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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. In Library Use Only.

ABC-CLIO World Geography

Authoritative content and online tools that develops students’ global literacy, focusing on geographic, political, social, economic and cultural forces. In Library Use Only.

ABCmouse Home Use

The award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 learning activities across all major subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music—including more than 1,200 of those learning activities in Spanish. Best of all, kids just love it! (From Age of Learning, Inc.)

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ABCmouse In-Library Use

The award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 learning activities across all major subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music—including more than 1,200 of those learning activities in Spanish. Best of all, kids just love it! (From Age of Learning, Inc.) In Library Use Only.

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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.


This database contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library. Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1970 and includes more than 4.8 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture.

Alldata Online

Comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information. Must be used in Internet Explorer. Must be used inside the library.

Alt HealthWatch

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.

Applied Science & Technology Source

Full-text and indexed content covering the full spectrum of the applied science and computing disciplines from acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear engineering.

Art & Architecture

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 journals, magazines, and books, plus detailed indexing, abstracts, and thousands of images.

Associates Program Source

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


Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives, over 200 million residents and 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

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. 

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).

Britannica Fundamentals

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

Britannica School – Elementary

Grades 3 through 5. Find information on countries, animals, and people in articles, media, and a world atlas.  Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.

Britannica School – High

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

Britannica School – Middle

Grades 6 through 8. Find maps, photos, articles, and famous people and places. Compare countries and tour the U.S.A. For homework help and your curiosity.

Caribbean Search

Caribbean Search is a multidisciplinary database that provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles pertinent to the countries and people of the Caribbean region. The collection contains over 730 Caribbean focused scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, reports and reference books making this the largest collection of full text content available to academic, school and public libraries in the region. This database is updated weekly on EBSCOhost.

Central & Eastern European Academic Source

Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS) provides full text (including PDF) coverage for scholarly journals published in central and eastern European countries. This multidisciplinary, multilingual database offers full text content to many academic.

Computer Skills Tutorial from LearningExpress Library

This covers Getting Started with your Computer and Internet, Popular Software (Excel, Access, OneDrive, Outlook, Powerpoint, Project, Sharepoint, Visio, and Word), Computer Graphics & Illustration (Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop), and understanding your Operating System (Windows 7/8/10).

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.

Consumer Health Information – Arabic

الصحة باللغة الإنجليزية يوفر تقرير عن الصحة سهل القراءة ومبني على تقصي الدلائل حول مجموعة متنوعة من الأمراض والحالات وإجراءات العلاج. تمت مراجعة كافة التقارير من قبل أطباء وتعكس معظم المعلومات الحالية.

Data Axle Reference Solutions

Formerly ReferenceUSA, this resource 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 Data Axle Reference Solutions? Try these video tutorials.

eBook High School

For high school students and educators. There is a selection of teacher resources and titles align with Common Core Curriculum Standards. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.

eBook K-8

Titles that support Kindergarten through 8th grade students across all subject areas. Also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators including Common Core alignment. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.

eBook Public Library Collection

Large collection of reference books featuring titles for both adults and kids. Covers a wide variety of topics from self-help and fitness to cooking and personal finance. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.

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.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Enciclopedia en línea fácil de usar en ocho categorías principales: Artes, Historia y Gobierno, Gente, Lugares, Plantas y Animales, Ciencia y Matemáticas, Deportes y Hobbies, Religiones del Mundo. Tiene imágenes, sonidos y videos con todas las funciones.

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.

Environment Complete

Coverage for students and scholars in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and related areas of study.

ERIC (full version)

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) 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 an essential tool for education researchers of all kinds.

Explora for Educators

Lesson plans, student tools, curriculum standards, and valuable sites for teachers.

Explora for High Schools

Provides hundreds of popular magazines and reference books for high school libraries. Covers subjects such as art, history, sports, and music. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

Explora for Middle Schools

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, and sports.

Explora for Primary Schools

Children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and an image collection designed for elementary school libraries.

Explora for Public Libraries

Arts, biography, business, current events, geography and culture, health, history and social science, science and math.

Gale Business: DemographicsNow

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.

Gale Legal Forms

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

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Consumer health information including magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.

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.

History Reference Center

Covers U.S. and world history topics and features historical reference books, magazines, and thousands of primary source documents.


Stream or download movies, TV shows, ebooks, audiobooks, music & comic books. We are temporarily allowing 10 checkouts per month. Howell Library District residents only.

Humanities Source

Covers literary, scholarly, and creative thought. Ideal for students, researchers, and educators interested in any aspect of the humanities.

Información de Salud del Consumidor – (Español)

Salud en español provee un informe sobre salud basado en evidencias de fácil lectura sobre una gran variedad de enfermedades, afecciones y tratamientos. Todos los informes se encuentran arbitrados por especialistas y contienen la información más actualizada.

