Database Resources

Auto Repair

ChiltonLibrary

ChiltonLibraryOnline access to 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. ChiltonLibrary gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Biography

Biography In Context

Biography In ContextA single stop for biographies on notable figures in literature, science, history, government, business, art, gender and multicultural studies, religion, entertainment, popular culture, sports and much more. Includes full-text magazine and newspaper articles and photos.


Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Biography and Genealogy Master IndexEnables users to locate biographical entries contained in more than 1,000 volumes and editions of important current and retrospective biographical reference sources. This index contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Gale Virtual Reference Library: Biography

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryA collection of full-text biographical encyclopedias and other specialized reference sources.




Business

ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSAExtensive corporate and residential contact information. Search by name, location, product, phone number and more.




Business Insights: Essentials

Business Insights: Essentials(Formerly Business & Company Resource Center)
Research and compare companies and industries using industry rankings, company profiles, market share data, investment reports, charts, graphs, and more.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Business Insights: Global

Business Insights: GlobalA unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


DemographicsNow: Business & People

DemographicsNow: Business & PeopleRobust and highly-detailed demographic data, ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as you consider opening a business, finding an untapped audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more. Reporting capability allows you to rapidly produce a variety of compiled reports to help you make informed and accurate decisions.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


BusinessDecision

BusinessDecisionEnables you to research consumer market data, demographic data, and market segmentation data associated with geographies you customize such as addresses, ZIP Codes, cities, and much more.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Small Business Resource Center

Small Business Resource CenterSearch this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).



Business & Company ASAP

Business & Company ASAPProvides researchers with information on companies, markets and industries — from market trends, mergers and acquisitions to current management theory and company overviews. Access business and trade journals, newspapers and company directory profiles with full text and images.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


General Business File ASAP

General Business File ASAPAnalyze 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.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryA collection of full-text business encyclopedias and other specialized reference sources.




Gale Directory Library

Gale Directory LibraryProvides access to Ward’s Business Directory of Private and Public Companies in Canada and Mexico and Business Rankings Annual.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).



Investor's Business Daily Newspaper

Investor's Business DailyA daily newspaper that provides information on stock ratings, alerts readers to those stocks showing signs of strength, stocks on the move, market analysis, and profiles of innovative companies. Browse or search full text from 2000 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Thomas Register

Thomas RegisterDirectory of industrial products and services. Search by manufacturer name or product.




College and Career

Job & Career Accelerator

Job & Career AcceleratorCombines everything you need for a successful job search into one online application. With this innovative job-hunting system, you can match your interests and skills with the career that’s best for you, search local and national job postings, create professional resumes and cover letters, and conveniently organize and track your job-search progress all in one place.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress LibraryA completely interactive online learning platform providing instant access to a comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. Includes over 1,000 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials to prepare for the GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT tests, as well as AP exams and professional certification and licensing tests in a range of occupations.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Testing and Education Reference Center

Testing and Education Reference CenterTaking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take online practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.


Gale Virtual Reference Library: College & Career

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryA collection of full-text specialized reference sources for college and career information.




Computers and Technology

Computer Database

Computer DatabaseFind computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


PC World Magazine

PC WorldPublishes news, features, and special reports to help managers plan effectively for computer (PC) purchases and increase personal and workgroup productivity. Browse or search full text from 1991 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

  • Also available in full-color, page-for-page digital format through our Zinio service.

eBooks & Downloads

Freegal

FreegalStream and download DRM-free MP3 files of millions of songs from Sony Music Entertainment and other labels. Each library card is allowed 3 hours of streaming music per day and 5 song downloads per week, and the files don’t expire or disappear.


hoopla

hooplaStream thousands of movies, TV episodes, music and audiobooks on your computer or portable device. Each library card is allowed to borrow 12 items per month, and there are never any holds or overdue fines!



OverDrive eBooks

OverDrive eBooksWithout leaving the comfort of your home, you can download and enjoy thousands of eBooks on your computer or compatible device, including eReaders, tablets and smartphones.

