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Databases

Please Note: If you are coming in from the web at home or outside the Library, many of these titles will require a password. A few resources are available only from within the library, and these titles are so noted . Some of these resources's are available courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (MeL),and are so marked with a   Michigan eLibrary Logo. These databases are also available through MeL's site with a Michigan ID card or driver's license.


Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile

 A premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects - authoritative and comprehensive. Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions; updated daily.


 

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Ancestry Library Edition

 Ancestry Library Edition has a new, simplified search screen and contains the following enhancements not previously available in MeL: Passenger lists from all major U.S. ports including New York, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Orleans; Naturalization records ranging from 1700 to 1900; Immigration records for more than 100 countries Increase of more than 10 million names; an improved viewer for documents. 


Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

 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. Bibliographic citations only. 


BookFlix™

Bookflix

Beginning readers. An interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction designed to increase understanding and fluency. Increase comprehension and have fun at the same time!


 

Britannica School

Britannica School

Elementary, Middle, and High. School Levels. Each contains resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.

 


Britannica School - Learning Zone

Britannica School--Learning Zone

Pre K - 2nd grade. Activity-centered learning to explore, play, read, and build technology skills.Letters, numbers, geography, shapes and much more are included. 


 


Business Insights: Global

Business Insight: Global

(Formerly Business and Company Resource Center & Business Insight: Essential) Recommended for: General user & Professionals. Mostly full text. Combines an international perspective and sophisticated research tools with convenient access to a range of comprehensive learning materials. Using case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals, and topical reference materials organized by country, company, and industry, this resource is especially useful to business faculty and students, as wells as to Michigan businesses interested in expansion.



BusinessDecision

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.



Chilton's

ChiltonLibrary.com

ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make, and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.


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Consumer Product Reviews

The Consumer Product Reviews widget, available for General OneFile and General Reference Center Gold subscribers, allows users to quickly locate product/service evaluations for some of today’s most purchased products in full-text from any of our periodical publication titles. Choose from a select list of products, or type a product name into the search box to locate full-text product/service evaluations from a variety of publications.


Computer Database

Computer Database

Computer Database, with 3,576,119 articles updated as recently as April 23, 2010. Use this resource to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.


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Contemporary Authors

Biographical and other information about modern authors and their works


(Remote access available through the library's catalog)

Credo Reference

Wide variety of information from encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations, and bilingual dictionaries. Also includes a crossword solver, measurement conversions, art work, other illustrations, and more.



DemographicsNow: Business & People

DemographicsNow: Business & People

Researchers and entrepreneurs are provided with comprehensive business and demographic information valuable to assess business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete location analyses and business plans, analyze population trends, find potential sponsors and donors and much more. This versatile database is useful for those who want to start a business as well as those who want to take their established business to the next level.



eBook Collection

e-Books

Recommended for: General user. All full text. Over 20,000 eBooks available on all topics. This is a different set of books than what is available through Overdrive.



eBook K-8 Collection


eBook K-8 Collection

Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online - for school and for fun.  Search for what you want.  Picture books, homework topics, languages learning.



ERIC (free version)

 

Eric (free version)

Recommended for:  Educators, pre-service teachers and parents. Abstracts and/or Full-text.  Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.  ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials such as conference papers, technical reports, policy papers and more.


Expanded Academic ASAP

Expanded Academic ASAP

Mostly full text. Magazine, newspaper and journal articles appropriate to college and university-level research.




FDSys (Federal Digital System)

FDSys (Federal Digital System)

Freely available materials. FDsys
provides free online access to official Federal Government publications which
include Congressional, Presidential and Federal agency materials.



Gale Directory Library

Gale Directory Library

Provides access to Ward's Business Directory of Private and Public Companies in Canada and Mexico, and Business Rankings Annual. Ward’s profiles over 51,000 companies (approximately 18,000 in Canada and 33,000 in Mexico) listing the industries in which it operates, names of top executives, number of employees, the type of company it is, and financial performance. The eDirectory version also includes alternative mailing addresses, an expanded list of executives, and historical financial information.

Business Rankings Annual (BRA) provides "top ten" rankings of companies, products, services, and business-related activities compiled from a variety of published sources.



Gale LegalForms

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.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library

The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a large collection of full-text eBooks from Gale and its publishing partners, offering authoritative references, updated and in electronic format that is available 24/7 from any Internet-connected computer.


Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business Collection

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business

Business. Full text. Business-related titles pulled from Gale Virtual Reference Library.


 

InfoTrac Business Collection

General Business Collection

All full text. 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.


General OneFile

General OneFile

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.


General Reference Center Gold

General Reference Center Gold

General interest resource that integrates a variety of sources—newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.


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Grant Station

Tips on grantwriting and a searchable database of funding sources. Only available at the Owosso Branch.


 

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(Remote access available through the library's catalog)

Grolier's On-line Encyclopedia

New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia, Encyclopedia Americana, and America the Beautiful



Health and Wellness Resource Center

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Mostly full text. Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., articles from 2,200 general interest publications and links to reputable health Web sites in addition to a broad collection of Thomson Gale reference titles. Includes video.



Health Reference Center Academic

Health Reference Center Academic

Multi-source resource providing access to full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources that offer reliable health information to researchers, including nursing and allied health students. The material contained in this resource is intended for informational purposes only.


HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online

Some full text. 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.)



Informe! Académico

Informe! en Espanol

An electronic Search tool for popular Hispanic magazines—Full Text. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.


