources. There is a selection of teacher resources and titles align with Common Core Curriculum Standards. Full-text titles: 9,800+.

EBSCO eBooks K-8 Collection 
The eBook K-8 Collection contains titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools, and content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states). The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators. Full-text titles: 12,450+.

EBSCO eBooks Public Library Collection 
General reference collection featuring titles for both adults and kids. Covers topics ranging from self-help and fitness to cooking and personal finance. Full-text titles: 44,450+.

Education Source 
Provides scholarly research and information for education students, professionals and policy makers. Covers all levels of education – from early childhood to higher education – and educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing. Total titles indexed: 3,500+; Full-text titles: 2,000+.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos 
Grades PreK – 5. Bilingual resources – visual dictionary, world of animals, encyclopedia articles, and Spanish language newspapers.

Environment Complete 
Offers coverage for students and scholars in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy and affiliated areas of study. Total titles indexed: 2,100+; Full-text titles: 1,000+.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source 
The latest insights on entrepreneurship and small business topics for business students and researchers. Content comes from business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies and company profiles. Total titles indexed: 140+; Full-text titles: 120+.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) 
ERIC  is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is essential tool for education researchers of all kinds.

Explora for Public Libraries
Content focusing on arts, biography, business, current events, geography and culture, health, history and social science, science and math.

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Fuel Economy Guide
This guide from the EPA provides fuel economy information for a variety of vehicles.

Global Road Warrior WPL Database Indicator
A comprehensive country cultural database featuring in-depth information on 175 countries such as: culture and society, food and recipes, music and much more.
Official Federal Government publications including Congressional, Presidential and Federal agency materials.
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Health Source: Consumer Edition 
Consumer health information including magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.  Total titles indexed: 100+; Full-text titles: 70+.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition 
Provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses and medical educators access to full-text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It provides indexing, abstracts and full-text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals, many of which are peer-reviewed. Total titles indexed: 800+; Full-text titles: 300+.

History Reference Center 
Covers U.S. and world history topics and features historical reference books, magazines and thousands of primary source documents. Total titles indexed: 150+; Full-text titles: 145+.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center 
Offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

Home Improvement Reference Center 
Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Humanities Source 
Covers literary, scholarly and creative thought. Ideal for students, researchers, and educators interested in any aspect of the humanities. Total titles indexed: 3,000+ Full-text: 1,400+.

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Jewish Studies Source 
Multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization from its historical origins to the present. Total titles indexed: 190+; Full-text titles: 180+.

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.

Legal Information Reference Center 
Designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. Coverage includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, thousands of legal forms, and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo.

Legal Source 
Authoritative database for current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. It is an excellent resource for attorneys, educators, businesspeople, law librarians, students, paralegals and others involved with the law. Total titles indexed: 2,200+; Full-text titles: 1,100+.

Library & Information Science Source 
Journals and periodicals that help librarians and researchers keep pace with the latest trends in the field. Total titles indexed: 2,200. Full-text titles: 470+.

Library of Michigan – Michigan Materials
Contains information about Michigan facts and links to the Michigan Collection including County Guides, Historical Research Collections, Michigan Imprints 1851-1876, Michigan Bibliographies and the Michigan Digital Collections.

Library of Michigan – Newspapers
Contains links to Michigan Newspaper finding aids for news or obituaries by City and County, a list of newspaper holdings on microfilm, newspaper family histories and other newspaper resources.

Literary Reference Center 
Covers broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Wide range of subjects covered including plot summaries, literary criticism, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, short stories and novels, and author interviews. Total titles indexed: 460+; Full-text titles: 380+.

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NEW: Macomb Daily WPL Database Indicator (currently in library use only – remote access coming soon)
Full subscription-level access to the online edition of The Macomb Daily. After clicking the link, select the 24-hour access option.

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.

Mango Languages WPL Database Indicator
Learn over 70 world languages with Mango Languages! It also features more than 20 ESL/ELL courses. Listening and reading activities help reinforce what you learn. Personalized review adapts to each individual’s learning pathway and keeps track of your progress. Learning a new language has never been easier of more fun!

