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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.

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AGRICOLA

Contains records from the USDA’s National Agriculture Library and provides millions of citations relating to the field of agriculture.

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Alt Health Watch

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.

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Ancestry Library Edition

ONLY AVAILABLE FROM INSIDE THE LIBRARY

Ancestry Library Edition, the largest online family history resource available, provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. User-friendly search tools and comprehensive indexing make it easy to start discovering personal histories.

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Applied Science and Technology Source

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

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Art and Architecture Source

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

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Associates Program Source

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

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AtoZ Databases

Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives, over 200 million residents, 2 million new businesses as well as new movers/homeowners, U.S. healthcare professionals, a jobs database, background and criminal search and email marketing.

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AtoZ Maps Online

AtoZ Maps Online is the world’s most comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps for schools, academic institutions, and public libraries. Students, teachers, library patrons, and businesses can use our more than 100,000 maps in school reports, school lesson plans, personal research projects, and business reports.

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AtoZ World Culture

Curious about the world? AtoZ World Culture has you covered. With AtoZ World Culture, information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more is just a click away. With 175 Country Culture Guides covering over 60 topics each, AtoZ World Culture offers a breadth and depth of content that is unmatched by any other single resource.

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Automate

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, AutoMate 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.

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Biography 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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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).

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BookFlix

Grades PreK – 5. 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! Supported browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge.

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Books & Authors

Looking for a good book, but not sure where to start? WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN lets you browse by Character, Subject, Location and Time Period, and get a visual representation of your matching books.

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Britannica Learning Zone

Pre K – 2nd grade. Play and read to learn letters, numbers, shapes, and more.

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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.

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Business Book Summaries

Concise yet comprehensive summaries to help professionals and students keep up with the latest information in the business world. A wide range of topics is covered including business biographies, change management, communication, entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing, personal growth, productivity and technology.

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Caribbean Search

Full-text content pertaining to the countries and people of the Caribbean. Created in conjunction with Caribbean librarians and researchers.

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Central and Eastern European Academic Search

Multidisciplinary and multilingual resource covering a variety of subject areas including history, business and law.

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CollegeSource Online

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. 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 Skills Center

Offers 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.

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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.

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Consumer Reports Online

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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Cypress Resume

Create professional resumes in minutes! Resumes need to grab the attention of an employer almost immediately in order to have the best chance of making it through the weeding process. Cypress Resume’s gigantic library of tens of thousands of professional statements are designed to do exactly that. The database covers virtually all professions, grouping job types by core tasks.

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Demographics Now

Providing 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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Early World of Learning

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.

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eBook Academic Collection

Multidisciplinary eBooks representing a broad range of academic subjects.

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eBook Business Collection

A key resource for academic and business school libraries.

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eBook High School Collection

Specifically for high school students and educators, this collection offers full-text eBook coverage that aligns with school’s curricula as well as complements EBSCO’s other eResources. There is a selection of teacher resources and titles align with Common Core Curriculum Standards.

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eBook K-8 Collection

The eBook K-8 Collection contains titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools, and content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states). The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators.

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eBook Public Library Collection

General reference collection featuring titles for both adults and kids. Covers topics ranging from self-help and fitness to cooking and personal finance.

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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.

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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Spanish language general reference, covering topics in all subject areas. Designed for young Spanish speaking students or those learning Spanish as a second language. Full-text articles, maps, flags, tables and fact boxes; dozens of hands-on activities and Spanish language websites. Also includes a visual dictionary.

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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.

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Environment Complete

Offers coverage for students and scholars in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy and affiliated areas of study.

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ERIC Complete

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.

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Explora for Educators

A teacher’s companion to the various Explora databases, searching across content such as ERIC and Academic Search Premier. It highlights lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.

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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.

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Explora for Middle Schools

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.

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Explora for Primary Schools

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.

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Explora for Public Libraries

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

Farmington Historic Newspapers

Farmington Historical Newspapers

Farmington Observer can be browsed or searched from 1909 to the present. There are two kinds of digital editions: prior to 2003, the Observer can be browsed by date. From 2003 to the present, the Observer can be searched by keyword.

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Foundation Directory

ONLY AVAILABLE FROM INSIDE THE LIBRARY

Foundation Directory provides the most comprehensive database of over 140,000 grant makers and over 2.2 million recent grants awarded by the nation’s top funders. Updated Weekly.More Information

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Foundation Grants to Individuals

ONLY AVAILABLE FROM INSIDE THE LIBRARY

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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Foundation Maps

ONLY AVAILABLE FROM INSIDE THE LIBRARY

Foundation Maps is Foundation Center’s premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. With millions of grants from 2006 to the present, innovative ways to visualize funding data, and the flexibility and precision to tailor research, helps funders and nonprofits access the knowledge they need to make strategic decisions and strengthen their impact.

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