Databases by Subject

 


Addresses & Phone Numbers

    Reference USA - Directory of business and residential information. Also includes job postings and consumer/lifestyle marketing information. Resource has a powerful advance search using many useful criteria to easily get to relevant results.
 


Antiques

 


Biography

    Biography in Context  - Biography resources covering historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers. Magazine and journal articles; primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images.
    Biography & Genealogy Master Index - Find citations to published biographical information.
 


Books, Reading & Literature

    BookFlix (Grades PreK - 5) - An interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction to increase understanding and comprehension.
    BookLetters - Sign up for email newsletters for reviews of recommended books in your favorite genres and learn about Library programs.
    Literary Resources from Gale - Primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies. Includes Literature Resources and Literature Criticism.
    Michigan Authors & Illustrators - Searchable database of Michigan authors and illustrators that provides biographical and contact information.
    Novelist - Explore fiction with this powerful database. Search by author, title, subject, series, genre, plot and more. Browse book lists, author read-a-likes, and book awards. Includes book discussion guides.
    Novelist K-8 (Grades K-8) - Find just the right book by subject, age, awards, Lexile Reading levels, and State standards.
    OneClick Downloadable Audiobooks - Always available audiobooks. Apps available for Apple and Android.
    Online Bookclub - (DearReader.com) Sample of a book sent to your email. Sign up for your favorite genre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Overdrive eBooks - Borrow eBooks and audiobooks on your computer, smart device or eReader. Apps available for Apple and Android.
    Something About the Author  (Grades 8-12) - Illustrated biographical profiles of children's literature authors and illustrators.
    TumbleBooks (Preschool-Grade 6) - Animated picture books for children to read or listen. Includes some books in French and Spanish. Classics for older users.
 


Business

    BusinessDecision - Business-to-consumer market data. Allow users to better understand the consumer marketplace.
    Business Insights: GlobalBusiness - Case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals, and topical reference materials organized by country, company, and industry.
    Demographics Now - Business and demographic information. Assess business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete location analyses and business plans, analyze population trends.
    Morningstar Library Edition - Mutual funds and stock information recommendations and education. Morningstar ratings, and investment indexes and groups.
    Reference USA - Directory of business and residential information. Also includes job postings and consumer/lifestyle marketing information. Resource has a powerful advance search using many useful criteria to easily get to relevant results.
    Small Business Resource Center - Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, and magazine articles.
    S & P NetAdvantage - Comprehensive Investment Information. Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, EFT's, and Company Profiles. (Replaces S&P print products.)
    ValueLine - (In-library use only) Find extensive financial and statistical data on stocks. Includes recent news and analysis. Educational tools for building an investment portfolio.
 


Car Repair

    Chilton's Auto Repair - Car and truck repair information. Year, make, and model combinations from 1940 to the present. Videos, photos, wiring diagrams, diagnostics, and maintenance specifications.
 


Catalogs

 


Consumer

    Consumer Reports - Find current product information on cars, appliances, electronics and more. View unbiased product ratings and reviews.
 


Employment

    Reference USA - Choose the US Jobs database to search for open positions and view detailed business profiles. The resource has a powerful advance search using many useful criteria to easily get to relevant results.
    Learning Express Library - Choose the Career Center to prepare for a career exam, explore occupations, and improve your workplace skills. The resource also has practice tests: High School Equivalency, College Preparation, College, and Adult Learning. List of Tests
 


Genealogy

    America's Genealogy & Obituaries - Historical newspapers, books, and documents, obituaries and the Social Security Death Index.
    Ancestry Library Edition  - (In-Library use only) Family history research resources; census reports, birth & death records, and immigration records.
    Biography & Genealogy Master Index - Find citations to published biographical information.
    HeritageQuest - Census information, digitized family histories and local histories; tax lists, city directories, probate records and more. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set Private Relief Actions.
    Midland Daily Newspaper - (2002 - present) Text of news articles, no photos.
    Midland Daily News Index  - (1963 - present)  Find citations for Midland area information and local obituaries from the Midland Daily News. The newspaper is available on microfilm from the 1870's to the present in the local history room at the Library.
    Midland Historical Newspapers - (1870-1922) View digital scan of early years for Midland newspapers.
 


Health

 


 Homework Help

    Biography in Context - Biography resources covering historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers. Magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images.
    Britannica Student - (K-12) Each contains resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.
    CultureGrams - Cultural information for countries and territories. Includes maps, statistics and recipes. Basic information on the United States including facts, symbols, time-lines, famous residents and more.
    Early World of Learning - Grades PreK-5. Learn about colors, numbers and other fun things. Strengthen reading foundations with stories, activities and videos. "Know It "encyclopedia designed especially for early readers.
    EbscoHost eBooks - (K-8) Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online. Picture books, homework topics, and languages learning.
    Gale Virtual Reference Books - Encyclopedias and specialized reference resources for homework help, business, and more.
    General OneFile - One-stop source for magazine and newspaper articles, and reference books on a wide range of topics.
    General Reference Center Gold - Variety of sources - magazines, newspapers, reference books, and trade publications.
    Kids Infobits - (PreK - 5) Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
    Research in Context - Articles, video, primary resources and more on a range of middle school topics
    Something About the Author - Illustrated biographical profiles of children's literature authors and illustrators.
    World Book Kids - Arts, History and Government, Living Things, People, Places, Science and Mathematics, Sports and Hobbies, and World Religions. Includes pictures, sounds and videos.
 


