Resources Alphabetically by Name

Please Note: If you are coming in from the web at home or outside the Library, most titles on this list will require your Farmington Community Library Card bar code number and the last 4 digits of your home phone number for access. A few resources are available only from within the library, and these titles are so noted. Some of these resources are available courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (MeL),and are so marked with a   Michigan eLibrary Logo: MeL Logo Image.

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For Apple products simply go to the App Store and type in (access my library) then choose the "Library edition", or use the QR code below.

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For Android Device Users

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Titles Beginning with A



Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile MeL Logo image

 A premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects - authoritative and comprehensive. Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions; updated daily.  




Alldata Logo Image AllData Auto Repair

 ONLY AVAILABLE FROM INSIDE THE LIBRARY

ALLDATA is the leading provider of electronic diagnostic and repair information and services for the automotive service industry, including Manufacturer TSBs and recalls updated daily, OEM wiring diagrams with connector, ground, power distribution and splice locations, Maintenance tables, and automatic repair information updates . ALLDATA requires the Windows XP. Windows Server 2003 Small Business/Standard (32-bit), Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system on your computer.




Ancestry.com Logo Image Ancestry Library Edition

 ONLY AVAILABLE FROM INSIDE THE LIBRARY

Ancestry Library Edition has a new, simplified search screen and contains the following enhancements not previously available in MeL: Passenger lists from all major U.S. ports including New York, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Orleans; Naturalization records ranging from 1700 to 1900; Immigration records for more than 100 countries Increase of more than 10 million names; an improved viewer for documents. 


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Titles beginning with B through D



Biography & Genealogy Master IndexBiography and Genealogy Master Index MeL Logo image

 Indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Bibliographic citations only. 




Biography in ContextBiography in Context

 This resource integrates award-winning biographies from respected Gale sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to vetted websites. Search for people—both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor—based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. Or, combine search criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.  


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Books and Authors Books and Authors MeL Logo image

 Books and Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together. Through the use of expertly written and arranged content and a dynamic, cutting edge user interface, Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! 




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Books and Authors Bookflix MeL Logo image

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!


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business decision BusinessDecision MeL Logo image

 Researchers and entrepreneurs are enabled to access comprehensive business-to-consumer market data. Detailed company profiles, product and brand information combined with investment reports, rankings and market share data allow users to better penetrate the consumer marketplace.  


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Chilton.com Business Insights: Essentials MeL Logo image

Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Featuring the content you need to explore a global business landscape:

  • extensive referene content from Gale's core business collection
  • Easy-to-use company fundamentals and invstment research reports
  • industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories, and more



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Business Insights Business Insights: Global MeL Logo image

Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Featuring the content you need to explore a global business landscape:

  • Extensive reference content from Gale's Core Business Collection
  • Easy-to-use company fundamentals and investment research reports
  • Industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories, and more



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Chilton.comChiltonLibrary.com MeL Logo image

ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make, and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.


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CollegeSource OnlineCollegeSource Online

CollegeSource® Online is a digital collection of 58,635 digital college catalogs, institution profiles, transcript keys, and other critical resources. The college catalogs are in full cover-to-cover, original page format with 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools. comprehensive collection of college catalog and course data in existence. With over 42 million course descriptions and more than 58,000 cover-to-cover college catalogs available in PDF format, you can get the information you need in seconds.

In addition to catalogs, the profiles for each institution includes maps, web site links, accreditation data, calendar/unit types, transcript keys, and more!


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Computer DatabaseComputer Database MeL Logo image

Computer Database contains 9,119,634 articles updated as recently as January 8, 2014. All articles have been published between 1980 and 2014. Use this resource to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.




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ConsumerReportsConsumer Reports Online

Consumer Reports is the world's largest independent product testing organization. They provide expert buying advice, recommendations, and ratings on thousands of consumer products each year using their state-of-the-art labs, auto test center, and survey research center.



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CulturegramsCultureGrams MeL Logo image

This resource provides a profile of the cultures of 200 countries around the world, with in-depth information on 25 categories. The resource also includes StateGrams for all the fifty state, A Provinces Edition covering Canada's Provinces, and a Kids' Edition providing a kids'-eye view of 66 countries featuring cultural and geographical information, history, flags, maps and colorful images.