  • View guided tour videos of how to browse, check out, and download digital files from OverDrive.
  • View instructions for downloading eBooks to a variety of mobile devices.

OverDrive eAudiobooks

OverDrive eAudiobooksChoose from a wide selection of audiobooks in a variety of genres that are available to download and listen to on your computer or compatible portable player, including iPods and many smartphones and tablets.

  • View guided tour videos of how to browse, check out, and download digital files from OverDrive.
  • View instructions for downloading and transferring an eAudiobook to a portable device.

Education

MORE: Michigan Online Resources for Educators

MOREFind lesson plans and curriculum aids searchable by subject or state standard. Includes 50,000+ high-quality educational resources including standards-based, grade-specific, K-12 lesson plans, online interactive tools, reference materials and more from well-known and respected content partners.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


En Español

Biblioteca TumbleBook

BibliotecaTumbleBook¡Una colección de libros parlantes y animadas (TumbleBooks), además de juegos, herramientas educativas y más!




World Book Online - Spanish / Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

World Book Spanish¡El World Book Enciclopedia — en línea! Un universo de la información, A a Z.
Ésta base de datos está proveído por Michigan eLibrary (MeL).



Informe Académico

InformeUna colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
Ésta base de datos está proveído por Michigan eLibrary (MeL).



MedlinePlus en Español

MedlinePlus en EspañolHa recopilado la información oficial de la salud para el consumidor de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina, los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud, y otras fuentes de confianza sobre más de 900 temas de salud.


Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library EditionFormerly AncestryPlus, this collection contains more than 4,000 databases and 2 billion names. It includes coverage of the U.S. and the U.K., including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.
*Access to Ancestry Library Edition is not available from home.


HeritageQuest

HeritageQuestInclude searchable census images from 1790 to 1930; 25,000 family and local history books; Revolutionary War records; Freedman’s Bank Records; and the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) covering over 6,500 genealogical periodicals since 1800.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Biography and Genealogy Master IndexEnables users to locate biographical entries contained in more than 1,000 volumes and editions of important current and retrospective biographical reference sources. This index contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).



General Reference

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFileA comprehensive database for serious academic research. Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources, with extensive coverage of all academic disciplines.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


CultureGrams

CultureGramsProvides country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people. Individual reports cover 200+ countries, all 50 United States, and the Canadian Provinces.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


eLibrary

eLibraryA user-friendly general reference tool that delivers a broad collection of periodical and digital media content. Researchers of all ages can use the powerful, yet easy-to-use search interface to find the answers they need from magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, web links, and audio/video titles.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).



Expanded Academic ASAP

Expanded Academic ASAPFrom arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers — many with full text and images.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.


General Reference Center Gold

General Reference Center GoldA general interest database 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.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Michigan eLibrary (MeL)

MeLAn anywhere, anytime library available free to all Michigan residents. Contains a variety of databases, recommended web links, the Michigana digital Michigan history collection, and online resources for educators that are tied to the state curriculum standards.



Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Opposing Viewpoints in ContextA complete one-stop source for information on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues, featuring continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into an engaging and user-friendly online experience.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


PowerSearch

PowerSearchSearch a variety of KDL databases at once! Search for any term or phrase and find articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers and books along with videos, images and podcast content.



SIRS Renaissance

SIRS RenaissanceProvides full-text articles and images on arts & humanities topics, including architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual arts.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


World Book Online Info Finder

World BookThe popular World Book Encyclopedia — online! Also features rich collections of multimedia on a variety of topics, science fair projects, a Biography Center, links to world newspapers, correlations to curriculum standards, 21st century research guides, and much more.


Health

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Health and Wellness Resource CenterProvides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos, articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of reference titles.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Health Reference Center Academic

Health Reference Center AcademicAccess the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).



Nursing Resource Center

Nursing Resource CenterDesigned for nursing students, the 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 as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Gale Virtual Reference Library: Medicine

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryA collection of full-text medical encyclopedias and other specialized reference sources.




MedlinePlus

MedlinePlusBrings together authoritative consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other trusted sources on over 900 diseases and conditions.


