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Search for a database in alphabetical order below or search by subject in the sub menu.
This list includes selected databases provided free to all Michigan residents through the Michigan eLibrary(MeL). For a full list of MeL databases, click here.
ABCmouse.com With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). In-Library Use Only
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.
A-Z Databases Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives and 2 million new businesses. Includes data on over 200 million residents as well as new movers/homeowners. Special features include a background and criminal history search. Information provided on U. S. healthcare professionals. Includes a jobs database and email marketing.
AutoMate Automobile repair information and schedules, diagrams, parts and labor estimates, service alerts, and recalls. Covers thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
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.
Biography Reference Center More than 450,000 biographies. Includes complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine as well as thousands of narrative biographies.
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.
BrainHQ BrainHQ™ is an easy way to make brain health a priority. With your library card, you can access a suite of online exercises designed to stretch your brain in new ways to help you think faster, focus better and remember more.
Britannica Learning Zone Pre K - 2nd grade. Play and read to learn letters, numbers, shapes, and more.
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.
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 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.
Consumer Health Complete Supports the health and wellness information needs of patients. Covers mainstream medicine as well as complementary and holistic medicine.
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.
Cypress Resume is an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.
Demographics Now Business and residential tool providing access to demographic data. Drill down to the city or even neighborhood level. Identify markets and audiences in your community. Ideal for supporting small business and local economic development activities. Strong tool for businesses and non-profits alike.
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.
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.
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.
FreedomFlix FreedomFlix brings history to life for kids by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in American history.
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.
HealthFinder.gov This site, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides links to realiable health resources and customized health recommendations.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center Subject areas include arts & crafts; games & electronics; models; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & paper craft.
Home Improvement Reference Center Includes maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating, home & garden, etc. Includes more than 130 reference books.
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 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.
Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. For elementary students.
LearningExpress Library Practice tests and tutorial course preparation for academic or licensing tests. Provides immediate scoring and complete answer explanations.
Legal Information Reference Center Search over 12,800 state-specific legal forms by topic including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes, and more. A majority of the full text legal reference books provided through NOLO.
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.
[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.
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 Mango Languages is an online language learning resource offering 71 languages, 17 ESL courses and numerous specialty courses. If you’re looking to learn new languages and meet new cultures from near and far, you’ve come to the right place. From Spanish and French to Azerbaijani, English, and even Pirate, we’ve got you covered.
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.
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.
MyHeritage Library Edition Family history resource including more than 6 billion historical â‹records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. Includes the full USA federal census (1790-1940); census of England and Wales (1841-1901); U.S. World War II Army Enlistment as well as records of Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers. Over 2 billion family trees.
Nada Guides Price guide information for new and used cars, motorcycles, boats, and more.
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.
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.
Points of View Reference Center Presents multiple sides of over 400 issues. Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.
ReferenceUSA Directory information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and 89 million U.S. residents.
Safari Books Online
Safari Books Online is the premier on-demand digital library providing technology, digital media, and business books and videos online to academic and library users.
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.
SLC Digital Media Archives
Historical and genealogical materials in digital form. View old pictures, maps, and documents from Macomb County, Troy, and Harper Woods.
Small Business Reference Center Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business. Includes information on accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. State-specific information included.
A complete, up-to-date directory of global industrial suppliers and product information.
TrueFlix 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.
Tutor.com provides on-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation and writing assistance for students in grades K-12 in over 40 subjects. No appointment is needed. Tutors are available 4–11 pm. You can also use their practice quizzes and SkillsCenter Resource Library to study 24/7. Login to get help today.
A complete, multidimensional investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make timely, better-informed decisions.
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.