A to Z The USA

Contains both country-based articles and state-based articles for
each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia.


A to Z World Food

This food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries
of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and beverages.


A to Z World Travel

Contains unique information about dozens of travel destinations, AtoZ World Travel.



With 9,000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other ad-free learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners ages 2-8.


African American Song

African American Song is the first online resource to document the history of African American music in an online music listening service. The collection contains a diverse range of genres such as jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk songs, and narratives, among others.


Alt Healthwatch

The latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies.


American Memory

American Memory Provides Free And Open Access Through The Internet To Written And Spoken Words, Sound Recordings, Still And Moving Images, Prints, Maps, And Sheet Music That Document The American Experience.


American Song

American Song is a history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America’s past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys.


Ancestry Library

Proquest Has Partnered With Myfamily.com To Create Ancestry Library Edition, One Of The Most Important Genealogical Collections Available Today. (limited to In-house Library Use Only).


Applied Science & Technology Source

This resource offers a diverse array of full-text and indexed content covering the full spectrum of the applied sciences and computing disciplines.


Art & Architecture Source

Search full-text art journals, magazines, and books plus thousands of images covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design.


Associate Programs Source

This unique research database provides full-text coverage for the subject areas most relevant to two-year college programs, including biotechnology, graphic arts, criminal justice and veterinary assisting.


Auto Repair Source

This resource provides the accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls and more.



Search for biographical entries and portraits of people from all time periods ranging from the beginning of recorded human history to now.


Biography Reference Center

Search a comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies.



Grades PreK – 3. An interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction designed to increase understanding and fluency. Increase comprehension and have fun at the same time!



Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.


Brittanica School – Fundamentals

A Pre-K to 2nd Grade interactive learning environment. Fundamentals is an excellent online solution for early childhood learning–play based activities for learning colors, geography, numbers, shapes, telling time, and vocabulary.


Brittanica School – Elementary

Age appropriate articles illustrated with photos, videos, diagrams, and maps to help students learn to compare text and multimedia resources as they collect their evidence.


Brittanica School – Middle

The Middle School level of Britannica School offers more challenging content and unique features to support students in grades 6-8, including articles, primary source documents, ebooks, maps and videos to help students analyze and evaluate multiple sources of evidence.


Caribbean Search

Covering all areas of Caribbean study, it includes hundreds of full-text journals, magazines, newspapers, reports and reference books.


Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune keeps readers informed of the latest news from the Chicago area, the nation and the world every day. The Tribune has a reputation for investigative and public service journalism earning 24 Pulitzer Prizes since 1932.


Christian Science Monitor January 2, 1980 to present

Christian Science Monitor promotes balanced, objective reporting from the most respected field journalists in the industry.


Consumer Health Complete

Covers all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.


Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports (CR) is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.



We’re a team of dreamers and makers who believe that everyone has a creative side – even you! We pride ourselves on bringing the latest in art and craft education to our members, and we work with renowned artists to do just that.


Detroit Free Press

Full text coverage of The Detroit Free Press from 1999 – present.


Detroit News Indexed 1989-2011/Full text May 23, 2006-November 18, 2011

Detroit News includes indexed articles from Jan 1, 1989 – Nov 18, 2011, and full text articles from May 23, 2006 to Nov. 18, 2011.



The Driver Education program contains the following state-specific information:
– 11 car practice tests
– 8 motorcycle practice tests
– 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
– 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
– An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions


eBook Business Collection

Explore our digital collection of business resources.


eBook High School Collection

This package contains more than 10,000 e-books that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, including history, language, literature, science and technology.


eBooks (GALE)

Search for digital book on writing resumes, choosing a career, and more. Digital books with anytime, anywhere access to help you whenever and wherever you are.


Environment Complete

Offers extensive coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study.


ERIC – Education Resources Information Center

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources


Explora for Elementary School

High-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers and selected for use in an elementary school environment. Explora features a simple search which quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents. Topic overviews provide students helpful starting points for research.