Men's Health Magazine

Men's HealthA men’s magazine dedicated to helping men take control of their physical, mental and emotional lives, and showing men the practical and positive actions that make their lives better. Browse or search full text from 1993 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

  • Also available in full-color, page-for-page digital format through our Zinio service.

Prevention Magazine

PreventionA consumer magazine featuring new developments in nutrition, preventive medicine, fitness, natural living and drugless therapies. Browse or search full text from 1993 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

  • Also available in full-color, page-for-page digital format through our Zinio service.


History

InfoTrac U.S. History Collection

InfoTrac U.S. History CollectionThis collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in U.S. History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


InfoTrac World History Collection

InfoTrac World History CollectionThis collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Gale Virtual Reference Library: History

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryA collection of full-text history encyclopedias and other specialized reference sources.




MeL Michigana

MeL MichiganaExplore Michigan’s heritage through photographs, diaries, oral histories, local records and historical data.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).



Language Learning

Mango Languages

Mango LanguagesMango is an online language learning system that teaches practical conversation skills for real communication. It’s a fast, easy, and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. Courses are offered for 63 foreign and 18 ESL languages. Also features “Mango Premiere,” which teaches language and culture through feature films.


Little Pim

Little PimPowered by Mango Languages, Little Pim is a fun and convenient way to introduce a child to a foreign language in a way they can understand and enjoy. Courses are available in 9 foreign languages as well as English/ESL.
This database is provided through generous donations to Kent District Library.

Law

Gale LegalForms

Gale LegalFormsProvides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen’s language.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


LegalTrac

LegalTracDrawing 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, as well as law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Gale Virtual Reference Library: Law

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryA collection of full-text legal encyclopedias and other specialized reference sources.





Literature

NoveList

NoveListDon’t know what to read? Start your journey here. Search by author, title, series, plots, or even books like the one you just finished. Browse lists of award winners, lists of genres, and lists based on age. Create and save lists of your own favorites. Find book discussion guides and more.


Books & Authors

Books & AuthorsHelps answer the classic question, “What do I read next?” with book suggestions from experts, titles, biographies and more. Includes menus that easily broaden and narrow searches according to author, title, character, subject and other criteria.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource CenterFind up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.



KDL's What's Next™: Books In Series Database

What's Next™: Books In SeriesSearch by book or series title or author to find the next book in a series.
Developed and maintained by the Kent District Library.




DearReader

DearReaderGet the first few chapters of a book emailed to you weekly. Every day, Monday through Friday, you will receive in your email a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book. By the end of the week, you’ll have read 2-3 chapters. Choose from 11 different genres, with new books featured each week.



Gale Virtual Reference Library: Literature

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryA collection of full-text literature encyclopedias and other specialized reference sources.




Magazines

Zinio

ZinioDownload and read dozens of popular magazine titles on your computer or portable device. Zinio recreates magazines page-for-page, including full-color pictures and interactive media elements such as audio and video.



ConsumerReports.org

ConsumerReports.orgAs a library user, you have full access to all of the valuable content on ConsumerReports.org through your library membership, including ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories such as appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel.


General OneFile

General OneFileA one-stop source for millions of full-text 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 sciences, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


NewsBank America's News Magazines

NewsBankFull text of major national news magazines. Includes Newsweek, The New Yorker, The Atlantic and more.




Cosmopolitan

CosmopolitanLifestyle magazine for young working women. Includes general interest features, personality profiles, movie, book, and music reviews, and service editorials on beauty, fashion, home decorating, food, nutrition, diet, health, and fitness. Browse or search full text from 1996 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

  • Also available in full-color, page-for-page digital format through our Zinio service.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklyA magazine reporting on trends in the entertainment industry. Features reviews and reports on current and noteworthy evens in television, movies, video, music, and kids’ entertainment, as well as celebrity gossip. Browse or search full text from 1990 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

Family Handyman

Family HandymanA monthly do-it-yourself home improvement magazine featuring home repair and remodeling information, new product reviews, new ideas, and features such as auto repair, woodworking projects, appliance repair, and answers to reader problems. Browse or search full text from 1991 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

  • Also available in full-color, page-for-page digital format through our Zinio service.

