eResources

Subject Listing

Automotive
Chilton Auto Repair Online Repair information on thousands of the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.
Driving-Tests.org
Free online test prep for students preparing for their Michigan driving tests or for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of Michigan’s traffic laws or interested in getting their motorcycle license.
Kelly Blue Book Price guides for new and used vehicles.
Nada Guides Price guide information for new and used cars, motorcycles, boats, and more.
Books and Authors
Books & Authors Find book reviews and read-a-likes, create reading lists, get book suggestions from experts, read author biographies and more.
BookFlix An interactive experience for beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction. Designed to increase understanding and fluency, increase reading comprehension, and have fun at the same time.
Novelist Plus Get help finding your next book to read based on books you’ve read or topics you’re interested in. Includes reviews from 1996-present, book discussion guides, and book talks.
Novelist K-8 Plus
Get help finding your next book to read based on books you’ve read or topics you’re interested in. Includes reviews from 1996-present, book discussion guides, and book talks. For K–8 readers.
Literature Resource Center Biographical information, overviews, literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods around the world.
Business and Investing
Business Decision Comprehensive business-to-consumer market data, detailed company profiles, product and brand information combined with investment reports, rankings and market share data and more.
DemographicsNow: Business & People Assess business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete location analysis and business plans, analyze population trends, find potential sponsors and donors and more.
IRS Small Business Website Industry specific information and links to provide answers and guidance on common business tax questions for small businesses or the self-employed individual.
Morningstar Investment Research [accessing outside Library]
Investment information on mutual funds and stocks.
Morningstar Investment Research [accessing within Library]
ReferenceUSA Directory information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and 89 million U.S. residents.
S&P NetAdvantage
[Accessing within Library]
Information from many of S&P’s most popular titles: the Bond Guide, Corporation Records, Dividend Record, Earnings Guide, Industry Surveys, The OUTLOOK, Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, Stock Guide, and Stock Reports.

[Accessing outside Library]
Enter Troy Public Library card number:

ValueLine
A complete, multidimensional investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make timely, better-informed decisions.
Careers and Jobs
Cypress Resume
Cypress Resume is an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.
LearningExpress Library Practice tests and tutorial course preparation for academic or licensing tests. Provides immediate scoring and complete answer explanations.
ReferenceUSA Directory information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and 89 million U.S. residents.
Consumer Reviews

Consumer Reports

Consumer product reviews.

ConsumerReports.org Access subscription-level content from the website of this leading consumer products review magazine. You can also browse issues from the current year.

Consumer Search

Browse top products in over 300 categories.

Consumer.gov

Consumer protection basics.

DepositAccounts.com

Unbiased bank account comparison site.

Health and Medical
Health & Wellness Resource Center Medical information from health journals, general interest publications, pamphlets, and videos.
HealthFinder.gov
This site, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides links to realiable health resources and customized health recommendations.
Medline Plus Consumer-focused site from the National Library of Medicine that provides information about various health topics, a medical encyclopedia, drug information, directories of doctors, and much more.
Nursing Resource Center
Nursing Resource Center brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.
History and Genealogy
America’s Obituaries & Death Notices Newspaper obituaries and death notices from major and regional newspapers in the United States.
Ancestry Library Edition [access available in Library only] A genealogical and local history source that includes the U.S. Federal Censuses from 1790-1930, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, passenger lists and more.
Biography in Context Over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.
Heritage Quest Online Searchable images of U.S. federal census records and popular genealogy and local history collection books and collections.
Homework Help

BookFlix

An interactive experience for beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction. Designed to increase understanding and fluency, increase reading comprehension, and have fun at the same time.

BrainFuse

Live homework help for grades 3–12. Tutors available 7 days a week from 2–11 PM.

FreedomFlix

[Accessing within Library] FreedomFlix brings history to life for kids by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in American history.

FreedomFlix

[Accessing outside Library] FreedomFlix brings history to life for kids by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in American history.

Kids InfoBits

Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. For elementary students.

LearningExpress Library

Comprehensive practice tests and tutorial course preparation for academic or licensing tests.

