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Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete (ACS) is designed specifically for academic research. ACS is the world’s most comprehensive multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals.
This collection offers information in many areas of academic study including, but not limited to: anthropology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women’s studies, and many other fields.
AGRICOLA is a database produced by the National Agricultural Library (NAL) containing over 6 million records encompassing all aspects of agriculture and related disciplines:
It houses two types of information:
- Citations for journal articles that include abstracts (NAL Article Citation Database)
- Bibliographic records describing monographs, serials, audiovisual materials and online content from around the world (NAL Cataloging Database)
Alt Health Watch
Alt Healthwatch is an alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies.
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition is the largest online family history resource available. Learn about your family history with documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and more.
Applied Science & Technology Source
Applied Science and Technology Sources offers coverage of research and development within the applied sciences and computing disciplines. This resource offers full-text articles in many areas of academic study including, but not limited to; acoustics, applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, chemistry, communication and information technology, computer databases and software, engineering, food industry, geology, new technologies, robotics, textile industry and fabrics.
Art & Architecture Source
Art & Architecture Source collects scholarly articles from a variety of international peer-reviewed journals. This database aims to provide detailed coverage of art from all eras, regions, and important artists.
Associates Programs Source
Associates Programs Source is a database designed specifically for the research needs of two-year college students.
It provides hundreds of full-text journals covering the most relevant subjects for associates programs including, but not limited to fashion design, health information technology, law enforcement and criminal justice, veterinary assisting, graphic arts and computer & data processing.
AtoZ Databases includes detailed information on U.S. businesses and their executives and new businesses. Users will find data on over 200 million residents and new movers/homeowners.
Auto Repair Source
Need to fix your car? Auto Repair Source offers a user-friendly search experience and access to information that helps users diagnose, repair and maintain today’s complex 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. Diagrams and images can be easily magnified and printed.
Biography: Gale in context
Meet the people who made history! Gale in Context: Biography helps you learn about the world’s most influential people. You can search over 600,000 biographical entries by the person’s name, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, gender, and keywords. Or, find people based on occupation, role or historical period.
Biography Reference Center
Biography Reference Center provides superior 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).
In addition to keyword searching, you can locate biographies of interest by browsing key categories, including occupation, nationality, publication and more than 30 genre categories including actors, artists, athletes, authors, current world leaders, explorers, scientists and many others.
With colorful animation, rich audio, and interactive games, BookFlix is a perfect tool to engage and support beginning readers. Built-in literacy support tools—including read aloud and word highlighting—cultivate key literacy skills, support beginning and ELL readers, and build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Brainfuse HelpNow offers personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) including SAT preparation. Brainfuse also includes an Adult Learning Center for GED prep, U.S. citizenship test prep, resume assistance, Microsoft Office support, and career resources. Brainfuse users receive personalized tutoring via a versatile and user-friendly online classroom.
Creating a more engaging and fun learning experience for students, the activities in Britannica Fundamentals align with the content areas children learn in the classroom. From language and literacy to geography and math, Britannica Fundamentals supports classroom curriculum while also building digital literacy.
Britannica School is the go-to site for K-12 learning. Students can switch between 3 reading levels on each article, have articles read aloud, and use Merriam-Websters’s double click dictionary to hear words pronounced and read their definitions in English or Spanish. Each article can also be translated into over 80 languages.
Business Book Summaries
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.
Caribbean Search is the most extensive research database of full-text content pertaining to the countries and people of the Caribbean. Covering all areas of Caribbean study, it includes full-text journals, magazines, newspapers, reports and reference books.
Central & Eastern European Academic Source
Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS) is a research database of full-text scholarly journals published in central and eastern European countries. This multidisciplinary and multilingual database covers many subjects including business, economics, history, STEM and law.
Computer Skills Center
Computer Skills Center offers video courses to learn popular software such as Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop as well as computer basics like printing and navigation Windows.
Consumer Health Complete
The most comprehensive database for consumer-oriented health content, Consumer Health Complete is designed to help users gain an overall understanding of key topics across the health and wellness spectrum — from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
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.
