- Automobile Information
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- Business & Investing
- Consumer Information
- Employment & Careers
- Geography & History
- Health & Medicine
- Homework Help
- Legal Information
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Premium Research Sources A-Z
ABC-CLIO United States Geography
ABC-CLIO World Geography
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.)
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.
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.
Access Video on Demand
Provides instant unlimited streaming access to thousands of award-winning educational films, acclaimed documentaries, independent films, and helpful instructional videos from your favorite sources, PBS, National Geographic, BBC Learning, and more. All you need is your library card number.
Access Video on Demand: Just for Kids
Just for Kids offers a kid-safe, advertisement-free, media platform where young patrons can learn, explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has the educational videos that children want to watch—from Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Franklin, Arthur, to The Berenstain Bears, and more! All you need is your library card number.
Adult Core Skills from LearningExpress Library
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.
Comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information. Must be used in Internet Explorer. Must be used inside the library.
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.
Ancestry Library Edition
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
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).
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 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.
College Admissions Test Preparation from LearningExpress Library
College Students from LearningExpress Library
Computer Skills Tutorial from LearningExpress Library
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.
Consumer Reports Online
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.
Early World of Learning
eBook Academic Collection
Multidisciplinary eBooks representing a broad range of academic subjects.
eBook Business Collection
A key resource for academic and business school libraries.
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.
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.
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.
Encyclopedia of Associations (Gale Directory Library)
Comprehensive source of detailed information concerning nonprofit American membership organizations of national scope.
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.
Coverage for students and scholars in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and related areas of study.
ERIC (full version)
Explora for Educators
Explora for High Schools
Explora for Middle Schools
Explora for Primary Schools
Explora for Public Libraries
Arts, biography, business, current events, geography and culture, health, history and social science, science and math.
Gale Business: DemographicsNow
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Gale Legal Forms
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
A virtual reference library.
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.
High School Equivalency Center from LearningExpress Library
History Reference Center
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center
Articles on a wide range of topics from maintenance to remodeling to decorating.
Howell Carnegie District Library Archive-It Collections
Collections include web archives for all funeral home websites and news websites for Livingston County, MI.
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.
Learning Express Library
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.
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
Livingston County Daily Press & Argus Digital Archives
Full-text and searchable from 1843 – 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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
Morningstar Investment Research
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.
National Geographic Archive
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.
Overdrive – Kids
Overdrive – Teens
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.
Poetry and Short Story Reference Center
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 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.
Preparing you for U.S. Citizenship
Preparación para obtener la ciudadanía estadounidense
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.
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.
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.
Recursos Para Hispanohablantes from Learning Express Library
Mejore sus habilidades escritas, orales y gramaticales, Sea mejor lector, Desarrolle sus habilidades matemáticas, Prepárese para el examen de GED, Sea ciudadano estadounidense
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.
Regional Business News
Provides coverage from regional business publications for the U.S. and Canada.
Science Reference Center
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
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Printables, Lessons, Mini-Books, and More!
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
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.