Novelist K–8 Plus

A comprehensive reading resource for finding fiction and non-fiction titles for younger readers.

PebbleGo

Each database features expertly-leveled text and navigation specifically designed for your beginning researchers. Enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting and audio/video media, PebbleGo builds a foundation of research skills for every learner.

TrueFlix

[Accessing within Library] An award-winning resource that helps students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.

TrueFlix

[Accessing outside Library] An award-winning resource that helps students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.

World Book Online

Online version of the World Book Encyclopedia, geared toward students, teachers, and families.

For a complete list of Kids eresources please see the alphabetical list.

Kids

BookFlix

An interactive experience for beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction. Designed to increase understanding and fluency, increase reading comprehension, and have fun at the same time.

BrainFuse

Live homework help for grades 3–12. Tutors available 7 days a week from 2–11 PM.

FreedomFlix

[Accessing within Library] FreedomFlix brings history to life for kids by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in American history.

FreedomFlix

[Accessing outside Library] FreedomFlix brings history to life for kids by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in American history.

Kids InfoBits

Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. For elementary students.

LearningExpress Library

Comprehensive practice tests and tutorial course preparation for academic or licensing tests.

Novelist K–8 Plus

A comprehensive reading resource for finding fiction and non-fiction titles for younger readers.

PebbleGo

Each database features expertly-leveled text and navigation specifically designed for your beginning researchers. Enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting and audio/video media, PebbleGo builds a foundation of research skills for every learner.

TrueFlix

[Accessing within Library] An award-winning resource that helps students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.

TrueFlix

[Accessing outside Library] An award-winning resource that helps students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.

World Book Online

Online version of the World Book Encyclopedia, geared toward students, teachers, and families.

For a complete list of Kids eresources please see the alphabetical list.

Language Learning

Mango Languages

Online language learning tool offers over 60 different language courses, as well as 15 different ESL programs.

Law and Legal Forms

Government Printing Office Federal Digital System

Free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive department.

Legal Forms Library

Copies of actual forms and documents in Word format are provided to help users with their legal needs – whether for business, personal or litigation purposes. Continuously updated to reflect current state laws, Gale Legal Forms also includes a law digest, legal questions and answers and an attorney directory.

LegalTrac

Legal information from more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.

Newspapers & Articles
Academic One File Authoritative, comprehensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Updated daily.
Access World News Find information on topics related to business, current events, education, health, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, newswires, blogs, videos and web-only content including the Detroit News, Oakland Press, Troy Times and USA Today.
Detroit News Local newspaper articles from 1999 to present.
Expanded Academic ASAP Meets research needs across all academic disciplines with access to scholarly journals, news magazines and newspapers.
General One File News and periodical articles on business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social sciences, technology, and more.
General Reference Center Gold Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies and more.
Lansing State Journal Comprehensive coverage (2002-Present) of articles, stories, columns, commentaries, reviews and more for the newspaper from the state capital of Michigan.
Michigan Newspapers Articles from 25 Michigan newspapers across the state.
New York Times Full-text articles from 1985 to present.
Oakland Press [access available in Library only] Full-text articles from this newspaper which covers Oakland County are availalble from 8/2004 – present.
Wall Street Journal Offers full text coverage of national and international finance from 1982 to present.
Online Learning

Code Academy

Code Academy is the easiest way to learn how to code. Code Academy helps millions of learners around the world get the skills they need to succeed in today’s digital world — all in a way that’s fun, free, and accessible anywhere.

Coursera

Take the world’s best courses, online, for free. Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.

edX

EdX offers free interactive online classes from the world’s best universities like MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, and UTx. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.
All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, or an adult returning to the classroom after 20 years. Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

lynda.com

lynda.com

[Access limited to 35 simultaneous users]

lynda.com helps anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. Get access to a vast library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts.

Test Preparation

ACT Prep: LearningExpress Library

This tutorial will help you prepare for all subject areas of the ACT® Test. With interactive lessons and practice exercises, this tutorial reviews all the key concepts you need to know, while testing your knowledge along the way.

Admissions: Learning Express Library

Use these eBooks to help you write a winning college admissions essay.