Investing

    Morningstar Library Edition - Mutual funds and stock information and education, recommendations. Morningstar ratings, and investment indexes and groups.
    S & P NetAdvantage - Comprehensive Investment Information. Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, EFT's, and Company Profiles. (Replaces S&P print products.)
    ValueLine (In-library use only) - Find extensive financial and statistical data on stocks. Includes recent news and analysis. Educational tools for building an investment portfolio.
 


Kids

    BookFlix (PreK- 5) - An interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction to increase understanding and comprehension.
    Britannica Student (K-12) - Each contains resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.
    CultureGrams - Cultural information on 182 countries and territories including maps, statistics and recipes. Basic information on the United States including facts, symbols, time-lines, famous residents and more.
    Early World of Learning - (PreK-5) Learn about colors, numbers and other fun things. Strengthen reading foundations with stories, activities and videos. Know It encyclopedia designed especially for early readers.
    EbscoHost eBooks (K-8) - Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online. Picture books, homework topics, and languages learning.
    Kids Infobits (PreK - 5) - Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
    Something About the Author (8-12) - Illustrated biographical profiles of children's literature authors and illustrators.
    TumbleBooks (PreK- 6) -Animated picture books for children to read or listen. Includes some books in French and Spanish. Classics for older users.
    World Book Kids (PreK- 5)- Arts, History and Government, Living Things, People, Places, Science and Mathematics, Sports and Hobbies, and World Religions. Includes pictures, sounds and videos.
 


Language

    Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (World Book Kids in Spanish) - Grades PreK - 5. Visual dictionary, world of animals, encyclopedia articles, and Spanish language newspapers.
    Informe Academico (Infotrac in Spanish) - Spanish. Full text. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
    Mango Languages – Learn a new language. Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. Apps available for Apple and Android.
 


 Law

    Legal Forms (MI) - Copies of actual forms and documents in Word format for business, personal or litigation purposes. Also includes a law digest, legal questions and answers and an attorney directory.
    LegalTrac Articles - Some full text. Legal publications and indexing for law reviews, legal newspapers, Bar Association journals, and international legal journals.
 


Magazine Articles

    Academic OneFile – Peer-reviewed full-text articles for college students and professionals, 1980 to present
    General OneFile - Mostly full text. One-stop source for magazine and newspaper articles, and reference books on a wide range of topics.
    General Reference Center Gold - Mostly full text. Variety of sources - magazines, newspapers, reference books, and trade publications.
    Research in Context - Articles, video, primary resources and more on a range of middle school topics
 


Midland

    Midland Daily Newspaper -  (2002 - present) - Text of news articles, no photos.
    Midland Daily News Index (1963 – present) Find citations for Midland area information and local obituaries from the Midland Daily News. The newspaper is available on microfilm from the 1870's to the present in the local history room at the library.
    Midland Historical Newspapers – (1870-1922) View digital scan of the early years of Midland newspapers.
 


Newspapers

    Academic OneFile – Peer-reviewed full-text articles for college students and professionals, 1980 to present
    General OneFile - Mostly full text. One-stop source for magazine and newspaper articles, and reference books on a wide range of topics.
    General Reference Center Gold - Mostly full text. Variety of sources - magazines, newspapers, reference books, and trade publications.
    Infotrac Newsstand - Full text. Newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes New York Times (1985-current) and limited runs of other Michigan newspapers.
    Midland Daily Newspaper -  (2002 - present) - Text of news articles, no photos.
    Midland Daily News Index (1963 – present) Find citations for Midland area information and local obituaries from the Midland Daily News. The newspaper is available on microfilm from the 1870's to the present in the local history room at the library.
    Midland Historical Newspapers – (1870-1922) View digital scan of the early years of Midland newspapers.
    New York Times - Full text: January 1, 1985 - current. Indexing: January 1, 1965 - current. Provides national and international news, opinion and commentary. National edition.
 


Research

    Academic OneFile – Peer-reviewed full-text articles for college students and professionals, 1980 to present.
    Biography in Context – Biography resources covering historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers. Magazine and journal articles; primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images.
    CultureGrams - Cultural information on 182 countries and territories including maps, statistics and recipes. Basic information on the United States including facts, symbols, time-lines, famous residents and more.
    Demographics Now – Business and demographic information. Assess business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete location analyses and business plans, analyze population trends.
    Gale Virtual Reference Books - Encyclopedias and specialized reference resources for homework help, business, and more.
    General OneFile - Mostly full text. One-stop source for magazine and newspaper articles, and reference books on a wide range of topics.
    General Reference Center Gold - Mostly full text. Variety of sources - magazines, newspapers, reference books, and trade publications.
    Infotrac Newsstand - Full text. Newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes New York Times (1985-current) and limited runs of other Michigan newspapers.
    MeL (Michigan eLibrary) Library of Michigan information tool for Michigan's libraries, schools and citizens. MeLCat - Michigan wide library loan system
    Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies, statistics, magazine articles, tables/charts/graphs, and more.
    Research in Context - Articles, video, primary resources and more on a range of middle school topics
 


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