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Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers Library card-holders (those that live, work, or go to school in Farmington/Farmington Hills) access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more. Courses are developed by expert instructors, many currently employed at universities around the country, with continuous enrollment dates starting every 4 weeks.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

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.

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Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior is the world’s most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide. Global Road Warrior consists of 175 Country Guides of 119 topics each. No other single resource covers so many topics, so well, for so many countries.

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Grolier 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 Encyclopedia

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

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Health Source: Consumer Edition

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

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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.

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History Reference Center

Covers U.S. and world history topics and features historical reference books, magazines and thousands of primary source documents.

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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Subject areas include arts & crafts; games & electronics; models; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & paper craft.

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Includes maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating, home & garden, etc. Includes more than 130 reference books.

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Humanities Source

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

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Jewish Studies Source

Multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization from its historical origins to the present.

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Job and Career Accelerator

Offers 30+ eBooks covering topics such as how to interview and network, skills matcher, and several titles profiling various jobs and careers.

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Learning Express Library

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

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

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Legal Source

Authoritative database for current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. It is an excellent resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals and others involved with the law. Warning: Public users should consult an attorney in your state for serious legal matters.

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Library and Information Science Source

Journals and periodicals that help librarians and researchers keep pace with the latest trends in the field.

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Literary Reference Center

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

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Literature 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 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.

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Litfinder

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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Mango Language Learning

An online language learning resource with more than 50 languages for English speakers and 17 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. This computer based program also has a mobile app for learners on the go!

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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.

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MasterFILE Complete

Content from popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources. Covers wide range of subjects including business, health, fashion, sports, and personal finance.

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Medline Plus

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

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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Middle Search Plus

Middle school magazines and reference books including thousands of biographies, primary source documents, over a million photos, maps and flags. Subjects covered include history, current events, science, sports and biographies.

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

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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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MyHeritage

MyHeritage Library Edition is 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.

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