AtoZ Databases



Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives and 2 million new businesses. Includes data on over 200 million residents as well as new movers/homeowners. Special features include a background and criminal history search. Information provided on U. S. healthcare professionals. Includes a jobs database and email marketing. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Academic Search Complete



Designed for academic institutions. Comprehensive, multi-disciplinary resource of scholarly research. Coverage on a wide range of topics. Includes peer-reviewed full text resources for STEM research. Social sciences and the humanities also covered. 
Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Adult Core Skills from LearningExpress Library



Practice for the U.S. Citizenship exam in English or Spanish. Build your math and reading skills. Includes eBook study help as well as an eBook guide to getting a green card. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on these tests.
Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Agricola



From the National Agricultural Library. Contains citations about all aspects of agriculture and related fields. Includes: journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports. Coverage: 1970 - current. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Alt HealthWatch



Provides information on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness. Sources include journals (some peer-reviewed) and reports. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Applied Science & Technology Source



Broad coverage of research and development within the applied sciences and computing disciplines. Content derives from leading trade journals, professional and technical society publications, and conference proceedings. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Art & Architecture Source



Covers fine, decorative, and commercial arts. Also covers architecture and architectural design. Features full text articles and indexing and abstracts for journals, books, podcasts, and more. Art Source includes periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. For use by art scholars, artists, designers, students, and general researchers. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Associates Programs Source



Articles on topics often taught in community colleges. Topics include: accounting, agriculture, child care, cosmetology, cooking, food service, forestry, graphic arts, hospitality management, interior design, plumbing, heating & air conditioning, and welding. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Biography Reference Center



More than 450,000 biographies. Includes complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine as well as thousands of narrative biographies. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Britannica Fundamentals



Pre K - 2nd grade. Play and read to learn letters, numbers, shapes, animals, and more. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Britannica School



Nonfiction content geared for K-12 students. Includes over 132,000 encyclopedia articles, 103,000 images, 7,500 multimedia elements, more than 27,000 eBooks, and novels and essays. Tools include translation for 50+ languages and read-aloud functionality. Includes Lexile ranges and alignment with Michigan Department of Education Academic Standards across a variety of subjects.
Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Britannica School Elementary



Grades 3-4. Find information on countries, animals, and people. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Britannica School High



Quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles, and interactive resources are available. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Britannica School Middle



Grades 5-7. Find maps, photos, articles, and famous people and places. Compare countries and tour the U.S.A. For homework help and your curiosity. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Business Book Summaries



Provides concise, comprehensive summaries of the best business books. Professionals and students can use these to keep up with the latest information in the business world. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Career Preparation from LearningExpress Library



Includes a resume builder where you can save, edit, and print. Explore a variety of careers including allied health, law enforcement, and nursing. Prepare for occupation exams including civil service, commercial driver's license, cosmetology, teaching, and more. Prepare to join the military or become an officer. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on these exams. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Caribbean Search



In-depth, full text information about the countries and people of the Caribbean. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Central & Eastern European Academic Source



TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 590+FULL TEXT TITLES: 570+
Information on a variety of topics of importance to researchers of Central and Eastern Europe. Includes resources on history, business, and law in a number of European languages. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

College Admissions Test Preparation from LearningExpress Library



Practice tests, preparation eBooks, and tutorials for the ACT®, SAT, 12 AP subjects, PSAT/NMSQT, and TOEFL iBT® exams. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

College Students from LearningExpress Library



Math, reading, grammar, and science review with eBooks. Practice tests for six graduate school record exams including the GRE, LSAT, and MCAT. Includes multiple college placement exams including ACCUPLACER and ASSET preparation. Includes practice for the CLEP exams. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Computer Skills Tutorial from LearningExpress Library

Offers 90+ courses on topics such as computer basics, Internet basics, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and MS Office tools like Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint. Create a free account to access these tools. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. Click here to access. 

Consumer Health Complete



Supports the health and wellness information needs of patients. Covers mainstream medicine as well as complementary and holistic medicine. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Consumer Health Information-Arabic



Offers detailed answers to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions. Provides answers in evidence-based reports that feature illustrations and easy-to-read text. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. Content is written by professional healthcare writers under the supervision of licensed professionals and is updated on a regular basis.