Explora for Middle Schools

High-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers and selected for use in a middle school environment. Explora features a simple search which quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents. Topic overviews provide students helpful starting points for research.


Federal Tax Forms

Federal tax forms are available 24 hours a day. To print forms inside the library will cost you 15 cents per page.


Financial Times

The Financial Times is an English-language international daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news



Fold3® features collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records.


Gale Books and Authors

Search for your books and authors biographies and get suggestions from
experts based on your likes.


Gale Business: Demographics Now

Provides detailed geographic business intelligence to help determine where you should locate your business and understand your customers better.


Gale Directory Library

Search directories for statistics, companies, organizations and products. Find it all here!


Gale Health and Medicine

Discover periodicals and reference book content supporting research in health studies.


Gale Health and Wellness

Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices


Gale Legal Forms

Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.


Gale Literature: Scribner Writers Series

Provides original, comprehensive, scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 authors from around the globe and from all time periods


Gale Literature: Twayne’s Authors Series

Offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres.


Gale Onefile Culinary Arts

Find a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as key reference titles


Gale Onefile Gardening and Horticulture

Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts.


Gale Onefile Home Improvement

Search home improvement topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more.


Gale Power Search

Powersearch 2.0 simplifies browsing through gale’s more than 20,000 publications, providing the ability to search across more than 150 million documents.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Digital books with anytime, anywhere access to help you whenever and wherever you’re doing homework.



The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is offering free online and telephone social hours and classes for seniors throughout the holidays. Visit their website, Get Set Up, for more information and to register, or call 1-888-559-1614. Fees for classes for the Michigan community are WAIVED using this code: MICHIGANHEALTH while booking a class.


Health Source – Consumer Edition

This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.



Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.


Historical Detroit Free Press 1831-1922

This local history source is great for locating everything Detroit. Covers years 1831-1922.


Historical Detroit Free Press 1923-1999

This local history source is great for locating everything Detroit. Covers years 1923-1999


Historical Eccentric

The digitized Eccentric is brought to you by the Bloomfield Township Public Library. Find great articles from the past.


Historical New York Times

Research historic events from years past in this vast collection.


History Reference Center

Covering both U.S. and world history topics. This database features historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.


Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

This database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.


Home Improvement Reference Center

Find detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.


Humanities Source

Provides full text, indexing and abstracts for noted scholarly sources in the humanities.



ImageQuest provides a unique collection of nearly 3 million rights-cleared images from more than 50 of the best collections in the world. Getty Images, The National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Geographic Society, and other leading names have joined with Britannica to provide the best and broadest collection of proprietary educational imagery available


Infobase eBooks

Infobase eBooks are convenient, simple to use, and great for researching your S.T.E.M. homework assignments.


Jazz Music Library

Comprehensive collection of jazz available online — with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.


Jewish Studies Source

Offers a multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization, from its historical origins to the present. It is one of the only full-text databases that focuses exclusively on Jewish studies.



Receive live job coaching, real-time interview practice, full-service resume lab, 24/7 access to local job resources and more!


Lansing State Journal 2002 to present

Comprehensive coverage (2002-present) of articles, stories, columns, commentaries, reviews and more for the newspaper from the state capital Of Michigan.


Learning Express Library

The Learn-A-Test online test collection provides test preparation materials and interactive practice exams based on official tests. Helps individuals improve scores on academic, civil service, military and professional licensing and certifications. Provides immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analysis of scores.


Learning Express School Center

Skill-building resources for classroom and homework success. For elementary students


Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center is an online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms.


Legal Source

Providing indexing and full-text coverage of the most respected scholarly law journals, Legal Source is the authoritative database for current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.


Libby by Overdrive

We’ve moved our digital magazines from RBdigital to the Libby app as part of our OverDrive collection. You will continue to be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great magazines you loved in the RBdigital app, now available in Libby, by OverDrive.


LinkedIn Learning

Formerly Lynda.com, LinkedIn Learning offers thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world experts.