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Demographics Now IconDemographics Now MeL Logo image

Geographic Business Intelligence for:

  • Business & Marketing Plans—fast and easy formatted reports available in seconds!
  • Determining where you should locate your business.
  • Understanding your customers better—How much do they earn? How much do they spend?
  • Analyzing new markets. . .  should you expand to other areas?
  • Targeting direct mail and advertising programs—to the customers most likely to buy your product/service.
  • Identifying where your competitors are located.
  • Great for territory sales planning!
  • Lifestyle customer segmentation categorization used by the professionals.

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Discovering CollectionDiscovering Collection

A multimedia reference source with information on six core curriculum areas, specifically: geography & cultures, literature, history, personal biography, science & health, plus an extensive searchable multimedia gallery.


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Titles beginning with E through F



  Early World of Learning MeL Logo image

Recommended for: Early elementary. 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.





  eLibrary and eLibrary Elementary MeL Logo image 


Video, audio pictures and maps as well as full-text magazines, books, newspapers, and transcripts of TV and radio shows.





  ERIC MeL Logo image

Recommended for: Educators, pre-service teachers and parents. Abstracts and/or Full-text. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research. ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials such as conference papers, technical reports, policy papers and more.





Expanded Academic ASAPExpanded Academic ASAP MeL Logo image

Mostly full text. Magazine, newspaper and journal articles appropriate to college and university-level research.


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Farmington newspapers onlineFarmington Enterprise and Observer

A collection of Farmington and Farmington Hills community newspapers from the past and present. You can browse newspapers from 1889-2003 by year and keyword search newspapers from 2003 to the present.




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Foundation Directory Online Professional left red arrow image Foundation Directory Online Professional.

The Foundation Center's most comprehensive database of over 100,000 grantmakers and over 2.2 million recent grants awarded by the nation's top funders. Updated Weekly




Foundation Grants to Individuals left red arrow image Foundation Grants to Individuals

The Foundation Grants to Individuals provides detailed descriptions of more than 8,300 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers. Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is updated quarterly.




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Titles beginning with G






MeL Credit Logo  Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. You can enroll in courses with your library card. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.



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Gale Directory LibraryGale Directory Library MeL Logo image

Provides access to Ward's Business Directory of Private and Public Companies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and Business Rankings Annual. Ward’s profiles over 113,000 U.S. companies, approximately 18,000 in Canada and approximately 33,000 in Mexico listing the industries in which it operates, names of top executives, number of employees, the type of company it is, and financial performance. The eDirectory version of Ward's includes additional information, such as alternative mailing addresses, an expanded list of executives, and historical financial information. Business Rankings Annual (BRA) provides "top ten" rankings of companies, products, services, and business-related activities compiled from a variety of published sources.


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Gale Virtual Reference Library MeL Logo image Gale Virtual Reference Library (Use the above link to see detailed descriptions, subject categories and links to each title below.)—or Search through all titles simultaneously

The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a large collection of full-text eBooks from Gale and its publishing partners, offering authoritative references, updated and in electronic format that is available 24/7 from any Internet-connected computer. Among the advantages offered are:

  • No more damaged pages or missing volumes
  • ReadSpeaker technology (text-to-speech) allowing text to be read aloud to users and downloaded in MP3 format
  • Cross-searchable with select periodical databases and Gale Resource Centers
  • No special reader or hardware required
  • Ability to print, e-mail and download articles
  • On-demand content translation into 11 languages

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General Business File ASAPGeneral Business File ASAP MeL Logo image

All full text. Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.


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General OneFileGeneral OneFile MeL Logo image

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.


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General Reference Center GoldGeneral Reference Center Gold MeL Logo image

General interest resource that integrates a variety of sources—newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.