AP Art History: Khan Academy

This test assesses a student’s understanding of the methods used by art historians and familiarity with the cultural context in which a work of art was made and understood.

AP Exams: Learning Express Library

Use these practice exams to become familiar with the format, content, and timing of AP exams, and to get plenty of practice before test day.

SAT Prep: Learning Express Library

This tutorial will help you prepare for all sections of the SAT* Test. Lessons and practice exercises review all the key concepts you need to know, while testing your knowledge along the way. Pre- and post-tests to gauge how much you’ve learned.

SAT Prep: Khan Academy

Download a real, full-length SAT practice test, watch Sal work through real SAT problems, and get even more practice using our interactive exercises, which feature tons of previously-unreleased problems from real SATs grouped by topic and difficulty level.

Alphabetical Listing

A
Academic One File Authoritative, comprehensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Updated daily.
Access World News Find information on topics related to business, current events, education, health, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, newswires, blogs, videos and web-only content including the Detroit News, Oakland Press, Troy Times and USA Today.
America’s Newspapers Articles from 850 newspapers from the United States and Puerto Rico.
America’s Obituaries & Death Notices Newspaper obituaries and death notices from major and regional newspapers in the United States.
Ancestry Library Edition [access available in Library only] A genealogical and local history source that includes the U.S. Federal Censuses from 1790-1930, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, passenger lists and more.
B
Biography in Context Over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.
Books & Authors Find book reviews and read-a-likes, create reading lists, get book suggestions from experts, read author biographies and more.
BookFlix An interactive experience for beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction. Designed to increase understanding and fluency, increase reading comprehension, and have fun at the same time.
Brainfuse Live homework help in math, science, English, and social studies available for students in 3rd through 12th grades. Tutors are available 7 days a week from 2-11pm. First time users, click here to download the Brainfuse Quick Connect software.
Business Decision Comprehensive business-to-consumer market data, detailed company profiles, product and brand information combined with investment reports, rankings and market share data and more.
C
Chilton Auto Repair Online Repair information on thousands of the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Search and view newspaper pages from 1897-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program.
Code Academy
Code Academy is the easiest way to learn how to code. Code Academy helps millions of learners around the world get the skills they need to succeed in today’s digital world — all in a way that’s fun, free, and accessible anywhere.
ConsumerReports.org Access subscription-level content from the website of this leading consumer products review magazine. You can also browse issues from the current year.
Coursera
Take the world’s best courses, online, for free. Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
Culturegrams Information on the cultures of the world, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people.
Cypress Resume
Cypress Resume is an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.
D
DemographicsNow: Business & People Assess business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete location analysis and business plans, analyze population trends, find potential sponsors and donors and more.
Detroit News Local newspaper articles from 1999 to present.
Dictionary of American History
Authoritative American history reference work for students, scholars and general readers.
Driving-Tests.org
Free online test prep for students preparing for their Michigan driving tests or for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of Michigan’s traffic laws or interested in getting their motorcycle license.
E
eBooks K–8 Collection Beginning Readers: Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online, for school and for fun. Picture books, homework topics, languages learning, and online help available.
eBooks Over 20,000 eBooks available on all topics. All full text. Intended for the general user.
edX
EdX offers free interactive online classes from the world’s best universities like MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, and UTx. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more.
eLibrary Reference information from select magazines, books, newspapers, TV transcripts, pictures, and maps for students grades 7 and up.
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
Includes 600 articles, photographs and illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, timelines, and a comprehensive index.
ERIC
Unlimited access to more than 1.4 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week.
Expanded Academic ASAP Meets research needs across all academic disciplines with access to scholarly journals, news magazines and newspapers.
F
FreedomFlix [Accessing within Library]
FreedomFlix [Accessing outside Library] FreedomFlix brings history to life for kids by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in American history.
G
Gale Power Search Search all Gale online resources at one time.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
General One File News and periodical articles on business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social sciences, technology, and more.
General Reference Center Gold Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies and more.
Government Printing Office Federal Digital System Free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive department.
H
Health & Wellness Resource Center Medical information from health journals, general interest publications, pamphlets, and videos.
HealthFinder.gov
This site, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides links to realiable health resources and customized health recommendations.
Heritage Quest Online Searchable images of U.S. federal census records and popular genealogy and local history collection books and collections.
IJK
Informe Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. Spanish-language magazines with information on businesses, health, technology, culture, and more.
IRS Small Business Website Industry specific information and links to provide answers and guidance on common business tax questions for small businesses or the self-employed individual.
Kelly Blue Book Price guides for new and used vehicles.
Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, or an adult returning to the classroom after 20 years. Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