Literary Reference Center

Provides full-text information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.


Literature Resource Center

Biographical information on over 90,000 current writers, excerpts of criticism of literary works written since 1900, as well as detailed essays on 2,000 Major writers.


Little Pim

An online language learning system for ages 0-6, provided through Mango Languages. It’s the fun, easy, and effective way for younger kids to learn a foreign language!


Los Angeles Times December 1996 to current

The perspective of the American west, lauded for its coverage of immigration, entertainment, and environmental issues.


LOTE – Languages Other Than English Online

LOTE Online for Kids is a library eResource that allows kids to enjoy the magic of digital books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English) from the comfort of their own home. Kids can also watch each LOTE title translated and narrated in English to continue their reading and literacy development. Just enter your library card number, and you’ll have access to this fantastic resource!


Making of Modern Michigan

The Making of Modern Michigan is a collaborative project involving 52 Michigan libraries. It includes local history materials from communities around the state. Michigan’s unique heritage is represented through over 4,500 different subjects of photographs, family papers, oral histories, genealogical materials, and much more.


Mango Languages

Learn a new language with Mango Languages.


MAS Complete

Provides hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such art, history, sports and music, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.


Masterfile Complete

Offers a large collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers.


Merck Manual, Home Edition

The online version of a professional medical resource translated into commonly used English, with vital information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.


Michigan Authors and Illustrators

A searchable database of Michigan authors and illustrators. Provides biographical and contact information. Indicates whether person will do library presentations.


Michigan History Magazine

Published by the Historical Society of Michigan, Michigan History is geared toward professionals and enthusiasts alike. Read about our state’s diverse history through feature articles and special sections. A wide variety of subject matter, time frames and perspectives are offered while inspiring, educating and entertaining readers.


Michigan Tax Forms

Michigan Tax forms are available 24 hours a day. To print forms inside the library will cost you 15 cents per page.


Morningstar Investment Research Center

Included in Morningstar are analysts’ independent opinions on 20,000 stocks and funds. Find a stock or fund to meet your needs and research current or prospective holdings.


Music Online

With Music Online, Alexander Street Press provides a comprehensive database for streaming audio, video, reference, and scores on the web. Music online allows users cross search all of the music databases.



With access available from home, MyHeritage is a leading resource to for users to discover, share and preserve family histories. A global user community enjoys access to a large library of historical records, and a diverse collection of family trees from around the world.


National Geographic

Search for full-text articles in The National Geographic Magazine from 1888- Current. Including National Geographic Traveler and Kids.


National Geographic Kids

Includes many full issues of National Geographic Kids Magazine, plus more than 200 ebooks and hundreds of downloadable images.


Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus provides a full-text digital collection of the world’s major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines.


NoveList Plus

Find books to read based on other novels you’ve liked, authors you enjoy, or types of fiction, such as romance or mystery. You can search by author, title, specific types of novels, or even lists of best books.


NoveList K-8 Plus

Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, State standards; even books made into movies, and much more.


Opposing Viewpoints – Gale in Context

Find, learn and measure the many different viewpoints surrounding a number of complex social issues that confront our society today.


Oxford Art Online

Search authoritative online art resources including Oxford’s art reference works, the Grove® Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists


Oxford English Dictionary

The definitive record of the English language.


Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online, home of Grove Music Online, comprehensive online music encyclopedia, offering coverage of music, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship.



Connect research, content, and literacy with PebbleGo’s Animals and Social Studies modules provided by the Michigan eLibrary. Grades K-3.


Poetry and Short Story Reference Center

This full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, and biographies.


Plunkett Research

Offers business intelligence, industry trends, statistics, market research, sales leads & corporate profiles in your choice of formats.


Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.


Political Science Complete

Designed specifically for students, researchers and government institutions, this full-text database covers political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.


Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

An essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students, providing extensive coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines.


Read It!