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Grolier Online LogoGrolier Online

The main menu at Grolier.com offers direct access to six important online encyclopedic resources:

  • America The Beautiful
  • Encyclopedia Americana
  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
  • Lands And Peoples
  • New Book of Knowledge
  • New Book of Popular Science
  • America the Beautiful


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Grzimek's Animal Life EncyclopediaGrzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

Grzimek's Animal Life is an image-rich, dynamic online resource that creates a true educational experience where a quick trip to find specific information can lead to the desire to explore and learn more. Users will be inspired by:

  • Unequaled coverage—more than 4,000 species categorized by Amphibians, Reptiles and Birds, Fish, Insects, Mammals and Simple Aquatic Life, including information on evolution, habitat, behavior, range and more
  • Authoritative, peer-reviewed content—updated regularly by a worldwide network of experts
  • Ancillary topics—such as endangered species, biomes, prehistoric animals and others
  • Ease of use—immersive tools like interactive range maps and an intuitive interface let users discover while also supporting serious academic research
  • Media richness—thousands of photos, maps, videos, audio tracks and more
  • Convenient learning tools—translation into 11 languages; ReadSpeaker text-to-speech translation; ability to download, print, bookmark, and share through popular social networking and other online applications
  • Planned enhancements—curriculum correlations and tools to connect experts, educators and students




Titles beginning with H through K



Health & Wellness Resource CenterHealth & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module MeL Logo image

Mostly full text. Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., articles from 2,200 general interest publications and links to reputable health Web sites in addition to a broad collection of Thomson Gale reference titles. Includes video.


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Health Reference Center AcademicHealth Reference Center Academic MeL Logo image

Multi-source resource providing access to full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources that offer reliable health information to researchers, including nursing and allied health students. The material contained in this resource is intended for informational purposes only..


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HeritageQuest OnlineHeritageQuest Online MeL Logo image

Some full text. Includes all of the images and extensive indexing from the 1790–1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more than 22,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records and more. It also includes Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions. )


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   Informe! MeL Logo image

An electronic Search tool for popular Hispanic magazines—Full Text. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.


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  InfoTrac Junior Edition ( For Middle and Junior High School. Full text. MeL Logo image

Over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this resource is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.


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InfoTrac NewsstandInfoTrac Newsstand MeL Logo image

With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can easily search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, translate articles into 11 different languages, create email alerts, and customize your search options and results format.


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MeL Logo image   InfoTrac Student Edition ( For High School. Mostly full text. ) MeL Logo image

Over 1,100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this resource gives access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.




  Job and Career Accelerator

Recommended for: General user. Easy-to-use online application combining everything you need for a successful job search. This innovative job hunting system enables users to explore, in detail, over 1,000 different occupations and match interests and skills with the career that’s best. It allows searches for over five million recent local and national job postings while conveniently organizing and tracking the users' job search progress, all in one place. In addition, job seekers can create professional resumes and cover letters as well as practice and master interviewing skills. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.


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Kids^#039; InfoBitsKids InfoBits MeL Logo image

 ( For K-6. All full text. Kids InfoBits is a tool developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This resource covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. )


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Titles beginning with L



MeL Credit Logo Learn4Life

See Gale Courses.



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MeL Credit Logo Learning Express Library MeL Logo image

An online learning platform of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, and elementary level testing for math and reading. A free user account to login to the Learning centers must be created. Includes a section that takes users from job assessment to success on the job. Learning Centers offer the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you, including a Job & Career Accelerator. A tutorial course series designed to help all learners succeed on the tests they must pass includes immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of practice test results.



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Legal Forms—MI iconLegal Forms—Michigan MeL Logo image

  Gale welcomes you to the most extensive free forms site available to library patrons. Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily.

Warning: Public users should consult an attorney in your state for serious legal matters.


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LegalTrac iconLegalTrac MeL Logo image

  Some full text. Students, law school faculty and legal researchers will all find the legal publications they need in LegalTrac®. Drawing on a wide variety of the most highly regarded legal publications, LegalTrac® provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Each title included in LegalTrac® is selected on the basis of criteria provided by a special advisory committee of the American Association of Law Libraries. LegalTrac® Search (in the drop-down menu) rather than the default full-text search.


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Literature Criticism OnlineLiterature Criticism Online

Gale™ takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Imagine centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It's all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today's researchers demand.


