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Academic OneFile

A 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).

Britannica School

Primary sources for quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and much more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles and interactive resources are available.

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Consumer Reports

As 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.

CultureGrams

Provides 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.

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Expanded Academic ASAP

From 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 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.

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General Reference Center Gold

A 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)

An 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.

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Opposing Viewpoints In Context

A 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.

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PowerSearch

Search 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.

ReferenceUSA

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

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