Early Learning by World Book
The perfect tool for pre- and emergent readers to explore independently or learn with an adult. Developed with experts on early childhood education, Early Learning is designed for preschool students with tools and content that reinforce early childhood curriculum via short videos, read-aloud stories, printable activities, and matching and tracing games, among others. The guided reading program, lesson plans, and curriculum correlations make teaching easier for educators and parents.
eBook Academic Collection
This eBook collection offers the eBooks that students depend on for their research. This multidisciplinary collection includes thousands of eBooks covering a large selection of academic subjects and features eBooks from leading publishers and university presses.
eBook Business Collection
This e-book collection helps busy professionals broaden their knowledge across all disciplines of business, including leadership, sales and marketing, human resources, finance and project management.
eBook High School Collection
This eBook collection is for high school students and educators. There is a selection of teacher resources and titles aligned with Common Core Curriculum Standards. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer or download titles to the most popular portable devices.
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.
eBook Public Library Collection
Access high-quality eBooks covering a wide range of topics such as self-help, fitness, games, hobbies and cooking. This general reference eBook collection features titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and recommended titles from leading publishers.
Search multiple EBSCO databases at once. Includes Academic Search Complete, Applied Science & Technology, eBook Collection, MAS Complete, and many more.
Education Source is the world’s largest full-text research database designed for education students, professionals and policymakers. Coverage spans all levels of education and includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallzgos
Perfect for native-speaking researchers, advanced bilingual, and ELL students, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos has highly visual articles written in Spanish at an easier reading level. This is an optimal beginner’s Spanish language reference tool.
Entrepreneurial Studies Source
Entrepreneurial Studies Source offers 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.
Environment Complete is a leading full-text database for environmental studies. It provides hundreds of top environmental journals covering ecosystem ecology, energy, environmental policy, sustainability and other related subjects.
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.
Explora for Educators
Full-text articles from thousands of academic journals and professional magazines on a wide variety of educational topics to support educator professional development. Includes lesson plans, curriculum standards, and more.
Explora for High School
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.
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. Pulls content from the following eResources:
• Biography Reference Center
• eBook K-8 Collection
• Middle Search Plus
• Primary Search
• Topic Overviews 6-12
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. Pulls content from the following eResources:
• American Heritage Children’s Dictionary
• eBook K-8 Collection
• Primary Search
• Topic Overviews K-5
Explora for Public Libraries
Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora for Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories. Subjects include Art and Literature, Biography, Business and Careers, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History and Social Science, Science, and Math.
Foundation Directory Professional
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Foundation Directory Online Professional provides information on more than 100,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant-making public charities in the U.S. For each grant-making organization, the directory lists its purpose and activities, fields of interest, geographic focus, type of support, application information, and grant limitations. The database also includes recently awarded grants, grant recipients, and recently filed IRS information returns (Forms 990 and 990-PF). The collection is updated daily with new grants and RFPs.
Foundation Grants to Individuals
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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.
*only available 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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Gale Business: DemographicsNow
Gale Business: DemographicsNow connects users with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers—making it ideal for gaining consumer and market insight.
The product’s superior reporting capability enables users to easily and rapidly produce a variety of compiled reports—both standard and custom—to help make informed and accurate decisions.
The demographics tool leverages Census data, consumer expenditures, retail spending, and Mosaic Lifestyle market segmentation groupings to helps users “crunch” data in easy-to-use report formats providing complete demographic information for any geographic territory—from a summary report to a comparison of up to sixteen different geographies within a single report.
An innovative new mapping tool allows users to map their business and residential search results to create custom geographies and view demographic variables in thematic coloring scales.
Gale Business: Plan Builder
Gale Business: Plan Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing, and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration to develop a business plan focused on long-term success.
Gale Courses offers easy access to lifelong learning opportunities including professional development, technology, and personal enrichment courses.
There are more than 360 six-week long, online programs taught by college instructors. New courses begin each month, and lessons are assigned twice a week, enhanced with images, videos, and games to support varied learning styles. Users will enjoy a self-paced learning environment and engagement with fellow students and instructors through weekly discussion boards.