Consumer Health Information-Spanish



Offers detailed answers to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions. Provides answers in evidence-based reports that feature illustrations and easy-to-read text. Content is written by professional healthcare writers under the supervision of licensed professionals and is updated on a regular basis. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Consumer Reports



Provides clear reviews of commonly purchased products. Consumer Reports uses careful research, consumer insights, journalism, and policy expertise to help you inform purchase decisions. Also works to improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices.
Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

eBook Academic Collection



FULL TEXT TITLES: 172,300+
Thousands of titles ranging from literary criticism to health, mathematics, sports, and religion. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

eBook Business Collection



FULL TEXT TITLES: 17,700+
A key resource for academic and business school libraries. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

eBook High School Collection



FULL TEXT TITLES: 9,800+
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. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

eBook K-8 Collection



FULL TEXT TITLES: 12,450+
Titles that support K-8 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. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

eBook Public Library Collection



FULL TEXT TITLES: 44,450+
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. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Education Source



TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 3,500+FULL TEXT TITLES: 2,000+
Provides scholarly research for education students, professionals, and policy makers. Covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education. Covers specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos



Designed for young Spanish speaking students or those learning Spanish as a second language. Full text articles, maps, flags, and more. Dozens of hands-on activities and links to Spanish language websites. Also includes a visual dictionary. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.
 

Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S.



Comprehensive source of detailed information concerning nonprofit American membership organizations of national scope. Covers more than 23,000 organizations in categories such as trade, business, and commercial; legal, governmental, public administration, and military; cultural; educational; veterans, hereditary, and patriotic; athletic and sports; fan clubs, and many more. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Environment Complete



TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 2,100+FULL TEXT TITLES: 1,000+
Scholarly, academic coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and related areas. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

ERIC: Education Resources Information Center




Index of journal articles, books, theses, curriculi, conference papers, standards, and guidelines on a wide range of education topics. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Explora for Educators

Click here to access. 

Cross-search professional resources for educators. Pulls content from the following eResources:

• Academic Search Complete
• Biography Reference Center
• ERIC

• Professional Development Collection

Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Explora for Elementary Schools



TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 115+FULL TEXT TITLES: 95+
For elementary school libraries. Content from children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images. Students can learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more. Pulls content from the following eResources:
• American Heritage Children’s Dictionary
• Biography Reference Center
• eBook K-8 Collection
• Primary Search

• Topic Overviews K-5

Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

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. Pulls content from the following eResources:

• eBook High School Collection
• History Reference Center
• Literary Reference Center
• MAS Complete
• Middle Search Plus
• Points of View Reference Center
• Science Reference Center

• Topic Overviews 6-12

Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Explora for Middle Schools



TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 200+FULL TEXT TITLES: 170+
Magazines and reference books for middle school students. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Subjects include history, current events, science, sports, and biographies. Also includes photos, maps, and flags. Pulls content from the following eResources:
• Biography Reference Center
• eBook K-8 Collection
• Middle Search Plus
• Primary Search

• Topic Overviews 6-12

Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Explora for Public Libraries



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

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints



Provides different views about issues that help students develop critical thinking skills. This resource brings balance and perspective to contemporary issues using arguments from experts. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)




All Ages
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Health Source - Consumer Edition



Subjects include fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women's health, children's health, and more. Information comes from magazines, books, Clinical Reference System reports, and pamphlets. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition



TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 800+FULL TEXT TITLES: 300+
Provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses, and medical educators access to scholarly journals on many medical disciplines. Provides indexing, abstracts and full text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals, many of which are peer-reviewed.

Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

High School Equivalency Center from LearningExpress Library



Skills building in reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and math. Practice for the GED in English and Spanish. Practice the HiSET and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on these tests.

Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

History Reference Center



TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 150+FULL TEXT TITLES: 145+
Documents, photos, maps, film, and video from leading history journals. Also includes biographies of historical figures.

Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center



FULL TEXT TITLES: 1,900+
Subject areas include arts & crafts; games & electronics; models; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & paper craft. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Home Improvement Reference Center



FULL TEXT TITLES: 40+
Includes maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating, home & garden, etc. Includes more than 130 reference books. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Humanities Source



TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 3,000+FULL TEXT TITLES: 1,400+
Covers literary, scholarly, and creative thought. Ideal for students, researchers, and educators interested in the humanities. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Jewish Studies Source



Offers a multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization, from its historical origins to the present. Nearly 350 biographies of leading historical and contemporary Jewish figures. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

LearningExpress Library



Includes a resume builder you can save, edit, and print. Over 700 courses, practice tests, tutorials, eBooks, and flashcards. Practice tests include ACT, SAT, PSAT and TOEFL, as well as trade certification, civil service, math and reading tests, and U.S. citizenship. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay.
Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Legal Information Reference Center



