Resources A-Z

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A With 3,500+ interactive games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s award winning curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). In-Library use only.

Academic One File Authoritative, comprehensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Updated daily.

Ancestry Library Edition A genealogical and local history source that includes the U.S. Federal Censuses from 1790-1930, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, passenger lists and more. In-Library use only.


Biography in Context Over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.

BookFlix An interactive experience for beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction. Designed to increase understanding and fluency, increase reading comprehension, and have fun at the same time.

Britannica School Suite of Britannica School resources at four levels – Learning Zone, Elementary, Middle, and High. People, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.

Britannica School – 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.

Business Decision Comprehensive business-to-consumer market data, detailed company profiles, product and brand information combined with investment reports, rankings and market share data and more.

Business Insights: Global Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports. Case studies, scholarly journals, and business news for deep research coverage of global economies.


Chilton’s Authoritative car and truck repair information. Year, make and model combinations from 1940 to present. Videos, photos, wiring diagrams, diagnostics, and maintenance specifications.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Search and view newspaper pages from 1897-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.


Demographics Now Researchers and entrepreneurs are provided with comprehensive business and demographic information valuable to assess business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete location analyses and business plans, and more.


eBook K-8 Collection Beginning readers: Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online, for school and for fun. Picture books, homework topics, languages learning, and online help available.

eBooks over 20,000 eBooks available on all topics. All full-text. Intended for the general user.

ERIC Unlimited access to more than 1.4 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week.

Expanded Academic ASAP Meets research needs across all academic disciplines with access to scholarly journals, news magazines and newspapers.


Foundation Directory Online Research tool to help nonprofits find the grantmakers most likely to fund their projects. The most comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. In-Library use only.


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

General One File News and periodical articles on business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social sciences, technology, and more.

GCF Learn Free From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.orgoffers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free.

Government Printing Office Federal Digital System Free online access to offical publications from all three branches of the Federal Government, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive department.

Great Lakes Digital Library Nearly 10,000 digital eBooks and audiobooks available for PLDL cardholders to download. Also includes a collection of popular films and documentaries available to stream.


Health & Wellness Resource Center Medical information from health journals, general interest publications, pamphlets, and videos.
This site, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides links to realiable health resources and customized health recommendations.

Heritage Quest Online Searchable images of U.S. federal census records and popular genealogy and local history collection books and collections.


Informe Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. Spanish-language magazines with information on businesses, health, technology, culture, and more.

IRS Small Business Website Industry specific information and links to provide answers and guidance on common business tax questions for small businesses or the self-employed individual.

Kelly Blue Book Price guides for new and used vehicles.

Kids InfoBits Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. For elementary students.


LearningExpress Library Practice tests and tutorial course preparation for academic or licensing tests. Provides immediate scoring and complete answer explanations.

Legal Forms Library Copies of actual forms and documents in Word format are provided to help users with their legal needs – whether for business, personal or litigation purposes. Continuously updated to reflect current state laws, Gale Legal Forms also includes a law digest, legal questions and answers and an attorney directory.

LegalTrac Provides legal information from more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.

Literature Resource Center Biographical information, overviews, literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods around the world.


The Making of Modern Michigan Michigan’s unique heritage is represented through photographs, family papers, oral histories and genealogical materials.

Mango Languages Online learning resource offering 72 different languages, 17 ESL courses and numerous specialty courses. From Spanish and Finnish to Axerbaijani, English and even Pirate, we’ve got you covered.

Medline Plus Consumer-focused site from the National Library of Medicine that provides information about various health topics, a medical encyclopedia, drug information, directories of doctors, and much more.

Michigana (Sabin Collection): Sources in U.S. History Online This digital archive documents state history. Drawn from the Sabin collection and other Gale sources, the archive provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children’s books.


Nada Guides Price guide information for new and used cars, motorcycles, boats, and more.

New York Times Full-text articles from 1985 to present.

NoveList Get help finding your next book to read based on books you’ve read or topics you’re interested in. Includes lesson plans, book discussion guides, and recommended reading lists.

Novelist K-8 Plus Get help finding your next book to read based on books you’ve read or topics you’re interested in. Includes reviews from 1996-present, book discussion guides, and book talks. For K–8 readers.

Nursing Resource Center
Nursing Resource Center brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context Features magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, topic overviews, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to websites.

RBdigital Magazines Hundreds of new and popular magazines available for download with your PLDL card. Magazines can be read online through your web browser, or can be downloaded to your computer, iPad, Kindle Fire, iPhone or Android devices.

Research in Context Includes the most-studied topics for grades 6-8: literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. Written specifically for middle schoolers (high school students may find it useful too).


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


World Book Kids Grades PreK-5, contains nine content categories: Pictures and Videos, World of Animals, Activities, Maps and more, Games, Important People, Compare Places, Science Projects, and Dictionary.

WorldCat Online catalog of books and other materials available at libraries worldwide.