InfoTrac Junior Edition

InfoTrac Junior Edition

(For Middle and Junior High School. Full text.). . Over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this resource is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. )


InfoTrac Newsstand

InfoTrac Newsstand

With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can 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.


InfoTrac Student Edition

InfoTrac Student Edition

(For High School. Mostly full text.). Over 1,100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this resource gives access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. )


Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits

(For K-6. All Full text.) Kids InfoBits is a tool developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This resource covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. 


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Lawchek

Legal forms, glossary, and other information


LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library

An online learning platform of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, and elementary level testing for math and reading. A free user account to login to the Learning centers must be created. Includes a section that takes users from job assessment to success on the job. Learning Centers offer the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you, including a Job & Career Accelerator. A tutorial course series designed to help all learners succeed on the tests they must pass includes immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of practice test results.


LegalTrac

LegalTrac

Some full text. Students, law school faculty and legal researchers will all find the legal publications they need in LegalTrac®. Drawing on a wide variety of the most highly regarded legal publications, LegalTrac® provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Each title included in LegalTrac® is selected on the basis of criteria provided by a special advisory committee of the American Association of Law Libraries. LegalTrac® Search (in the drop-down menu) rather than the default full-text search.



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LitFinder

Online poetry & short story reference center including the full text of 70,000 poems. 


Making of Modern Michigan

Making of Modern Michigan

The Making of Modern Michigan is a collaborative project involving 52 Michigan libraries. It includes local history materials from communities around the state. Michigan's unique heritage is represented through over 4,500 different subjects of photographs, family papers, oral histories, genealogical materials, and much more.



MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus (free version)

Recommended for: Patients and health professionals. Some full text. Covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. From the National Library of Medicine.


 

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MeLCat

Order books, audio books, music, movies and other materials from other Michigan libraries and have them delivered to your participating library


Michigan Authors and Illustrators

Michigan Authors and Illustrators

A searcheable database of Michigan authors and illustrators. Provides biographical and contact information.


Michigana: Sources in U.S. History Online

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.


Military and Intelligence Database

Military & Intelligence Database

Content from scholarly journals, magazines and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.


 

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Mitchell 1O Demand

Car repair information including wiring diagrams. (Internet Explorer must be used as the browser).  Only available at the Owosso Branch.


 

New York Times

New York Times

Full text. The daily newspaper New York Times 1985-present.



NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K8 Plus

Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards; even books made into movies, and much more.  Read reviews and learn about the author.  Create your own reading wish list. 


Nursing Resource Center

Nursing Resource Center

Mostly Full-text. Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals.


OAIster (free version)

OAlster (free version)

Recommended for: General User. This catalog of digitized materials includes books, articles and multimedia, representing multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,000 contributors worldwide.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Designed to aid students in researching both sides of a social issue, while making it simple, fast and rewarding, the Center includes over 60 topics from key reference sources, including full-text articles from over 30 major newspapers and newsmagazines, making researching both sides of an issue simple, fast and rewarding.


Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection

Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Covering a wide spectrum of information, researchers will have access to a diverse, but focused set of topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more. A collection drawn from Gale databases Academic OneFile and General OneFile.


 

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

Psychology Collection

Explores what makes people "tick" from childhood to death and gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Includes 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals with information drawn from Academic OneFile and General OneFile.


Rocket Languages  

Rocket Languages

Foreign language instruction for Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Ingles, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Sign Language, and Spanish.


Research in Context

Research in Context

Includes the most-studied topics for grades 6-8 - literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. Written specifically for middle schoolers this information comes from authoritative sources including National Geographic, Scholastic and Gale/Cengage and is aligned to national and state curriculum standards. Designed to develop learning skills to launch 6-8 graders into high school and beyond. 


 

Small Business Resource Center

Small Business Resource Center

Small Business Resource Center offers users complete small business management resources via a combination of unparalleled periodicals and reference content. From conducting industry research to financial planning, to marketing a product and franchising a business, the Small Business Resource Center provides users with all the information they need to succeed.


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TumbleBook Library

The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) and TumblePuzzles. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.


Turfgrass Information File (TGIF)

Turfgrass Information File (TGIF)

This link takes you to the Michigan eLibrary Database page. Scroll down to Turfgrass Information File. Some full text. In the 1960s, the Michigan State University (MSU) Library began to collect printed turfgrass materials. In 1968, the personal collection of the late O.J. Noer, pioneer turf agronomist, was added to the library holdings through the O.J. Noer Foundation. Today, the combined collection is recognized as the most extensive public collection of turfgrass material in existence.

Between 1983 and 1992, the United States Golf Association (USGA) Turfgrass Research Program supported the development of the USGA Turfgrass Information File (TGIF). Using the Noer Collection as a foundation, TGIF was designed to systematically inventory published turf research and make the bibliographic information available via a computerized database


World Book Kids

World Book Encyclopedia

Highlights of World Book Online include:

  • Accurate, authoritative, easy to read articles from The World Book Encyclopedia.
  • Related articles from major newspapers and magazines.
  • Extensive graphic and multimedia enhancements, including photographs, maps, illustrations, tables, animations, and audio/video clips.
  • Special Reports that broaden and deepen coverage for selected topics.
  • The World Book Online Info Finder, World Book Online Reference Center, World Book Discover, and the Spanish-language Encyclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos


WorldCat (free version)

WorldCat (free version)

WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos—all of the physical items you're used to getting from libraries. WorldCat.org lets you find an item of interest and then locate a library near you that owns it.

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