Good Housekeeping

Good HousekeepingA consumer magazine focusing on issues for women, home and family. Articles focus on health, beauty, relationships, fitness and interior decoration. Browse or search full text from 1996 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

  • Also available in full-color, page-for-page digital format through our Zinio service.

Men's Health

Men's HealthA men’s magazine dedicated to helping men take control of their physical, mental and emotional lives, and showing men the practical and positive actions that make their lives better. Browse or search full text from 1993 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

  • Also available in full-color, page-for-page digital format through our Zinio service.

National Geographic

National GeographicThe flagship publication of the National Geographic Society, publishing articles on interesting people, places, customs, activities and nature on a worldwide scale, with an emphasis on human involvement in a changing universe. Browse or search full text from 1999 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

  • Also available in full-color, page-for-page digital format through our Zinio service.

Newsweek

NewsweekA news weekly offering comprehensive coverage of world events with a global network of correspondents, reporters and editors covering national and international affairs, business, science and technology, society and arts and entertainment. Browse or search full text from 1994 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

  • Also available in full-color, page-for-page digital format through our Zinio service.

PC World

PC WorldPublishes news, features, and special reports to help managers plan effectively for computer (PC) purchases and increase personal and workgroup productivity. Browse or search full text from 1991 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

  • Also available in full-color, page-for-page digital format through our Zinio service.

People Weekly

People WeeklyA consumer magazine offering news of the entertainment world. Contains articles on celebrities, newsmakers, and real people of interest. Browse or search full text from 1977 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Popular Science

Popular ScienceA consumer publication focusing on science. Features articles on robotics, aviation and space, science and technology, computers and software, automotive and home technology, medicine and health, and electronics. Browse or search full text from 1983 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

  • Also available in full-color, page-for-page digital format through our Zinio service.

Prevention

PreventionA consumer magazine featuring new developments in nutrition, preventive medicine, fitness, natural living and drugless therapies. Browse or search full text from 1993 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

  • Also available in full-color, page-for-page digital format through our Zinio service.


Psychology Today

Psychology TodayA bimonthly popular magazine of psychology that contains articles on current issues in human behavior, written for the nonprofessional reader. Includes self-help articles and tests, book reviews and opinion columns. Browse or search full text from 1992 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Redbook

RedbookProvides articles and tips of interest to women with school-age children. Browse or search full text from 1996 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

  • Also available in full-color, page-for-page digital format through our Zinio service.

Sports Illustrated

Sports IllustratedA consumer magazine focusing on sports. Covers all types of popular sports, with articles on players, teams, sports, and society. Browse or search full text from 1977 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Time

TimeA consumer magazine covering news and general editorial. Provides analysis of today’s important events, from politics to scientific breakthroughs to human achievement. Also reports on the arts, business and society. Browse or search full text from 1923 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

Newspapers

Grand Rapids Press

Grand Rapids PressDaily newspaper serving all of West Michigan. Updated daily, it includes local news, obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and more. Browse or search full text from 2000 to current.



InfoTrac Newsstand

InfoTrac NewstandA collection of over 1000 full-text newspapers from around the country and the world. Search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneA daily morning newspaper that provides coverage of local, national, and international news, politics, sports and business, as well as opinion, analysis and commentary. Browse or search full text from 1985 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

Detroit News

Detroit NewsNewspaper serving metro Detroit. Browse or search full text from 1998 to 6 months ago.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Investor's Business Daily

Investor's Business DailyA daily newspaper that provides information on stock ratings, alerts readers to those stocks showing signs of strength, stocks on the move, market analysis, and profiles of innovative companies. Browse or search full text from 2000 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Lansing State Journal

Lansing State JournalA daily newspaper serving the Lansing area. Browse or search full text from 2002 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).



Lowell Ledger

The Lowell LedgerWeekly newspaper serving the city of Lowell and surrounding townships. Browse or search full text from 1870 to 2013.
This database is made possible thanks to the Lowell Area Community Fund.


