Magazine Articles:

InfoTrac is a collection of web-based databases that index many popular magazines and newspapers as well as many scholarly journals. Many of the articles in InfoTrac are full-text and can be printed or emailed. These databases are provided to us through the Michigan eLibrary program and include:
  • General Reference Center Gold indexes hundreds of popular magazines such as Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, Golf Digest and Computer World. General Reference Center Gold is a great place to start your article search. There is also a complete list of the magazines and journals indexed.

  • Health Reference Center Academic focuses on the field of medicine and health. Articles come from a variety of sources including journals aimed at the medical profession. There is a complete list of magazines and journals indexed. If you are looking for scholarly articles on a health related topic, this is the place to start.

  • Health and Wellness Resource Center should be used to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public and occupational health, and alcohol and drug abuse. Includes links to diet, cancer, and health assessment. This resource center also has a list of magazines and journals indexed.

  • New York Times contains full-text online articles of the last 12 months of these newspapers.

  • InfoTrac Custom Newspapers is a collection of full text newspapers from around the Country and the World.

  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.


Business:

AtoZdatabases allows searching by location, SIC code, yellow page heading, company name, and many other criteria. It is a perfect source for motel and restaurant information as well as marketing lists. Reference USA also includes a national phone directory so you can search individuals by name or location.
General Business File ASAP allows you to analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.
Business Insights: Essentials is a comprehensive business resource that combines articles, statistical analysis, business comparisons, and many other analytical tools. It offers dynamic, accurate, and up-to-date topical business information and company and industry intelligence on thousands of global companies. A true one-stop shopping experience for all you need to know about a company or industry.

Health:

Gale Health Reference Center Academic is an Infotrac database that focuses on the field of medicine and health. Articles come from a variety of sources including journals aimed at the medical profession. There is a complete list of magazines and journals indexed. This database is an excellent source of scholarly articles on a health related topic. However, General Reference Center Gold also contains some health information, so be sure to try your topic in both places.

Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center should be used to find reference material, journal articles, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public and occupational health, and alcohol and drug abuse. Includes links to diet, cancer, and health assessment. This resource center also has a list of magazines and journals indexed.
MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. It is an excellent source of information on diseases, drugs, hospitals, doctors, and other health organizations and resources. This free site is very informative and easy to use.
MEL Health Resources provides links to many valuable health related sites on the Internet. This list is compiled and maintained by the Library of Michigan.

Biography:

The Biography and Genealogy Master Index (BGMI) is a place to begin a search for information about people. It indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Searching BGMI will enable you to quickly determine which publication to consult for biographical information. In cases where BGMI provides multiple listings for the same person, you can choose the most convenient source or locate multiple sketches to compare and expand information furnished by a single listing.

Literature:

CRDL now also has an Overdrive collection of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks.  See our Quickstart guide or the Browse, Checkout, and Download PowerPoint presentation to get started!

Novelist allows you to search for adult, young adult and children’s fiction in a variety of ways. You can find books by an author, subject, title, series and more.


Just for Kids:

eLibrary Elementary lets you search by asking a question and lets you decide if you want web pages, magazine articles or just pictures. Need a picture to complete your report? Looking for an elusive fact to make your report just a few lines longer? Try Electric Library.

SIRS Discoverer lets you search for magazine articles either by using their subject tree search (which lists subjects hierarchically, their keyword search or by subject headings. In addition kids can search the Funk and Wagnall's Encyclopedia and the World Almanac for Kids.

Kids Infobits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.


Genealogy:

Ancestry Library Edition is an online service containing records on more than 1 billion names, along with information on how to begin family research. In addition to its store of the entire U.S. Federal Census forms from 1790-1920, Ancestry Library Edition provides information from vital, church, military, court and probate record, as well as a passenger and immigration index. This resource is available in library only.

HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images and extensive indexing from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more than 22,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records and more. It also includes Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions.

Genealogy Connect includes the "how-to" of genealogy research in addition to genealogical data in specific subject areas including, but not limited to: colonial genealogy, Irish genealogy, immigration, royal ancestry, and family history. CRDL's collection specifically covers information on getting started with genealogy research and Native American genealogy.


Social Studies & History:

CultureGrams is a leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes four editions: the World Edition (for junior high school and up) and the Kids, States, and Canadian Provinces editions (for upper elementary school students).


Education and Career:

Learning Express Library is a great source of test preparation materials and interactive practice exams. The practice tests are based on official exams and include GED, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, ACT, SAT, ASVAB, Postal Workers, Firefighters, Adult Basic Skills, US Citizenship as well as many other exams.

Educator's Reference a collection of educational journals picked for their relevance in the modern world for today's professional.

Powerspeak Languages  is an online language learning program that you can access from any computer with just your library card number.  Languages included in this product are: French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, and ESL Spanish.  See the Powerspeak Guided Tour for more instructions.


General Reference:

World Book Online is the same great encyclopedia that is in print, plus a whole lot more!  Choose from either the Student or the Kids edition.

Gale Legal Forms Organized by type of form, this resource contains reproducible forms and checklists for a wide range of personal, business, and government situations. Provides easy access to forms for government and public services. All forms can be printed and many can be filled out online and then printed.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

ABYZ News links to newspapers and news media from around the world.


Car & Small Engine Repair:

Chilton Automotive Repair delivers quality repair information in an online searchable database. Repair procedures, wiring diagrams, maintenance schedules, recalls, and Technical Service Bulletins are all included in an easy-to-use format.

 
 
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