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Literature Resource CenterLiterature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center is your most current, comprehensive, and reliable online resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works. Its coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world. View search tips. Here's what you'll find in Literature Resource Center:

  • Full-text scholarly articles from more than 360 academic journals and literary magazines—the majority peer-reviewed—as well as excerpts from scholarly monographs, literary correspondence and diaries. (After your search, select the Literature Criticism tab.)
  • Reviews of books of all sorts, from children's literature to adult fiction, from popular non-fiction to scholarly studies. (After your search, select the Reviews and News tab.)
  • Substantive biographical essays on more than 130,000 authors, providing insights into life and times, works, and critical reception. (After your search, select the Biographies tab.)
  • Full text of thousands of poems and short stories published in contemporary journals and magazines. (After your search, select the Primary Sources/Literary Works tab.)
  • Overview essays on thousands of books and literary topics. (After your search, select the Topic and Work Overviews tab.)
  • Links to editorially selected websites on authors and their works, as well as pictures of well-known authors and audio interviews and reviews. (After your search, select the Multimedia tab.)

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LitFinderLitfinder

Lit Finder is a unique collection of full-text poems, stories, essays, speeches, and plays focusing on the humanities and social sciences, and includes biographies and literary criticism. You can search by title or author, or use the subject navigator organized into a hierarchy of groupings, leading from the most general to the most specific.


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Titles beginning with M through N





Mango Languages


Mango Languages

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.


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Medline Plus


Medline Plus MeL Logo image

Recommended for: Patients and health professionals. Some full text. Covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. From the National Library of Medicine.


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Michigan Authors & Illustrators MeL Logo image

Courtesy of the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL)

A searchable database of Michigan authors and illustrators. Provides biographical and contact information. Indicates whether person will do library presentations. No log-in required.


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Michigana MeL Logo image

Courtesy of the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL)

Michigana: Sources in U.S. History Online provides access to primary source documents in an online system that is easily accessible by students and researchers of all levels. For example, a user may enter a search term such as Fort Mackinac to find all references to that word or phrase found on any page within the database. Or a student may choose a subject term from the listing of top subjects that are listed on the home page to quickly find all works that are closely related to that person, place or event–for example, William Hull or railroads.

Another way to access the content is through contextual essays that have been written by Michigan historians specifically for the database. These are accessed through the images at the bottom of the home page which take a user to a list of related essays, all of which include a bibliography of related documents from within the database.




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Michigana: (Sabin Collection): Sources in U.S. History Online (Gale Cengage Leaning) MeL Logo image

This digital archive documents state history. Drawn from the Sabin collection and other Gale sources, the archive provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children's books.


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MorningstarMorningstar Investment Research Center 3 Simultaneous User Limit

Morningstar Investment Research Center combines in one convenient resource all the stock, fund, industry and ETF information necessary for in-depth research and smart portfolio construction. It is a one-stop-shop for screening and report building tools including extensive help and education materials. Allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.


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National Directory of Nonprofit organizationsNational Directory of Nonprofit Organizations

Designed specifically for marketers, sales staff and nonprofit professionals, National Directory of Non-Profit Organizations provides contact and descriptive factual information on the largest nonprofit organizations in the United States. Based on data from the Internal Revenue Service, each annual edition of this venerable resource includes entries on more than 260,000 organizations, more than 180,000 of which have incomes greater than $100,000



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New York TimesNew York Times (Searchable Full text 1980– ) MeL Logo image

Full text. The daily newspaper New York Times 1985-present.



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NoveList K8 plusNoveList K8 Plus MeL Logo image

Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards; even books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list.


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NoveListNoveList

NoveList helps to find the next best fiction book to read. Search by author, title, series, plots, or even books like the one you just finished. Browse lists of award winners, lists of genres, and lists based on age. Create and save lists of your own favorites. Find book discussion guides and more. This has something for children, young adults, and adults, plus specific information for teachers, and librarians


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NoveListNursing Resource Center MeL Logo image

Mostly Full-text. Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals.


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Titles beginning with O through Q



Opposing Viewpoints in ContextOpposing Viewpoints in Context MeL Logo image

Designed to aid students in researching both sides of a social issue, while making it simple, fast and rewarding, the Center includes over 60 topics from key reference sources, including full-text articles from over 30 major newspapers and newsmagazines, making researching both sides of an issue simple, fast and rewarding. Sources Indexed


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PebbleGoPebbleGo

PebbleGo is an award-winning pre-K to grade 3 resource for reading and research. PebbleGo includes built-in reading and research tools for emerging readers. Leveled text, educational games, and multimedia help teach concepts to your youngest researchers. The PebbleGo collections make learning and improving reading and research skills fun, building on children's interest. A Gift by the Farmington Friends of the LibraryPebbleGo offers two separate resources or collections: PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Earth & Space. Both are simple to navigate and offer key reading supports of read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting.