Jewish Studies Source

Jewish Studies Source contains over 400 full-text titles. Sources comprising the collection include full-text for leading academic journals within the discipline, monographs, related articles from major periodicals and newspapers, and over 1600 biographies of leading historical and contemporary Jews. This database includes 123 full-text journals & magazines, including 66 that are unavailable from Academic Search™ Jewish Studies Source also offers extensive full-text backfiles. In addition, Jewish Studies Source contains the entire Jewish Telegraphic Agency database from 1922 to present.


Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. You are allowed 10 checkouts per month. Howell Library District residents only.

Kanopy for Kids

Kanopy Kids is a collection of educational and entertaining movies, TV series, animated storybooks, and other content specifically for children preschool age and up.  Kanopy Kids, gives children unlimited, simultaneous use access to family-friendly films.  New videos are added each month. Howell Library District residents only.

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 standardized academic or professional occupation licensing tests.

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, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals, and others involved with the law.

Library & Information Science Source

Library & Information Science Source was developed to meet the needs of librarians, information professional and students. Content includes full text for more than 460 publications and indexing for hundreds of high-quality journals, as well as books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage encompasses librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. In addition, Library & Information Science Source provides comprehensive coverage of the history of library studies.

Literary Reference Center

Covers a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. Wide range of subjects covered including plot summaries, literary criticism, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, short stories and novels, and author interviews.

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.

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.

Merck Manual

One of the world’s most widely used medical information resources.

Merck Veterinary Manual

Provides concise and authoritative information on diseases and management of food-producing, companion, laboratory, and exotic animals.

Michigan History Magazine

A popular history magazine geared toward professionals and enthusiasts alike, Michigan History offers a wide variety of subject matter, time frames, and perspectives while inspiring, educating, and entertaining its readers.

Michigan Learning Channel

Trusted PBS Resources Designed for Michigan Students

The Michigan Learning Channel provides educators and families with free PBS videos and printable resources designed to ensure all students succeed.

Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags

MyHeritage Library Edition

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.

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.

Novelist K-8 Plus

Recommendations for children’s 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 overview, discussion guides and more. Books are also tagged with appeal factors.

Novelist Plus

Contains information on over 260,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles. Features lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, Read-a-Like recommendations, and complete series information. Also includes reader ratings and reviews. Create your own reading wish list.


Download and enjoy thousands of ebook and audiobook titles on your computer, tablet, or mobile devices.

Overdrive – Kids

Download and enjoy thousands of ebook and audiobook titles on your computer, tablet, or mobile devices.

Overdrive – Teens

Download and enjoy thousands of ebook and audiobook titles on your computer, tablet, or mobile devices.


ParentTV offers thousands of on-demand parenting videos and courses with content designed to support those who care for children, from pregnancy through to teenage years. ParentTV works with leading psychologists, pediatricians, mental health specialists, nutritionists, occupational therapists and parenting educators across the globe. Search and find videos on general parenting, play, behavior, child development, mental health, sleep, nutrition, technology and more. Most videos are under 10 minutes in length and can be accessed on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.


PebbleGo boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas. With informational articles and ready-made activities, students of all abilities are supported. There are also supplemental resources for educators.  This early literacy offering is for young readers in Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Points of View

Presents multiple sides of an issue. Helps 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.

Primary Search

Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.


Learn any of 163 languages (including American Sign Language) in any of 101 languages using your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Includes flashcards, pronunciation analysis, conversation practice, quizzes, downloadable audio lessons, kid-friendly lessons, and more.

Pronunciator (Español)

Aprenda cualquiera de los 163 idiomas (incluido el lenguaje de señas americano) en cualquiera de los 101 idiomas con su computadora, tableta o teléfono inteligente. Incluye tarjetas, análisis de pronunciación, práctica de conversación, cuestionarios, lecciones de audio descargables, lecciones para niños y más.

Psychology & Behavioral Health Collection

Covers a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines. For psychologists, counselors, researchers, and students.

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.

Referencia Latina

Interfaz en español basada en temas diseñada para hacer que el contenido sea fácilmente accesible para los usuarios que no hablan inglés. Esta base de datos de texto completo en español cubre una amplia gama de temas dentro y fuera de la academia. Ofrece contenido de una variedad de fuentes, incluidos libros de referencia, revistas de interés general e informes de salud. Las actualizaciones diarias aseguran la disponibilidad de los artículos más actuales de una docena de periódicos destacados de 10 países de América Latina.


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 Reference Center

Offers coverage that addresses many small business topics from consumer small business reference books and business videos. Includes a help and advice section and how to create business plans.

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.


Printables, Lessons, Mini-Books, and More!

Value Line

Provides information, ratings and earning estimates related to companies whose securities are publicly traded.

Vocational Studies Premier

Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges, contains 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.

World Book Kids

Easy to use online encyclopedia in eight major subject categories: Arts, History and Government, People, Places, Plants and Animals, Science and Mathematics, Sports and Hobbies, World Religions. Has full-featured pictures, sounds and videos.

World Book Online

Premier 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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