New York Times

New York TimesThe largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States. Provides national and international news, opinion and commentary. Browse or search full text from 1985 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

USA Today

USA TodayA daily (5-day) general interest newspaper distributed nationally. Includes world, national, state, sports, business, finance, and lifestyle news. Browse or search full text from 2003 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCovers national and international news with an emphasis on global business and finance. Includes daily listings of worldwide stock market transactions. Browse or search full text from 1984 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

Online Learning

Gale Courses

Gale Courses(Formerly Learn4Life)
Features over 300 instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills and personal enrichment. New sessions start every month, and each 6-week course offers well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with fellow students in a lively discussion area.


Science

InfoTrac General Science Collection

InfoTrac General Science CollectionA collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).



Gale Virtual Reference Library: Science

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryA collection of full-text science encyclopedias and other specialized reference sources.




National Geographic Magazine

National GeographicThe flagship publication of the National Geographic Society, publishing articles on interesting people, places, customs, activities and nature on a worldwide scale, with an emphasis on human involvement in a changing universe. Browse or search full text from 1999 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

  • Also available in full-color, page-for-page digital format through our Zinio service.

Popular Science Magazine

Popular ScienceA consumer publication focusing on science. Features articles on robotics, aviation and space, science and technology, computers and software, automotive and home technology, medicine and health, and electronics. Browse or search full text from 1983 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

  • Also available in full-color, page-for-page digital format through our Zinio service.

Psychology Today Magazine

Psychology TodayA bimonthly popular magazine of psychology that contains articles on current issues in human behavior, written for the nonprofessional reader. Includes self-help articles and tests, book reviews and opinion columns. Browse or search full text from 1992 to current.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

Youth

BookFlix

BookFlixAn online literacy resource from children’s publisher Scholastic for grades PreK–3 that pairs fictional video storybooks with nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. Also includes resources for educators.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


CultureGrams for Kids

CultureGrams for KidsA collection of country reports that teaches upper elementary-aged children more about the world around them. Each report is an indispensable resource of up-to-date, engaging cultural information, complete with images, historical timeline, fun facts, and sections on history, population, “life as a kid,” and more.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


eLibrary Elementary

eLibrary ElementaryStudents use the colorful, graphical search interface to find the answers they need from more than 130 magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, weblinks, and audio/video titles, all selected as appropriate for elementary school studies. Great for finding photos of events and people.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


InfoTrac Junior Edition

InfoTrac Junior EditionDesigned 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.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


InfoTrac Student Edition

InfoTrac Student EditionDesigned for high-school students with 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.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBitsA content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource covering a broad range of educational topics for students in grades K-5. Features kid-friendly images and age-appropriate content about animals, geography, health, science, sports, technology and more.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Little Pim Language Learning

Little PimPowered by Mango Languages, Little Pim is a fun and convenient way to introduce a child to a foreign language in a way they can understand and enjoy. Courses are available in 9 foreign languages as well as English/ESL.
This database is provided through generous donations to Kent District Library.



NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 PlusFind just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards, books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews, learn about the author and create your own reading wish list.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).



SIRS Discoverer

SIRS DiscovererA general reference resource for beginning learners and researchers in grades 1-9. Features articles and images from more than 1,600 domestic and international magazines, newspapers, U.S. government documents, and websites — all carefully selected for their educational content reliability, relevance, interest, age-appropriateness, and level of readability.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


TrueFlix

TrueFlixAn online resource from children’s publisher Scholastic that uses interactive nonfiction books to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content and cultivate 21st-century skills through the inquiry process. All titles are supported with related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images and text. Supports Common Core standards and includes resources for educators.


TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook LibraryA collection of animated, talking picture books (TumbleBooks), as well as games, educational tools and more!




World Book Early World of Learning

World Book Early World of LearningA wealth of resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes. Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world learning about colors, numbers and other fun things. Strengthen reading foundations with stories, activities and videos. Explore the Know It encyclopedia designed especially for early readers. Also includes materials for educators.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


World Book Online for Kids

World Book KidsOnline version of the popular World Book Encyclopedia! Features easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).