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Starting from Search the Catalog, you can search a variety of other sources within UP and Michigan Libraries, and othere Internet locations. Follow the four links on the top of the Catalog page to find them. The contents of each link are described more fully below.

Find It Fast!   |   Kids' Library Web Resources My Account
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My Account
Go to the My Account page to learn more about how to login and use your on-line account.

Find It Fast! | Kids’ Library
For quick subject searches use Find It Fast!, pictorial icons that let you narrow your search until you reach a hit list or bibliographic record displays. To use Find It Fast! click on one of the pictorial icons to start narrowing your search. Keep clicking until you reach a hit list.

Kids' Library is a kid-friendly version that searches the juvenile collection and works the same as Find It Fast!

AR/Lexile [Accelerated Reader]
AR/Lexile allows patrons to search for books on the Accelerated Reader Book List. Accelerated Reader is a program used by Sault Area Schools to promote reading. To find Accelerated Reader titles click on AR/Lexile on the catalog page. Patrons can then search by title, author, series or reading level. Once you’ve entered your search terms click on “Show Matching Books.” For more information, see the Children's section of our site. For further help using the Accelerated Reader, the Children's Librarian will be happy to assist you.

Web Resources
Web Resources allow you to search resources located elsewhere on the Internet, including the Michigan Electronic Library, MeLCat, Books-In-Print, the U.P. Digitization Collection, Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 and World Wide Web.

Michigan Electronic Library (MeL) is an elibrary that contains magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, books, and evaluated websites. MeL can be used by any Michigan resident from the library or at home. Along with specialized resources in genealogy, health, business, test preparation, careers, and education, MeL contains many general resources that cover all subject areas. There are also resources specifically for children and older students, ebooks and on-line courses.

MeLCat is a statewide resource sharing system that allows patrons to find materials throughout Michigan and have those items delivered to your local library for checkout.

Books-in-Print is a web-based bibliographic resource.

The U.P. Digitization Collection is a digital collection of historical documents and photographs of the Upper Peninsula and includes photos from the Judge Joseph H. Steere Room collection of Bayliss Public Library.

Digital Sanborn Maps are historic city maps from throughout Michigan for the years 1867-1970.

A complete list of the links is listed below. Some are catalogs of other libraries, and others are reference materials you can use on-line. If you need help using any of these resources, or want to know more about them, please ask a staff member.

  • Other Catalogs
        Library of Congress Books
        SLC Spectrum Libraries
  • World Wide Web
        Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
        Census/Map Data from U.S. Gazetteer
        CIA World Factbook
        Information Please: Internet Encyclopedia
        Merriam-Webster Dictionary On-line
        National Geographic's Map Machine
        RefDesk.com: Quick Research Links
        Roget's Thesaurus
        U.S. Government Information
        WordReference.com On-line Dictionary
        Your Dictionary.com
        ZIP Code Search
  • Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970
  • Educational Digital Video Library
  • Books-in-Print
  • Encarta Products
  • Michigan Electronic Library
  • U.P. Digitization Collection
  • MeLCat
  • SLC Preview Center


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