Databases by Subject

Automobile & Engine Repair Information

Automate
Repair information and schedules, diagrams, parts and labor estimates, service alerts, and recalls. Covers thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

Chiltonlibrary.Com
Step-by-step service and repair procedures, maintenance schedules, and labor estimating tool for each specific vehicle to help you confidently determine your next move. Vacuum and wiring diagrams simplify troubleshooting and help explain system operation, and close-up photographs and illustrations provide visual support. Also ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams. And it's all available to print!

Consumer Reports Online
Provides clear reviews of commonly purchased products. Consumer Reports uses careful research, consumer insights, journalism, and policy expertise to help you inform purchase decisions. Also works to improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices.

Small Engine Repair
Repair guides for small engines and routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.). Also includes guides on extensive repairs such as engine and transmission disassembly. Coverage includes lawn mowers, motorcycles, tractors, and snowmobiles. More than 450 full text reference books with photos and illustrations, information on more than 25 years of engine models, and coverage of more than 90,000 repairs

Books & Reading

eBooks
Over 15,000 digital titles are available for download to your computer.

eBook K-8 Collection
Fiction and non-fiction books that can be read online. Picture books, homework topics, language learning.

Michigan Authors & Illustrators
Searchable database providing biographical and contact information.

Business & Investment

DemographicsNow: Business & People   
Robust and highly-detailed demographic data, ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as you consider opening a business, finding an audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more.

eBook Business Collection   
A key resource for academic and business school libraries. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.

Reference USA 
Detailed information on millions of U.S. and Canadian businesses; searchable by company name, geographic area, yellow pages heading, and more. Additional databases cover U.S. Healthcare and Consumers/Lifestyles. Updated annually. New to ReferenceUSA? Try these video tutorials.

Small Business Reference Center
Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business. Includes information on accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. State-specific information included.

Education

Learning Express Library   
A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help student and adult learners succeed on academic or licensing tests.

Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition
Genealogy resources, including census images. No remote access - you must come in to the library to use this database.

Heritage Quest Online   
Contains census data, family records and local histories.

General Reference & Articles

Academic Search Complete   
Designed for academic institutions. Comprehensive, multi-disciplinary resource of scholarly research. Coverage on a wide range of topics. Includes peer-reviewed full text resources for STEM research. Social sciences and the humanities also covered.

Consumer Reports Online  
Product ratings and research.

Gale Virtual Reference Library   
Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Health & Medical Information

Health Source - Consumer Edition
Subjects include fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women's health, children's health, and more. Information comes from magazines, books, Clinical Reference System reports, and pamphlets.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses, and medical educators access to scholarly journals on many medical disciplines. Provides indexing, abstracts and full text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals, many of which are peer-reviewed.

Language

SCOLA

Receives and re-transmits foreign TV programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material on this website. Click here if you are outside of the library (prompts to enter library card number and pin)

Legal Information/Law

Legal Forms
Access to thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Legal Information Reference Center
Search over 12,800 state-specific legal forms by topic including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes, and more. A majority of the full text legal reference books provided through NOLO.

Legal Source
A scholarly resource of current issues, studies, and trends of the legal world. For attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, and paralegals.

Newspapers.

New York Times
Full-text articles are available for all content post-1980. Articles from 1851-1980 are available either in full-text or partial articles.

Newsstand
Papers from around the country and the world.

Kid's Picks

Brittanica 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. 

Brittanica School - Elementary 
Grades 3-4. Find information on countries, animals, and people in articles, media, and a world atlas.  Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.

Brittanica School - Middle
Grades 5-7. Homework help and discovery learning. Explore maps, photos, articles, famous people and places, compare countries, and tour the U.S.A.

Early World of Learning 
Recommended for: Early elementary. Learning about colors, numbers and other fun things. Strengthen reading foundations with stories, activities and videos. Includes materials for educators. For ages 3-8

Research in Context  
Includes the most-studied topics for grades 6-8 - literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. Designed to develop learning skills to launch 6-8 graders into high school and beyond.

World Book Kids
Easy to use online encyclopedia in eight major subject categories: Arts, History and Government, People, Places, Plants and Animals, Science and Mathematics, Sports and Hobbies, World Religions. Has full-featured pictures, sounds and videos. 

World Book Online
Premier online reference source containing every article from the 22-volume print edition plus state-of-the-art multimedia, maps and editor-reviewed web sites.

Teen's Picks

Brittanica School - High  
High School and adult. 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.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Information on social issues with viewpoint articles, overviews, statistics, and full-text articles. Great for debates.