A large collection of full-text eBooks in electronic format that is available 24/7 from any Internet-connected device.
Grizmek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia
Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia is a large comprehensive encyclopedia of animal life. You can search this publication by keyword or subject.
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Candid’s GuideStar website allows you to research over 1.8 million nonprofit 501©(3) charity organizations in the United States. Search by location, subject focus, populations served, and financials. Also, learn how to update your own nonprofit’s Candid Profile, earn Seals of Transparency, and become more visible to potential donors nationwide.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
This full-text database covers a wide variety of subjects, including information on specific diseases as well as overall health topics. Subjects include fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women’s health, children’s health and more.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses and medical educators with 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.
History Reference Center
In addition to full-text historical reference books, primary source documents and biographies, History Reference Center includes full text and selective content from more than 140 leading history journals. Content comes from leading history publishers. It also includes multimedia content including more than 45,000 images.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.
Home Improvement Reference Center
Includes maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating, home & garden, etc. Includes more than 130 reference books.
Search academic journals, magazines and news articles for subjects including history, literature, political science, philosophy, language, and religion.
Jewish Studies Source
Jewish Studies Source is a rich full-text database offering a multidisciplinary view of Jewish civilization, from its historical origins to the present. It provides hundreds of publications devoted to Jewish studies, including scholarly journals, magazines, books, monographs, biographies and more.
Job & Career Accelerator
Build resumes and job letters, find a career match, explore occupations, search for jobs and internships, prepare for an interview, access career eBooks and discovery schools and scholarships!
Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library offers academic and career-related resources. It includes a comprehensive selection of interactive tutorials, practice tests, articles, e-books and high-stakes test preparation modeled after official tests. Targeted learning centers include:
- College admissions and placement exams (ACT®, SAT®, AP® and TOEFL®)
- Academic skills-improvement for 4th-grade skills-level through college (reading, writing, math, science)
- Graduate School Admissions exams (DAT®, GRE®, GMAT®, LSAT®, MAT® and MCAT®)
- Adult learning (reading, writing, math) with U.S. citizenship test prep
- High school equivalency (GED®, HiSET® and TASC™) test prep
- Spanish-language content academic skills improvement as well as GED® and U.S. citizenship test prep
- Occupational certification exam prep for careers in nursing and allied health, military, law enforcement, education and the trades
Michigan Gale welcomes you to the most extensive free forms site available to library patrons. Thousands of legal forms are available, with more forms added daily.
Warning: Public users should consult an attorney in your state for serious legal matters.
Legal Information Reference Center
offers everyday users the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions covering various legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are available through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. Warning: Public users should consult an attorney in your state for serious legal matters.
includes coverage of the most respected scholarly law journals, including current issues, studies, thoughts, and trends in the legal world.
Library and Information Science Source
Journals and periodicals that help librarians and researchers keep pace with the latest trends in the field.
Literary Reference Center
Combining information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals and original content from EBSCO, Literary Reference Center features an expansive collection of classic and contemporary full-text poems, short stories, and novels. Other content includes:
- More than 36,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews
- More than 213,000 author biographies
- More than 11,000 author interviews
- More than 360 full-text literary journals
- More than 1.1 million book reviews
Mango Language Learning
An online language learning resource with 70+ languages for English speakers and 20+ English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. This computer-based program also has a mobile app for learners on the go!
MAS Complete offers ongoing full text for the most popular magazines for high schools.
MasterFILE Complete offers ongoing full text for the most popular magazines for public libraries.
MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
If offers high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish. Anywhere, anytime, on any device—for free.
Michigan Authors & Illustrators
Use the database to find out about Michigan authors! You can look for non-fiction, poetry, mysteries, romance, children’s books and much more. You can find authors for presentations and visits. This is a great source for students looking for Michigan authors to read and for librarians or teachers looking for Michigan authors to do events or for collection development.
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. Coverage runs from January 1, 1998, through May 1, 2009.