Search over 12,000 state-specific legal forms by topic including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes, and more. A majority of the full text legal reference books provided through NOLO. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Legal Source



A scholarly resource of current issues, studies, and trends of the legal world. For attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, and paralegals. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Library and Information Science Source



Journals and periodicals that help librarians and researchers keep pace with the latest trends in the field. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Literary Reference Center



Includes over 14,000 short stories and 54,000+ poems. Covers information on thousands of authors and their works. Topics include: plot summaries, literary criticism, book reviews, novels, and author interviews. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

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. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

MasterFILE Complete



Broad collection of popular full-text magazines and reference books. Contains Consumer Reports. Covers subjects including: business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY, and fashion. Also includes photos, maps, and flags. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

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 with EBSCOhost interface



Magazines and reference books for middle school students. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Subjects include history, current events, science, sports, and biographies. Also includes photos, maos, and flags. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

MyHeritage Library Edition



Family history/geneology resource including more than 6 billion historical records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. Includes the full USA federal census (1790-1940); census of England and Wales (1841-1901), U.S. World War II Army Enlistment as well as records of Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers. Over 2 billion family trees. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Newspaper Source Plus



Includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. Offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources. Primary full coverage newspapers are The Washington Post and USA Today. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

NoveList K-8 Plus



Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list. Includes tools for teachers such as Lexile levels and Common Core standards. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

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. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

PebbleGo



Grades PreK-3. Animals (including dinosaurs) and social studies sections of this early literacy and learning tool. Easy-to-navigate visual interface for emerging readers. Michigan library or school access only.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center



Hundreds of thousands of poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and essays. Topics include the poetic forms, movements, and techniques. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Points of View Reference Center



Presents multiple sides of over 400 issues. Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Political Science Complete



Designed for students, researchers, and government institutions. Covers political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of current discourse. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Primary Search with EBSCOhost interface



For elementary school libraries. Content from children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images. Students can learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Professional Development Collection



Specialized information for librarians, teachers, and education researchers. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

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. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Read It!



For middle and high school students and adults. Helps to build reading skills and improve study habits. Includes tests. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Recursos Para Hispanohablantes from LearningExpress Library



Learning tools, career, and citizenship exam practice in Spanish. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on these tests. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Referencia Latina



Spanish-language resource. Covers academic and non-academic subjects. Offers content from reference books, general interest magazines, health reports, and other sources. Daily updates from a dozen newspapers from ten Latin American countries and more than 2,500 health reports. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Regional Business News



Regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces from 1990. Includes newspapers, radio and television news transcripts, trade publications, magazines, and newswires. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

School Center from LearningExpress Library



Grades 4 through 12 skills improvement in math, writing and grammar, reading comprehension, social studies, and vocabulary and spelling through tests, eBooks, and tutorials. U.S. Constitution study and review, advanced math, and logic available for high school students. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well in school. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Science Reference Center



Contains material from science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. More than 4,000 full text, full-length biographies. Includes: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, the environment, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, and wildlife. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Small Business Reference Center



Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business. Includes information on accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. State-specific information included. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Small Engine Repair Reference Center



Repair guides for small engines and routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.). Also includes guides on extensive repairs such as engine and transmission disassembly. Coverage includes lawn mowers, motorcycles, tractors, and snowmobiles. More than 450 full text reference books with photos and illustrations, information on more than 25 years of engine models, and coverage of more than 90,000 repairs. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Turfgrass Information File (TGIF)



Cooperative project of the United States Golf Association and the Michigan State University Libraries' Turfgrass Information Center. Provides bibliographic and descriptive records of all types of work related to turfgrass culture. Established in 1983. Over 50% full text content. Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only. 

Vocational Studies Premier



Designed for two-year colleges, this resource offers support for vocational programs. Subjects include: counseling, biotechnology, cosmetology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, law enforcement, and veterinary assistant. 
Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.

Subjects covered include:
Alcohol and drug abuse counseling
Biotechnology
Computer and data processing
Cosmetology
Electrical technology
Fashion design
Fire science
Forensics
Graphic arts
Health information technology
Interior design
Law enforcement and criminal justice
Travel and tourism
Veterinary assisting

World Book Kids



Grades Pre K - 5. Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. Hundreds of activities, science projects and experiments.Michigan residents or Michigan library and school access only.