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Philanthropy In / Sight Philanthropy In / Sight

ONLY AVAILABLE FROM INSIDE THE LIBRARY

Philanthropy In/Sight® is an interactive mapping tool designed for grantmakers, policymakers, researchers, academics-virtually anyone interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world today. It combines the Foundation Center's rich data on grantmakers and their grants with familiar Google maps to tell the story of philanthropy. Choosing from a wide range of customization options, you can quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships as never before.

Plus, you can overlay grant data with your choice of over 100 demographic and thematic data sets to create compelling visual portraits showing where philanthropy has made an impact and where opportunities exist to fill critical needs.


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Proquest ObituariesProquest Newspapers: Detroit Free Press

This database covers the daily newspaper from Detroit, Michigan. Full-text coverage from 1999-present (with limited full-text coverage from 1994).






Proquest newspapersProquest Newspapers: Lansing State Journal

This database covers the daily newspaper from Detroit, Michigan. Full-text coverage from 1999-present (with limited full-text coverage from 1994).




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Proquest ObituariesProquest Obituaries

The ProQuest Obituaries collection is a premier resource for genealogical and historical research. You can use the collection to search obituaries and death notices from prominent newspapers, such as The New York Times (dating back to 1851). The collection includes both famous and lesser-known individuals and can be searched by name or by keywords appearing in the body of the article.




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Titles beginning with R through S



Reference USAReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA consists of two databases: a business database and a residential database. The business database provides contact information, contact names, estimated sales, number of employees, SIC and line of business for 12 million U.S. businesses. This is an excellent source for creating custom marketing lists. The residential database contains data on 120 million households. This is an excellent source for creating custom marketing lists. The residential database contains data on over 200 million households.


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Science in ContextScience in Context

Supporting high school curricula and university course work, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary, this curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.

Science in Context delivers integrated content through 150+ comprehensive reference sets from Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute and Macmillan Science Library, as well as:

  • More than 22,000 topic overviews
  • 7,000 biographies
  • 1.5 million periodical articles from noted publications like Science Weekly, Science New and The Science Teacher
  • 16,000 images and videos
  • 170+ detailed experiments
  • 8,100 biographies
  • Two dictionaries

And to support secondary teachers, Science in Context features the Science Standards search of full-text results linked to national and state science standards for grades 9-12. Science Standards allows educators to search for content aligned to the most current state and national high school science standards. Standards are linked to one or more Gale vocabulary subjects, creating a dynamic search that will change as new content is added. You'll find:

  • National Science Education Standards links
  • Project 2061 Benchmarks for Science Literacy links
  • Customized links to state standards
  • Individual sets of state standards are listed and detailed, with aligned Science Resource Center results automatically linked and ready for your review.


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SIRS DiscovererSIRS Discoverer Deluxe (Recommended for K=9) MeL Logo image

SIRS Renaissance Deluxe (For High school, College and University.)


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Small Business Resource CenterSmall Business Resource Center MeL Logo image

Small Business Resource Center offers users complete small business management resources via a combination of unparalleled periodicals and reference content. From conducting industry research to financial planning, to marketing a product and franchising a business, the Small Business Resource Center provides users with all the information they need to succeed.


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Titles beginning with T through Z



Tumblebooks LibraryTumbleBooks Library

The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) and TumblePuzzles. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.


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Turfgrass Information File Courtesy of the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL)Turfgrass Information File MeL Logo image



 This link takes you to the Michigan eLibrary Database page. Scroll down to Turfgrass Information File. Some full text. In the 1960s, the Michigan State University (MSU) Library began to collect printed turfgrass materials. In 1968, the personal collection of the late O.J. Noer, pioneer turf agronomist, was added to the library holdings through the O.J. Noer Foundation. Today, the combined collection is recognized as the most extensive public collection of turfgrass material in existence.

Between 1983 and 1992, the United States Golf Association (USGA) Turfgrass Research Program supported the development of the USGA Turfgrass Information File (TGIF). Using the Noer Collection as a foundation, TGIF was designed to systematically inventory published turf research and make the bibliographic information available via a computerized database

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