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.
Morning Star Investment Research Center
Limit to 3 simultaneous users
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.
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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Newspaper Source Plus
Provides coverage from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. TV, radio transcripts, and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources are also included. Primary full coverage newspapers are The Washington Post and USA Today.
NoveList K-8 Plus
Find your next great book! Covers children’s fiction and nonfiction. This resource offers extensive reader’s advisory services including read-alike titles, series, and authors as well as professional reviews, reader reviews, articles, lists, genre overviews, discussion guides and more. Books are also tagged with appeal factors.
Find your next great book! Covers both fiction and nonfiction. This resource offers extensive reader’s advisory services including read-alike titles, series, and authors as well as professional reviews, reader reviews, articles, lists, genre overviews, discussion guides and more. Books are also tagged with appeal factors.
Oakland County Historical Resources
This full-text, searchable digital collection is composed of a variety of original documents, death notices, maps, and photos in various formats contributed or reviewed and approved by OCHR members. Each item is documented with the citation or source. The focus is on pre 1930s copyright free materials.
Opposing Viewpoints: Gale in Context
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.
Focus on animals and social studies and learn foundational research skills with clear text, videos and fun games. For Preschool – Grade 3.
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
Coverage includes classic and contemporary poems as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays.
Points of View Reference Center
Presents multiple sides of an issue. Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
Political Science Complete
Covers political topics with a worldwide focus. Designed for students, researchers and government institutions.
Offers over 1,300 tests, eBooks, articles, and tutorials. Practice tests include GED, NCLEX, TOEFL, LSAT, GMAT, and CLEP. A series of courses and practice tests to help build math and reading skills are also included.
Children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and an image collection designed for elementary school libraries.
Specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers.
Psychology & 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.
Designed for middle and high school students who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects.
Reference Solutions (previously Reference USA)
Reference Solutions, founded as ReferenceUSA in 1992, is an online tool to give library patrons and business owners access to data on over 17 million businesses and 320 million consumers. Reference Solutions eliminates the need to scour multiple websites or perform complicated searches. Reference Solutions does it all — collecting and verifying the most accurate and up to date research data available. This database brings information directly to you.
Theme-based Spanish-language interface designed to make content readily accessible to non-English users. This full-text Spanish-language database covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. It offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports. Daily updates ensure availability of the most current articles from a dozen prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries.
Regional Business News
Provides coverage from regional business publications for the U.S. and Canada.
Build a Resume in minutes with this free and easy-to-use tool. Download your resume in PDF or Word formats.
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Global, current and historic information presented in videos, encyclopedias, newspapers, an atlas and dictionary with Lexile ranges and citation information.
Science Reference Center
Full-text science magazines, encyclopedias, reference books, and a collection of images.
Small Business Reference Center
Offers coverage that addresses many small business topics from consumer small business reference books, business videos, help and advice section and how to create business plans.
Small Engine Repair
Detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All the content is organized in an easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.
Talking picture books for ages 2-8; text highlights as it is read; games, puzzles and more.
The top-rated courses offer upskilling in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ different categories. In addition to English language classes, Udemy features an International selection of 2,000+ courses taught by native speakers of Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Japanese designed to help more users achieve their desired learning outcomes.
Purchased with the generous support from the Bosch Community Fund.
U.S. History: Gale in Context
U.S. History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
ValueLine Investment Survey
The Value Line Investment Survey is a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy.
Vocational Studies Premier
Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges. Scholarly content most relevant to vocational programs. Wide range of subjects covered including counseling, biotechnology, cosmetology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, law enforcement, and veterinary assistant.
World Book Kids
General reference covering topics in all subject areas. Designed for elementary school learners with easy-to-read content and multimedia. Hundreds of activities, hands-on science projects and experiments, lesson plans, and resources for educators are included. All content aligned with Michigan Academic Standards. Correlations are available from the “For Educators” link under “Educator Tools”.
Search the world’s largest online catalog of books and magazines. Includes a description of the item and which libraries own the item.
World History: Gale in Context
World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.