MAS Complete 
Designed for high school libraries and offers coverage of popular high school magazines and reference books. Wide range of subjects offered including art, history, sports and music. Over 1,000,000 photos, maps and flags. Total titles indexed: 690+; Full-text titles: 550+.

MasterFILE Complete
Content from popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly regarded sources. Covers wide range of subjects including business, health, fashion, sports, and personal finance. Total titles indexed: 3,400+; Full-text titles: 2,300+.

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.

Michigan Municipal Guide
This guide provides contact information for cities and counties throughout Michigan, as well as contact for state and U.S. elected officials.

Middle Search Plus 
Middle school magazines and reference books including thousands of biographies, primary source documents, over a million photos, maps and flags. Subjects covered include history, current events, science, sports and biographies. Total titles indexed: 200+; Full-text titles: 170+.

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

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Newspaper Source Plus
Provides coverage from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. TV, radio transcripts, and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources are also included. Primary full coverage newspapers are The Washington Post and USA Today. Total titles indexed: 1,300+; Full-text titles: 1,300+.

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.

Novelist Plus 
Covers both fiction and nonfiction. This resource offers extensive reader’s advisory services including read-alike titles, series, and authors as well as professional reviews, reader reviews, articles, lists, genre overviews, discussion guides and more. Books are also tagged with appeal factors.

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O*NET Online
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 Apple or Android devices.

For Kindergarten through 3rd grade.  This database includes access to the Animals and Social Studies modules of PebbleGo. PebbleGo boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas. With informational articles and ready-made activities, students of all abilities are supported.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center 
Coverage includes classic and contemporary poems as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays. Total titles indexed: 155; Full-text titles: 155.

Points of View Reference Center 
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.

Political Science Complete 
Covers political topics with a worldwide focus. Designed for students, researchers and government institutions. Total titles indexed: 2,250+; Full-text titles: 650+.

Primary Search 
Children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and an image collection designed for elementary school libraries. Total titles indexed: 115+; Full-text titles: 95+.

Professional Development Collection 
Specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers. Total titles indexed: 725+; Full-text titles: 460+.

Pronunciator is no longer available through the library. Please use Mango Languages.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection 
Covers a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines. For psychologists, counselors, researchers and students. Total titles indexed: 500+; Full-text titles: 450+.

Read It! 
Designed for middle and high school students who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. Total titles indexed: 8; Full-text titles: 8.

Reference Latina 
Theme-based Spanish-language interface designed to make content readily accessible to non-English users. 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. Daily updates ensure availability of the most current articles from a dozen prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries.

Regional Business News 
Provides coverage from regional business publications for the U.S. and Canada. Total titles indexed: 125; Full-text titles: 100+.

Salem Press Online eBooks WPL Database Indicator
Online eBook access for reference books from Salem Press and Grey House Publishing covering a variety of topics including history, literature, and careers.

Science Reference Center 
Full-text science magazines, encyclopedias, reference books, and a collection of images. Total titles indexed: 220; Full-text titles: 200+.

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

Small Business Reference Center 
Offers coverage that addresses many small business topics from consumer small business reference books, business videos, help and advice section and how to create business plans. Total Titles Indexed: 400+; Full-text titles: 400+.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center 
Detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in an easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.

Survey of Current Business
The Survey of Current Business (SCB) is the journal of record for the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), offering a variety of articles monthly, including detailed presentations about recent data releases, explanations of annual and benchmark updates, explanations of key methodologies, updates about in-development data sets, relevant research by BEA economists, briefings on key issues, and ongoing statistical and related innovations in general. 
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T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z 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 12:00 pm – 12:00 am. You can also use their practice quizzes and Skills Center Resource Library to study 24/7. Login with your library card number and PIN (where it says password on the login screen) to get help today!

Vocational Studies Premier 
Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges. Scholarly content most relevant to vocational programs. Wide range of subjects covered including counseling, biotechnology, cosmetology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, law enforcement, and veterinary assistant. Total titles indexed: 1000+; Full-text titles: 900+.

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.

World Book Early 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.

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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WPL Database Indicator = database paid for by Warren Public Library

 = database provided by MeL

updated 2-1-23