Research & Study Tools  

Databases A-Z

 -- indicates a database that may only be accessed from within the library. All others require a library card number for off-site access.

 -- indicates content provided through MeL, the Michigan eLibrary.


ABC-CLIO United States Geography 
This interactive database helps students better understand the geographic, historic, social, political, cultural, and economic landscape of the United States, as well as the challenges facing the nation and individual states.

ABC-CLIO World Geography 
Provides authoritative content and online tools that develop students' global literacy, focusing on geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces.

Academic OneFile 
A source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

Alldata Online 
A comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information. Must be used in Internet Explorer.

Ancestry Library Edition 
Genealogy resources, including census images.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index This index contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.

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! Grades PreK - 5.

Brittanica Learning Zone 
Pre K - 2nd grade. Activity-centered learning to explore, play, read, and build technology skills.Letters, numbers, geography, shapes and much more are included. 

Brittanica School 
Suite of Britannica School resources at three levels - Elementary, Middle, and High. 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.

Business Decision 
Combines geographic information system (GIS) technology with extensive business, demographic and consumer household data to help grow and develop your business. You will need to create an account to use this database.

Business Insights: Global 
Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world.

Chilton Library
Automobile repair information on thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years.

Computer Database 
Computer related product information, news and reviews.

Consumer Reports Online
Product ratings and research.

Demographics Now: Business & People 
Robust and highly-detailed demographic data, ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as you consider opening a business, finding an audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more.

eBook Collection 
Over 20,000 titles on all topics are available for download to your computer. 

eBook K-8 Collection 
Fiction and non-fiction books that can be read online. Picture books, homework topics, language learning.

Expanded Academic ASAP 
Scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers.

Gale Virtual Reference Library 
Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Business Collection 
Full text business-related titles pulled from Gale Virtual Reference Library.

General One File 
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

General Reference Center Gold 
General interest and business database, provides many full-text articles.

Health and Wellness Resource Center 
Indexes health journals and provides many full-text articles. Includes links to many health-related sites and government databases.

Health Reference Center Academic 
Full-text articles on health topics.

Heritage Quest Online 
Genealogy database containing census data, family records and local histories.

Informe Academico 
Spanish language resources. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

Infotrac Business Collection 
Broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings.

Infotrac Student Edition
A periodical database for students in junior high and middle school.

Kids InfoBits 
Magazines, newspapers and reference material for kindergarten students through grade 5.

Learning Express Library 
A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help student and adult learners succeed on academic or licensing tests. 

Official, State specific, Federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Access to articles in major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers.

Livingston Daily Press & Argus
Full-text and searchable from 2007 - present.

Michigan Authors and Illustrators 
Searchable database providing biographical and contact information.

MeL Michigana 
This digital archive documents state history providing access to a wide variety of documents, personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlet and political speeches, and more.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Comprehensive financial information on stocks, mutual funds and market trends.

National Geographic Magazine Archive
Complete archive of the magazine from 1888 to the mid-1990s.

New York Times 
Full text from 1995.

A collection of newspapers from around the Country and the World.

Find the next best fiction book to read. Search by author, title, series, plots or even books like the one you just finished.

Nursing Resource Center 
Full-text disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results, and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context 
Information on social issues, viewpoint articles, overviews, statistics, and full text articles.

Powerspeak Languages
Provides users with the ability to learn, apply and enjoy a new language quickly and more proficiently using a variety of proven methods that engage all types of learners. Courses offered include Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, and Korean. ESL for Spanish and Chinese speakers is also offered.

Provides detailed information on millions of U.S. and Canadian businesses; searchable by company name, geographic area, yellow pages heading, and more. Additional databases cover U.S. Healthcare and Consumers/Lifestyles. Updated annually. New to ReferenceUSA? Try these video tutorials.

Research in Context  
Includes the most-studied topics for grades 6-8 - literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. Designed to develop learning skills to launch 6-8 graders into high school and beyond.

Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9. 

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.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
User-friendly, detailed repair guides for all kinds of small engines including motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, ATVs, tractors, outdoor power equipment and generators.

Student Edition 
Designed for high school students. Access to full-text magazine and newspaper articles, podcasts, and reference materials. (Live Homework Help)
Connect with a live tutor in 40+ subjects including Math, Science and English. Practice skills, get help with homework, or write a paper. Tutors available from 3-10pm., other resources available 24/7.

Turfgrass Information Center 

Value Line
Provides information, Ratings and earning estimates related to companies whose securities are publicly traded.

WorldBook Online
Premier online reference source containing every article from the 22-volume print set plus state-of-the-art multimedia, maps, and editor-reviewed web sites.




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