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Reliable Research - Online Resources @ MCLS

Have professional journals and reference materials available at your fingertips!
Resources are from actual printed documents that can be cited in research papers unlike internet resources.

  • Most resources are available from home and may require a password.
  • All passwords are listed in the Online Resources Brochure and is available at any of our 16 branches. You can also call your local branch library for more information.
  • Some resources are only available in our branches.
  • Resources provided through the Michigan eLibrary with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Automotive

Can be accessed from home Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals Search Tip

Can only be accessed in select branch libraries Mitchell's on Demand - Car repair information with wiring diagrams 1983-present
Available at Ellis and Bedford Only

Biography

Can be accessed from home Biography and Genealogy Master Index Search Tip

Can be accessed from home Biography in Context (Biography Resource Center) - Over 400,000 biographical essays Search Tip

Can be accessed from home World Book Web - General information across a wide variety of topics. Reading levels 8 years to adult.

Books

Can be accessed from home eBooks by Ebsco
*For more eBooks please check out our Downloads page.

Can be accessed from home Books & Authors - Stuck on the question of "what do I read next"? Let Books and Authors spice up your reading with our expert title recommendations, librarian favorite lists, and more.

Can be accessed from home Novelist Plus - Find great titles and read-alikes, and create reading lists for all ages.

Business & Law

Can be accessed from home Academic OneFile with eCollections

Can be accessed from home Business and Company ASAP

Can be accessed from home BusinessDecision - Researchers and entrepreneurs are enabled to access comprehensive business-to-consumer market data. Detailed company profiles, product and brand information combined with investment reports, rankings and market share data allow users to better penetrate the consumer marketplace. To get started, create an account using your email address and then click "Create Account." A confirmation email will be sent to your email with directions for activating the account.

Can be accessed from home Business Insights

Can be accessed from home Demographics Now - Business & People provides detailed demographic data on more than 23 million businesses and 206 million consumers. Designed with an intuitive interface, interactive mapping tooks and comprehensive data, this new resource makes it easy for all types of researchers to collect, analyze and act upon information, all from one location.

Can be accessed from home Gale Legal Forms - 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 LegalForms also includes a law digest, legal questions and answers and an attorney directory.

Can be accessed from home General Business File ASAP - Company and industry trends, reports Search Tip

Can be accessed from home  Job and Career Accelerator - This easy-to-use online application enables Michigan residents to combine everything they need for a successful job search. Explore over 1000 occupations, search over five million recent national and local job openings, create effective resumes and cover letters, and store them all in one convenient place.
*You must set up an account at your branch library before you can use at home. If you already have a Learn-a-Test account, you can use it to access this database.

Can be accessed from home Legal Trac - Reviews, journals, newspapers, Federal and State cases Search Tip

Can be accessed from home ReferenceUSA - Excellent source of business and residential information including business start-up and marketing, job searching, company directories and sales volumes, SIC codes. Data on millions of U.S. and Canadian households such as income and home value. Reverse phone directory.

Can be accessed from home Small Business Resource Center

Children & Young Adults

Can be accessed from home CultureGrams - Information on 50 states, 180 countries, cultural information

Can be accessed from home eLibrary - The easy-to-use interface makes research simple. Students find the answers they need from more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts--plus thousands of maps, pictures, educator-approved websites from Homework Central, and audio/video files.

Can be accessed from home eLibrary Elementary - Sources for Grades K-9, magazines, books, maps

Can be accessed from home InfoTrack Junior - Sources for grades 6-9,magazines, newspapers, books Search Tip

Can be accessed from home InfoTrac Student Edition - Sources for grades 9-12 Search Tip

Can be accessed from home Kids InfoBits - Sources for grades K-5, developmentally appropriate Search Tip

Can be accessed from home Novelist K-8 Plus - Find great titles and read-alikes, create reading lists and get homework help for children and teens. 

Can be accessed from home SIRS Discoverer -Contains magazine and newspaper articles, maps, government documents, and photographs and is geared towards children in grades K-9.  All articles are full text. Search Tip

Can be accessed from home SIRS Renaissance - provides dynamic information on architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual arts.  Articles, which are all full text, are selected from more that 1,200 domestic and international publications. Search Tip

Can be accessed from home World Book Web - General information across a wide variety of topics. Reading levels 8 years to adult.

Education

Can be accessed from home Academic OneFile with eCollections

Can be accessed from home CultureGrams - Information on 50 states, 180 countries, cultural information

Can be accessed from home Biography in Context (Biography Resource Center) - Over 400,000 biographical essaysSearch Tip

Can be accessed from home eBooks by Ebsco
*For more eBooks please check out our Downloads page.

