Databases by Subject

Automobile Information

Chilton Library
An automobile repair database that provides information on thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the last 30 years.

Consumer Reports Online
Vehicle ratings and research.

Books & Reading

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

Business Decision
Combines geographic information system (GIS) technology with extensive business, demographic and consumer household data to help grow and develop your business. You will need to create an account to use this database.

Business Insights: Global
Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world.

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.

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

Infotrac Business Collection    
Broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings.

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 Resource Center
Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business.Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, and websites.


Computer Database
Computer related product introduction, news and reviews.


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.


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

Biography and Genealogy Master Index   
Contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographic locations, and fields of endeavor.

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

General Reference & Articles

Academic One File   
Peer-reviewed, full text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

Consumer Reports Online  
Product ratings and research.

Expanded Academic ASAP 
Scholarly journals, news magazines and newspapers.

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

General One File 
One-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.

General Reference Center Gold 
 A general interest and business databases that provides many full-text articles.

Geography & History

Michigan: Sources in U.S. History Online
This digital archive documents state history providing access to a wide variety of documents, personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and poilitcal speeches, and more.

Health & Medical Information

Health and Wellness Resource Center
Provides access to articles from medical journals and reference sources, including links to health-related sites and government databases.

Health Reference Center Academic
Full-text articles on health topics.

Nursing Resource Center
Full-text disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results, and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams.



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
Official State specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Legal Trac
Access to articles in major law reviews, law journals, and specialty law and bar association journals and legal 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.

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

Kid's InfoBits
Magazine, newspaper, and reference materials for kids k-5.

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.

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.

Student Edition
Designed for high school students. Access to full-text magazine and newspaper articles, podcasts, and reference materials.


Informe! Academico
Research sources and articles in Spanish