Kids InfoBits
Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. For elementary students.
L
LearningExpress Library Practice tests and tutorial course preparation for academic or licensing tests. Provides immediate scoring and complete answer explanations.
Legal Forms Library Copies of actual forms and documents in Word format are provided to help users with their legal needs – whether for business, personal or litigation purposes. Continuously updated to reflect current state laws, Gale Legal Forms also includes a law digest, legal questions and answers and an attorney directory.
LegalTrac Provides legal information from more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.
Literature Resource Center Biographical information, overviews, literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods around the world.
lynda.com
[Access limited to 35 simultaneous users]
lynda.com helps anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. Get access to a vast library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts.
M
The Making of Modern Michigan
Michigan’s unique heritage is represented through photographs, family papers, oral histories and genealogical materials.
Macomb County Death Records Database Lists dates of death for Macomb County residents after 1960.
Mango Languages Online language learning tool with over 60 different language courses and 15 different ESL programs.
Medline Plus Consumer-focused site from the National Library of Medicine that provides information about various health topics, a medical encyclopedia, drug information, directories of doctors, and much more.
Michigan Online Resources for Educators
Provides easy access to K-12 education related Web resources that have been carefully evaluated for quality, relevance, and effectiveness.
Michigana (Sabin Collection): Sources in U.S. History Online
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.
Morningstar Investment Research [accessing within Library]
Morningstar Investment Research [accessing outside Library]
Investment information on mutual funds and stocks.
N
Nada Guides Price guide information for new and used cars, motorcycles, boats, and more.
New York Times Full-text articles from 1985 to present.
Novelist Plus Get help finding your next book to read based on books you’ve read or topics you’re interested in. Includes reviews from 1996-present, book discussion guides, and book talks.
Novelist K-8 Plus
Get help finding your next book to read based on books you’ve read or topics you’re interested in. Includes reviews from 1996-present, book discussion guides, and book talks. For K–8 readers.
Nursing Resource Center
Nursing Resource Center brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.
OPQR
Oakland Press [access available in Library only] Full-text articles from this newspaper which covers Oakland County are availalble from 8/2004 – present.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Features magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, topic overviews, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to websites.
PebbleGo Each database features expertly-leveled text and navigation specifically designed for your beginning researchers.Enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting and audio/video media, PebbleGo builds a foundation of research skills for every learner.
ReferenceUSA Directory information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and 89 million U.S. residents.
S
S&P NetAdvantage
[Accessing within Library]
Information from many of S&P’s most popular titles: the Bond Guide, Corporation Records, Dividend Record, Earnings Guide, Industry Surveys, The OUTLOOK, Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, Stock Guide, and Stock Reports.

[Accessing outside Library]
Enter Troy Public Library card number:

SLC Digital Media Archives
Historical and genealogical materials in digital form. View old pictures, maps, and documents from Macomb County, Troy, and Harper Woods.
T
ThomasNet
A complete, up-to-date directory of global industrial suppliers and product information.
TrueFlix [accessing within Library]
TrueFlix [accessing outside Library] An award-winning resource that helps students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.
Troy Times Full-text edition of Troy’s weekly newspaper. Coverage from January 2002-present.
Turfgrass Information File
Database of printed information on turf and turfgrass research.
UV
ValueLine
A complete, multidimensional investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make timely, better-informed decisions.
WXYZ
Wall Street Journal Offers full text coverage of national and international finance from 1982 to present.
World Book Online Online version of the World Book Encyclopedia, geared toward students, teachers, and families.
WorldCat Online catalog of books and other materials available at libraries worldwide.