Can be accessed from home eLibrary - The easy-to-use interface makes research simple. Students find the answers they need from more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts--plus thousands of maps, pictures, educator-approved websites from Homework Central, and audio/video files.

Can be accessed from home LearningExpress Library (formerly Learn-A-Test) - Study guides and practice exams for GED, ACT, ASVAB, and others.*You must set up an account at your branch library before you can use at home. Search Tip

Can be accessed from home Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Full text essays and articles on current social issues Search Tip

Can be accessed from home SIRS Discoverer - Sources for Grades K-9, stories, plays, projects Search Tip

Genealogy

 Ancestry Plus - Over 1.2 billion records for genealogical research Search Tip
Available from any Internet computer at all of the MCLS Branches only

Can be accessed from home Biography and Genealogy Master Index Search Tip

Can be accessed from home Heritage Quest Online - Unique sources 1790 to the present Search Tip

General Reference

Can be accessed from home Academic OneFile with eCollections

Can be accessed from home Biography in Context (Biography Resource Center) - Over 400,000 biographical essays Search Tip

Can be accessed from home Business Insights

Can be accessed from home Culinary Arts Collection

Can be accessed from home Demographics Now - Business & People provides detailed demographic data on more than 23 million businesses and 206 million consumers. Designed with an intuitive interface, interactive mapping tooks and comprehensive data, this new resource makes it easy for all types of researchers to collect, analyze and act upon information, all from one location.

Can be accessed from home eBooks by Ebsco
*For more eBooks please check out our Downloads page.

Can be accessed from home eLibrary - The easy-to-use interface makes research simple. Students find the answers they need from more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts--plus thousands of maps, pictures, educator-approved websites from Homework Central, and audio/video files.

Can be accessed from home Gale Virtual Reference Library Search Tip

Can be accessed from home General (InfoTrac) OneFile - Collection of databases for full text articles Search Tip

Can be accessed from home General Reference Center Gold - General interest magazines and newspapers Search Tip

Can be accessed from home Making of Modern Michigan

Can be accessed from home Michigana: (Sabin Collection) Sources in U.S. History

Can be accessed from home Military and Intelligence Database

Can be accessed from home Nursing Resource Center

Can be accessed from home Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Full text essays and articles on current social issues Search Tip

Can be accessed from home ReferenceUSA - Excellent source of business and residential information including business start-up and marketing, job searching, company directories and sales volumes, SIC codes. Data on millions of U.S. and Canadian households such as income and home value. Reverse phone directory.

Can be accessed from home Turfgrass Information Center
        To use at home: Go to mel.org and enter your MI Drivers License

Can be accessed from home World Book Web - General information across a wide variety of topics. Reading levels 8 years to adult.

Health

Magazines & Journals

Can be accessed from home Academic OneFile with eCollections

Can be accessed from home eLibrary - The easy-to-use interface makes research simple. Students find the answers they need from more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts--plus thousands of maps, pictures, educator-approved websites from Homework Central, and audio/video files.

Can be accessed from home Expanded Academic ASAP with Ingenta -Sources from all academic disciplines Search Tip

Can be accessed from home General Business File ASAP - Company and industry trends, reports Search Tip

Can be accessed from home General (InfoTrac) OneFile - Collection of databases for full text articles Search Tip

Can be accessed from home General Reference Center Gold - General interest magazines and newspapers Search Tip

Can be accessed from home Informe - For Spanish-speaking users. Provides indexing, images and full text of popular Hispanic magazines. Search Tip

Newspapers

Can be accessed from home InfoTrac Newsstand - Easily search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, translate articles into 11 different languages, create email alerts, and customize your search options and results format.

Can be accessed from home Lansing State Journal

Can be accessed from home New York Times - Last 12 months full text

Science & Technology

Can be accessed from home Computer Database - News, reviews for the computers and electronics

Can be accessed from home eLibrary - The easy-to-use interface makes research simple. Students find the answers they need from more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts--plus thousands of maps, pictures, educator-approved websites from Homework Central, and audio/video files.

Can be accessed from home Nursing Resource Center

Can be accessed from home Turfgrass Information Center
        To use at home: Go to mel.org and enter your MI Drivers License

Can be accessed from home World Book Web - General information across a wide variety of topics. Reading levels 8 years to adult.

Test Preparation

Can be accessed from home Learn-A-Test (LearningExpress Library) - Practice Exams for GED, ACT, ASVAB, and others.*You must set up an account at your branch library before you can use at home. Search Tip

 


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