Read It! articles cover a wide range of subject areas including math, science, math, history, culture, civics, and life skills. Comprehension supports include post-reading quizzes and answers. Middle school through adult ELL and other “Hi/Lo” learners.


Reference Solutions

Formerly known as Reference USA, Reference Solutions offers information regarding U.S. Businesses, U.S. New Businesses, Canadian Businesses/White Pages, U.S. Consumer/Lifestyles, and U.S. New Movers/Homeowners.


Regional Business News

Incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.


Resume Builder

Build Resumes:
-Professionally designed resume templates
-Context-sensitive resume writing tips
-Real-time preview of resume designs


Salem Career Resources

Resources to help students, undergraduates, and adult job seekers learn about today’s cutting-edge careers from real professionals.


Salem Health

Salem Health brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning health reference works.


Salem History

History comes alive with this outstanding collection of books from Salem Press.


Salem Literature

Examine American and international literature, novelists, poets, and short stories, as well as how they relate to their plots and themes.


Salem Science

Search this extensive collection of science resources from Salem Press.


Science -Gale in Context

Find detailed coverage of popular subjects plus information for assignments and projects,


Science Reference Center

Contains full text science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images


Small Business Reference Center

Offers exclusive full text access to many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.


Small Engine Repair Reference Center

This reference database provides detailed repair guides for all manner of small engines


Smithsonian Global Sound

Smithsonian Global Sound, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world’s musical and aural traditions.


Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage is the world’s foremost provider of industry-leading research on companies, industries, stocks, bonds, funds and the economy.



Over 250 animated, talking picture books. The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles!



TumbleMath has the most comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere- all in the TumbleBook format which combines animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students of all ages. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.


U.S. History

Comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from and extensive online collection of historical information.


U.S. Newsstream

Find news from around the country.


Valueline Research Center

The ValueLine Research Center includes on-line access to Value Line’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.


Vocational Studies Premier

Vocational Studies Premier offers full-text journals and a selection of full-text books selected to support the research needs of students enrolled in vocational programs.


Wall Street Journal 1984 to present

The Wall Street Journal is the single most authoritative source of global and national business reporting.


Washington Post 1987 to present

Washington Post has the inside-the-beltway coverage of politics and highly respected investigative journalism.


World Book Advanced

A powerful reference tool that includes full encyclopedic and multimedia databases supplemented with online books, primary sources, website links, and more. For grades 8 and up.


World Book Discover

Discover offers engaging reference resources for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties, with content and tools specifically developed for these students. The collection includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia and interactive video to draw students into curriculum-related topics and subjects relevant to older students.


World Book Early Learning

Rich collection of educational, interactive games for children in Preschool and early Elementary grades.


World Book eBooks

An on-the-go digital library for all ages and reading levels. Get access to engaging sets only available from World Book, including story books, picture books, graphic novels, and chapter books alongside well-known classic titles from famous authors.


World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

World Book’s excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features–in Spanish, for young learners.


World Book Kids

Thousands of easy-to-read articles with embedded multimedia for Elementary-age children. World Book Kids offers games, interactive maps, and a tool for comparing different animals and different places.


World Book Kids ELearn

World Book’s general reference web site uniquely developed for young Arabic speaking students.


World Book Student

A middle school friendly resource, World Book Student includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.


World Book Timelines

Hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history.


World History – Gale in Context

Comprehensive, searchable collection covering multicultural, global and research-based content.


World News Digest

With a completely new design, impressive new content, improved navigation, and powerful new functionality, World News Digest—an exclusive, authoritative archive of world news coverage—is now better than ever. The new and improved design prominently features current events along with historical content dating back to the 1940s. A brand-new video feature gives users easy access to extensive historical video footage never before contained in the database, bringing decades of key historic events to life.


Writer’s Reference Center

Writer’s Reference Center provides users with a convenient one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this indispensable online resource thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing, provides a wealth of vocabulary-building dictionaries, and presents a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay. An in-depth grammar section defines grammatical terms and gives examples of use, while another section explores writing style.