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Online Research and Databases

Biography In Context

A 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.

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Biography Reference Center

Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies.

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

Britannica High School

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

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

eBook High School Collection

The collection aligns with Common Core guidelines for grades 9-12 in English language arts and literacy, history/social studies, science and technical subjects.

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

History Reference Center

Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

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

Literary Reference Center

This robust full-text database provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, teachers and librarians a complete foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

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

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MAS Complete

Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Complete is a full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such art, history, sports and music, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.

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

NoveList Plus

Don'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. In addition to fiction, includes includes suggestions for audiobooks and nonfiction.

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

PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia, a partnership of PBS and WGBH Educational Foundation, provides PreK-12 educators and students access to free digital content for their classroom designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement. 

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques — including contemporary content from the finest publishers.

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

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Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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

Read It!

Designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.

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

Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

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