Databases by Subject

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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.

Biography

  • Biography Reference Center - More than 450,000 biographies. Includes complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine as well as thousands of narrative biographies.

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 Reference Center - Includes over 14,000 short stories and 54,000+ poems. Covers information on thousands of authors and their works. Topics include: plot summaries, literary criticism, book reviews, novels, and author interviews. 
  • 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.
  • Overdrive eBooks- Borrow eBooks and audiobooks on your computer, smart device or eReader. Apps available for Apple and Android.
  • Rb digital Downloadable Audiobooks - Over 5200 always available audiobooks. Apps available for Apple and Android.  (Used to be OneClickDigital)
  • 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 and Companies

  • 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 Reference Center - Information on accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. State-specific information included.
  • 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

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

Catalogs

  • Library Catalog - Search books, movies and more in the Mid-Michigan area.
  • MelCat– Michigan-wide loan service including many colleges and universities. You can request an item sent to our library.
  • OneClick Downloadable Audiobooks – Always available audiobooks. Apps available for Apple and Android.
  • Overdrive eBooks - Borrow eBooks and audiobooks on your computer, smart device or eReader. Apps available for Apple and Android.
  • WorldCat.org - Search the collections of libraries from around the world.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MyHeritage - Family history resource including more than 6 billion historical records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. Includes the full USA federal census (1790-1940).

 

Health and Medicine

  • Health Source Consumer Edition - Medical reference materials. Magazine articles, pamphlets, encyclopedias, and health-related videos.
  • Health Sources - Nursing Academic- Nursing and allied health journals plus professional and personal health magazines, journals, and reference sources.
  • Merck Health -  View information about medical topics, symptoms, emergencies, and drug Information.
  • Merck Pet Health-  View information about pet health and medicine for dogs, cats, horses, birds and other pets.

 

 Homework Help

  • 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.
  • MasterFILE Complete - Broad collection of popular full-text magazines and reference books. Contains Consumer Reports. Covers subjects including: business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY, and fashion. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

 

Magazine Articles

  • MasterFILE Complete - Broad collection of popular full-text magazines and reference books. Contains Consumer Reports. Covers subjects including: business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY, and fashion. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

Midland

  • Midland Daily Newspaper -  (2002 - present) - Text of news articles, no photos.
  • Midland Daily Newspaper -  (2018 - present) - Full color scan of the paper.
  • 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

  • MasterFILE Complete - Broad collection of popular full-text magazines and reference books. Contains Consumer Reports. Covers subjects including: business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY, and fashion. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.
  • 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.
  • Newsbank - Over 12,000 searchable titles span a wide array of source types, from newspapers to blogs to newswires to videos and more.
  • Newspaper Source Plus - Includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. Offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources. Primary full coverage newspapers are The Washington Post and USA Today.

 

Research

  • Academic Search Complete – Peer-reviewed full-text articles for college students and professionals, 1980 to present.
  • 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.
  • MasterFILE Complete - Broad collection of popular full-text magazines and reference books. Contains Consumer Reports. Covers subjects including: business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY, and fashion. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.
  • MeL (Michigan eLibrary) Library of Michigan information tool for Michigan's libraries, schools and citizens. MeLCat - Michigan wide library loan system
  • Newsbank - Over 12,000 searchable titles span a wide array of source types, from newspapers to blogs to newswires to videos and more.
  • 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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