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Find biographical entries and books covering individuals throughout all historical periods.

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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A large collection of full-text eBooks in electronic format that is available 24/7 from any Internet-connected device. 

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In addition to full-text historical reference books, primary source documents and biographies, History Reference Centerincludes full text and selective content from more than 140 leading history journals.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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Search Across Multiple Disciplines

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.

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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. 

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Search multiple EBSCO databases at once. Includes Academic Search Complete, Applied Science & Technology, eBook Collection, MAS Complete, and many more. 

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A large collection of full-text eBooks in electronic format that is available 24/7 from any Internet-connected device. 

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Search the world’s largest online catalog of books and magazines. Includes a description of the item and which libraries own the item. 

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